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Manulele Teacher assists National Park

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Sixth-grade teacher Quijano Taotua from Manulele Elementary School has joined the National Park of American Samoa as its first Teacher-Ranger-Teacher. This six-week summer professional development opportunity provides place-based learning experiences and access to the resources of the national park for inclusion into classrooms.
 



Tina Drabble foundation donates to Jr Golfers

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On Tuesday, July 8, the Tina Drabble Junior Golf Foundation gave a donation of $3,000 to the Junior Golf Association of American Samoa, as the Jr. Golfers prepare for their trip to San Diego for the Calloway Golf Junior World Tournament scheduled later this month.
 



AmSam artists provide Smithsonian gift

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni  presented last week to officials of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. a full set of tatau instruments from Samoan artists Tufuga Su’a Tupuola Uilisone Fitiao and ASCC’s Professor of Arts, Regina Meredith.
 



James Aulava crowned first Mr. American Samoa

The pageant focused on the territory’s kidney health issues
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James “Superman” Aulava was named Mr. American Samoa from a pool of nine men who vied for the title last Thursday at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. It was the first time American Samoa has held a male pageant, and it was spearheaded by the Society of Fa’afafine in American Samoa’s very own 2014- 15 MISS SOFIAS — Maya Aphrodite Blaque of Tula.
 



Video: Powerful message for Special Olympics

Special Olympics "transforms the spirits" of young athletes
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The Special Youth Olympics of American Samoa held one of their major fundraisers at the Gov. H.Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei this past Friday evening, July 4th — which featured Samoa’s favorite comedian, Tofiga Fepulea’i of “The Laughing Samoans”. The special event brought numerous supporters, families and friends together, especially the fans of the Laughing Samoans here in the territory.
 

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Photos: Youth Day celebrates territory's diversity

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On Friday, July 4th — America's Independence Day — over 1,000 youth from across the island gathered together for a Youth Day parade, and walking from the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center to Utulei's Su’igaula Park, they kicked off Youth Month, the month of July.
 



Fa’ataua e le malo tupulaga talavou i le atunu’u

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O le taeao nei lea ua fa’amoemoe e faia ai se polokalame tele a le malo i le malae o le Si’uga’ula a le Atuvasa i Utulei, e fa’amanatu ai le avea o le masina lenei o Iulai ma masina e fa’ataua ai tupulaga talavou i le atunu’u.
 
O le aso foi lenei e fa’amanatuina ai le tutoatasi o le malo o Amerika.
 



Sisters United Rugby Club captures third place win

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The American Samoa Women’s Rugby Team recently returned from Samoa where they represented the territory in the Samoa Women’s Sevens Rugby Tournament.
 
The team, under the leadership of team coach/player Annielyse Coffin and team captain Uini Tanuvasa, came back home with the third place win and “lots of valuable experience”.
 



Ocean Star focuses on our oceans

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The Ocean Star four-week program (June 23-July 17), sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) for children ages 10 to 12 years of age is on a clear mission—and its mission is to promote ocean awareness and ocean safety among the youngsters. The program is being held at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center.
 



50th anniversary celebration for KVZK-TV will be low-key

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The Office of Public Information is in the planning stages of what will be a small celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the first day KVZK-TV went on the air, back in October 1964.
 
OPI Director Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde told Samoa News yesterday that the 50th anniversary celebration is set for October 5, 2014 but “it won’t be anything big”.
 



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