Another Field House 100 athlete-scholar
Local high school football players continue to receive football scholarships, relieving parents and guardians of some of the burden of costs for tuition and books.
One of those players that earned his way to a scholarship was Vena Umu of Tafuna High School, who signed his national letter of intent this week with Independence Junior College in Kansas.
He will be joining current Tafuna teammate Ben Waterhouse as they continue their academics while playing football in one of the top Junior College leagues in the United States.
“I want to thank all my family members, teammates, coaches and teachers at Tafuna High School for helping me continue my education,” stated Umu. “I also want to thank Field House 100 and the Smart brothers for helping me receive this scholarship. My counselor kept pushing me and coach Oakland told us all year to be ready when the call came. Ben and I are ready to show Kansas some Samoan pride,” he said.
Field House 100 American Samoa is a non-profit organization designed to help student athletes in American Samoa gain acceptance by helping the students transition from high school to college.
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