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Sauni le ‘au Volipolo Amerika Samoa mo PNG

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Ua maitauina le atoatoa o tapenaga a ‘au Volipolo a Amerika Samoa, ao sauni atu ai i Ta’aloga a le Pasefika i Papua Niu Kini i le masina o Iulai 2015.
 
O ‘au Volipolo a le atunu’u e aofia ai le vaega o ali’i ma tama’ita’i i ta’aloga e faia i totonu o le fale (indoor), fa’atasi ai ma le ‘au a ali’i i Volipolo i luga o le oneone (Beach Volleyball).
 



Aumua welcomes AS students to Washington DC

Source: Press Release, Cong. Aumua Amata’s office

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed students from American Samoa, who were in Washington, DC as part of the Close Up program.

 

“What a pleasure it is to have these future leaders of American Samoa here in Washington,” said Amata. “It always gives me such hope and optimism regarding our community’s future when I see our young people getting involved and learning about our system of government. As the Delegate who represents American Samoa, I am honored to have these young leaders here representing our island,” she added.



Oregon State coach on island looking at local football talent

“Polynesian kids bring special family bond to their teams”
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Oregon State University Beavers football team defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a, was recently on island looking at local talent to possibly don the Orange and White — Oregon’s colors — on the gridiron.
 
“With the ties Oregon State has to American Samoa it was only natural that we continue to find kids from the island,” said Kauha’aha’a.
 



BBQ thank yous Iosefa’s supporters on island

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The parents of Joey Iosefa, one of American Samoa’s recently drafted NFL players, hosted a special barbecue this past Saturday to celebrate their son’s achievements and to offer a sincere ‘faafetai tele lava’ to all those who supported Joey’s journey from a young boy playing soccer in Laulii to a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
 
Joey, along with fellow Samoan Marcus Taulauniu Mariota, were both selected during the NFL draft earlier this month.



Faitau Tusi i le Fanauiti ECE - Tausala A.S.

Ona o le manulauti o le fa’amoemoe na mafua ai ona tauva le tausala lalelei o Amerika Samoa i le Tauvaga Tausala Lalelei 2014 -2015, o lea ua ia fa’ataunu’uina ai pea lana polokalama faitau tusi i le fanauiti, e faaleleia atili ai lo latou tomai o le malamalama ma faitau i le gagana peretania i le potu a’oga.”
 



ASHSAA announces 2014-2015 All-Star teams

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) has announced their All-Star teams in the final sports of this 2014-2015 school year, which includes Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Junior Varsity Basketball and Baseball.
 
According to ASHSAA, prior to 2012, All Stars were selected for football only, primarily because a team needed to be selected for the Samoa Bowl football game.
 



Documents threatened as registrar’s office floods again

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Territorial Registrar’s Office located in Fagatogo was the subject of a serious cleanup yesterday morning after a leak developed in the building over the weekend after a sewage pipe was broken last Saturday while Fletcher Construction was working behind the building.
 



Sosaiete a Faia’oga Filipino i Amerika Samoa

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O le aso Toonai na te’a nei sa fa’ato’a faia ai se fonotaga tele a le vasega o Faia’oga ua auai i le Sosaiete fou ua fa’aigoaina, “Sosaiete a Faia’oga Filipino i Amerika Samoa, po’o le “American Samoa Filipino Association of Committed Teachers” (ASFACT).
 



Faga’itua grad gets Army commission at Wentworth

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US Army 2nd Lieutenant Lauivaa Chanel Tavai was commissioned in the United States Army from Wentworth Military Academy Reserve Officers Training Corps this past weekend.

 

Tavai is a 19-year-old graduate of Faga’itua High School’s Class of 2013.

 

The Wentworth Military Academy and College Commissioning and Commencement Ceremony was held Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 in Missouri.

 



Miss American Samoa United States named

The new Miss American Samoa United States was crowned during the Miss District of Columbia United States pageant in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
 
She is Constance Anna Palelei, the 26-year-old daughter of retired NFL player Jack Siulagi Palelei and Catherine Ann Palelei. Constance currently lives in Pennsylvania; however, her Samoan roots run deep by virtue of her American Samoan father who hails from the village of Nu’uuli.
 



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