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Katie Jewel Godinet with her artwork
Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first-place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner as well. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her first-...
Samoana High School students practice for Flag Day 2019 performance
One of the three local high schools selected to provide entertainment for this year's Flag Day celebration —  Samoana High School. The Sharks promise a jaw dropping performance. This photo was taken Tuesday morning, when the school held its final practice session. [photo: Blue Chen]
Students from Midkiff Elementary School who took part in the 119th Flag Day program "The Empowerment of our Young People" at the Suigaula Ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei Monday evening.  [photo: LF]
2019 fireworks show
The people — especially the children — of American Samoa were treated to a 15-minute fireworks show this past Saturday, thanks to the "We Are One" project, co-sponsored by PPTC, McConnell Dowell, ASG, and the Filipino, Chinese, and Korean Communities as part of the 2019 pre-Flag Day festivities. [...
Tafuna HS students, Geraldine Ofisa and Akenese Saleutogi with their project "Hedy Lamarr: Behind the Scene Tragedies & the Ultimate Triumph"
Tafuna HS students, Geraldine Ofisa and Akenese Saleutogi with their project "Hedy Lamarr: Behind the Scene Tragedies & the Ultimate Triumph" which won first place in the "Group Exhibit" category of the 2019 Island Wide History Day competition(high school division) held last week at the...
The Aeto from Pago Pago was partially submerged under water prior to the start of last Saturday's Flag Day 2019 Fautasi Race.
AETO IS SUBMERGED — VILLAGE SUPPORT IS STRONG AS EVER: The Aeto from Pago Pago was partially submerged under water prior to the start of last Saturday's Flag Day 2019 Fautasi Race. Skipper Mageo Patolo was able to calm the rowers who sang church songs while they were being towed back to shore by...
Life Jackets for the MATASAUA II
LIFE JACKETS FOR THE MATASAUA II CREWMEMBERS — Crew members of the Matasaua II being thrown life jackets from the Manu'atele after their fautasi took on water during the 2019 Flag Day Fautasi Race. More Fautasi Fiva 2019 photos in slideshow. [photo: Dr. Michaela Howells]
The God is Great a.k.a. Fono fautasi, broke in half during the 2019 Flag Day Fautasi Race
The God is Great a.k.a. Fono fautasi, broke in half during the 2019 Flag Day Fautasi Race this past Saturday. The crew members — mostly kids from the east side — were all safe; and nobody was hurt. Later that day, local captains Mike Pulu and Rudy Su'a found one-half of the boat about 300 feet off...
After 10 weeks of training, the crew of the Paepaeulupoo from Aua village propelled their long boat to victory in the 2019 Flag Day Fautasi Race.   However, at the meeting where Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga made the results final, many captains voiced the usual yearly opinion that the start was...
First place in the "Individual Exhibit" category for the elementary division competition of the 2019 Island Wide History Day is Lana Snow of Manumalo Academy.
First place in the "Individual Exhibit" category for the elementary division competition of the 2019 Island Wide History Day is Lana Snow of Manumalo Academy. Lana's project was on Frida Kahlo, considered one of Mexico's greatest artists who began painting mostly self-portraits after she was...

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