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First Iva “Alofa” memorial scholarships awarded

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A memorial scholarship was awarded in memory of Iva Pisia Salazar, who passed away last August, to graduates Shane Chen and Setoga Siatu'u during the graduation for Registered Nurses earlier this month.
 
The $500 Iva "Alofa" Pisia-Salazar Scholarship awards will assist the two men who are pursuing their education for bachelors degrees.
 
According to Nina Salazar, the late Iva’s daughter, “August 2014 marks the first year that Iva "Alofa" has spent in Heaven, but her legacy continues.”
 



Fa’afetai Manu’atele i le faigamalo a Lolo ma Lemanu

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I le avea ai o ia ma sui o le Manu’atele, sa tuuina atu ai le fa’afetai a le afioga ia Misaalefua Hudson, Kovana Itumalo o Manu’a, i le faigamalo mo le tele o mea lelei ua faia mo e itumalo i le tausaga ua fano ae maise ai lenei tausaga, pe a faatusatusa i isi faigamalo ua te’a.
 



ASRU launches "Get Into Rugby" with Boys & Girls Clubs

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There were close to 70 youth at Lions Park yesterday morning from the Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa (BGCAS) learning about the game of rugby from the American Samoa Rugby Union (ASRU), who were there to teach the ins and outs of the sport. Through the BGCAS efforts to promote academic success, good character and healthy lifestyles, they have partnered with the ASRU to launch their International Rugby Board (IRB) ‘Get into Rugby’ program that began yesterday.
 



"Love your Coast" program to clean up in Manu'a

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The American Samoa Handball Association (ASHA) is teaming up with the American Samoa Aquatics Agency (ASAA) for a trip to Ta’u, Manu’a this week. These two sports groups will be helping with coastal clean ups as part of the program called ‘Love Your Coast’.
 



Make it a habit — Keep AmSam Clean

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The Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) is continuing with cleanup around the Pago Harbor shoreline, particularly near Pago Pago village. Last Friday DYWA workers, 10 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) workers, athletes from the American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association and volunteers were on-hand to help with the cleanup.
 



Cool Stuff Quick Hit: United’s Friendly Lounge

A $50 fee gets you into the United Airlines San Francisco Club Lounge for Cheerios, bagels, yogurt, fruit, granola, Latte, cappuccino, soda, juices. No hot food, no showers (yet Houston United has), but it is definitely a quiet, safe environment.
 
It’s noon, whoopee, more goodies. Now we have yogurt raisins, pretzel mix, cheese & crackers, oatmeal raisin cookies, fresh baby carrots with buttermilk ranch dressing.
 



Samoan cousins accepted to rival service academies

Military academies are viewed as some of the most prestigious institutions around, so you can imagine what scholar-athletes Toese Gaoteote Tia and Adam Tagovailoa Amosa of Campbell High School were thinking when they opened their college acceptance letters.
 



Service & sacrifice of ‘Toa Samoa’ highlighted at flag raising

Samoa flag raised during ceremony in Hawai'i
 
(KALIHI, Hawai’i) — The service and sacrifice of our ‘Toa Samoa’ was highlighted when close to 200 members of the Samoan community in Hawai’i gathered for the Second Annual Independent State of Samoa Flag Raising Ceremony, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Kuhio Park Terrace.
 
RAISING OF THE FLAGS
 



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.
 



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