Youngsters from Leone Midkiff Elementary School, along with dozens of other local students, were able to interact with the crew of the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer last Friday during a telepresence event held at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center. See story in tomorrow’s issue. [photo:NMSAS]
Tapa'au Dr. Daniel Aga and Malaeoletalu Mel Gurr from the Office of Political Status made a presentation to the Nu'uuli VocTech stucents with Social Studies teacher Rosalee Shoulders to learn about American Samoa's political status and constitution.  This continues the Political Status Office’s work to disseminate information about the territory's political status. The office is looking to hold a Student Forum at the Lee Auditorium on April 10- 11. More details soon. [Courtesy photo]
Western District Governor, Paramount Chief Lualemaga Edward Faoa’s casket was carried from the church to his guest house in Tupapa A’asu by the village chiefs and aumaga after his initial church service at the CCCAS A’asu Fou Church. Lualemaga was laid to rest, yesterday, Thursday in his village of A’asu.  [Photo: THA]
University of Washington linebacker Psalm Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching was predicted to be a late round pick for the upcoming NFL draft in April; but the young Samoan has shocked everyone — even his parents — with the announcement that he will pursue rugby instead. Wooching led the Huskies in sacks in 2016 but the 6’4”- 231lb. outside linebacker from Kailua, Kona, Hawai’i will be hanging up his...

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St. Theresa Elementary’s 8th grader, Avril Regis, took first place yesterday in the 23rd annual Samoa News Territorial Spelling Bee competition.  McDonald’s American Samoa is the major sponsor. As in past years, the competition was hosted by KVZK-TV and it was broadcast live. Regis, the daughter of...
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