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Kanana Fou High School graduates 39

Class of 2016: “O le mata’u i le Atua, o le amataga lea o le poto”
tony@samoanews.com

Kanana Fou High School “Home of the Stallions” held their 14th Commencement Exercise yesterday morning at the Ua Taunu’u Chapel in Kanana Fou, bidding farewell to 39 graduates of 2016. Their graduation theme was — “O le mata’u i le Atua, o le amataga lea o le poto”.

 

Bluesky Communications is the proud sponsor of the 2016 High School Graduation season in the Territory and wishes all graduates success and well being into the future.

 

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivered Special Remarks as the keynote speaker. During his speech, he told the graduates “there are a lot of opportunities out there, but you have to keep your eyes open, in order for you to catch these opportunities – the youth today are missing out on opportunities because of laziness. With this, dear graduates, keep your eyes open for opportunities – go out and look for opportunities, don’t just sit and wait.”

 

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivering his special remarks during the Kanana Fou High School graduation held yesterday morning at the Kanana Fou EFKAS Chapel. [photo: TG]

 

Lolo added, “Our Lord and Savior has already told us – go out and seek. When you seek, you shall find. Keep knocking on that door of opportunities – when you knock, it will open. If the chance is not there, you go and build a gateway of opportunities for your own future, no one will do it for you, but you — these are teachings given to us by our Heavenly Father”.

 

Following the governor’s special remarks, the Commencement Speech was delivered by EFKAS Rev. Dr. Elia Ta’ase (FS), who told the graduates, “I firmly believe that if you had not obeyed your parents and your teachers, if you had not hungered and thirsted for knowledge – if you had not conquered the temptations and made sacrifices in your lives, you wouldn’t have arrived to this day, a day of rejoicing of your achievements.”

 

He said, “Searching for knowledge is not an easy thing to do, with all the temptations around you as young people, even in Samoa – you have chosen a good theme…”

Delivering his commencement speech to the graduating class of 2016 for Kanana Fou High School — Rev. Dr. Elia Ta'ase. [photo: TG]

 

Rev. Dr. Ta’ase concluded “I want to congratulate the graduating class and say, fa’amalo le taumafai, fa’amalo le tauivi – thank you for bringing honor to your families.  Your honor this day will also recognize your church, village, and communities as well. May God bless you and be with you in your future endeavors, in whichever path you choose.”

 

Presentation of graduates from Kanana Fou High School was by Rev. Eleasaro Fa’ata’a. They were accepted and confirmed by the Director of Department of Education, Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin Finau, who also congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

 

Part of the ceremony included an awards presentation, which for government high schools is now a separate event. Awards were as follows:

Valedictorian Award – Monalisa Afoa

 

Salutatorian Award – Quendolynn Eseroma

Presidential Award – Monalisa Afoa

Scholastic Award S.A.T. Score (1640) – Demelio Tua

Cultural Award – Jamaica Taimalie

Citizenship Award – Osana Esekia

Male Scholar Athlete Award – Vaipuna Tunoa

Female Scholar Athlete Award – Elisa Luani

Teacher of the Year Award – Lalremtluangi Renthlei

 

The Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Lalremtluangi Renthlei by the president of the school’s Parent Teacher Association. [photo: TG]

 

KANANA FOU HIGH SCHOOL – GRAD LIST: CLASS OF 2016

Monalisa Afoa ++*** – Valedictorian

Quendolynn Eseroma +*** – Salutatorian

Brendalyn Amosa

Celestine Shalhout

Demelio Tua

Elisa Luani

Fanuatanu Moliga

Jesse Faleafine

Osana Esekia

Uputaua Faleali'i

Vaipuna Tunoa

Andrew Misioka

Bernice Fa'alevao

Carizmon Ae

Emmanuel Afusia

Fa'amagalo Tanu

Filifiliauro Sa'au

Florence Ulutu

Florina Ching Sam

Jamaica Taimalie

Junnette Boat

Katherine Roe

Kimberly Fiatamali'i

Kirikiti Aulaumea

Liamatua Tufele

Lizabelle Mata'u

Maryrose Iramk

Mataniu Ioane

Paige Ale

Peniamina Poasa

Peniamina Seelua

Peretana Tima

Pita Tusitala

Sanito Eliu

Selafina Patea

Toke Vivao

Tuuautala Ioane

Vaoita Taumanupepe

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Kanana Fou High School graduates 39

Class of 2016: “O le mata’u i le Atua, o le amataga lea o le poto”
tony@samoanews.com

Kanana Fou High School “Home of the Stallions” held their 14th Commencement Exercise yesterday morning at the Ua Taunu’u Chapel in Kanana Fou, bidding farewell to 39 graduates of 2016. Their graduation theme was — “O le mata’u i le Atua, o le amataga lea o le poto”.

 

Bluesky Communications is the proud sponsor of the 2016 High School Graduation season in the Territory and wishes all graduates success and well being into the future.

 

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivered Special Remarks as the keynote speaker. During his speech, he told the graduates “there are a lot of opportunities out there, but you have to keep your eyes open, in order for you to catch these opportunities – the youth today are missing out on opportunities because of laziness. With this, dear graduates, keep your eyes open for opportunities – go out and look for opportunities, don’t just sit and wait.”

 

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivering his special remarks during the Kanana Fou High School graduation held yesterday morning at the Kanana Fou EFKAS Chapel. [photo: TG]

 

Lolo added, “Our Lord and Savior has already told us – go out and seek. When you seek, you shall find. Keep knocking on that door of opportunities – when you knock, it will open. If the chance is not there, you go and build a gateway of opportunities for your own future, no one will do it for you, but you — these are teachings given to us by our Heavenly Father”.

 

Following the governor’s special remarks, the Commencement Speech was delivered by EFKAS Rev. Dr. Elia Ta’ase (FS), who told the graduates, “I firmly believe that if you had not obeyed your parents and your teachers, if you had not hungered and thirsted for knowledge – if you had not conquered the temptations and made sacrifices in your lives, you wouldn’t have arrived to this day, a day of rejoicing of your achievements.”

 

He said, “Searching for knowledge is not an easy thing to do, with all the temptations around you as young people, even in Samoa – you have chosen a good theme…”