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Members of different Filipino dance groups came together as KOMBAYN
Members of different Filipino dance groups came together as KOMBAYN — which means "combine" — in celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day that was celebrated locally by members of the Filipino Community of American Samoa last Friday at the VA Center in Tafuna. The KOMBAYN is a great...
American Samoa's National History Day participants
American Samoa students - with their chaperones - who representws the territory at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, June 9-13. The top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are invited to the National Contest. They are pictured here during a...
Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland Seumanu (left) and her sister Connie Seumanu
Meet the 2019 Miss Samoa New Zealand, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland Seumanu (left). Seumanu won the competition last week against 5 other lovely contestants. The new title holder is the daughter of Pastor Lemmy and Mrs. Nancy Seumanu, of Manumalo Baptist Church in Malaeimi. The new Miss Samoa New...
Some of the Faasao-Marist High School 2019 graduates
The Faasao-Marist High School commencement ceremony was held last Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Fatu-O-Aiga Hall. 48 young men & women graduated — here are some of the graduates as they were waiting to enter the hall for the ceremony. Samoa News will feature each private high school under the...
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) convened in Los Angeles, from May 17-23. The IGFOA provides technical and strategic support to finance officers from American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the...
Some of Laulii Elementary School's 8th grade Class
Some graduates of the Laulii Elementary School's 8th grade Class of 2019, prior to their graduation ceremony earlier this week. Congratulations! [photo: courtesy]
Aaliyah Faasoa
Le tamaitai o Aaliyah Faasoa, ua fiafia i le taimi na talia ai lana fa’ailoga fa’apitoa i le aoga a Montessori School i le taimi na tufatufaina ai fa’ailoga fa’apitoa a le aoga i le vaiaso ua te’a. [ata foa’i]
“Measina” American Samoa volleyball team and supporters with Lt. Gov. Lemanu
Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, surrounded by members of the “Measina” American Samoa volleyball team and supporters that are traveling to Hawai’i next week with their coaches, to participate in the Aloha Summer Classic, scheduled for June 14th and 20th as well as the JPS tournament...
Reno getting ready to lick a lollypop while his mom looks on.
Reno Paaga with his proud mother Orepa following the end-of-year awards ceremony at SPICC in Fatu ma Futi. Reno placed first in his K-3 class and ended the school year with 6 awards total. Congrats Reno! [photo: courtesy]
Addyelle Kein Dizon and family
Pacific Horizons School held its 8th grade graduation this past Friday. Pictured is class valedictorian Addyelle Kein Dizon from the Phillippines, with his proud parents Aldy (L-center) and Karen (R-center). His grandfather, Ito Jagon is seen far left. [photo: courtesy]

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