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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...
Sinapioa in the 2017 race where it was rowed by the Fagaitua H.S. crew
FAUTASI FIVA — NEW RACE TIME: Fagaalu’s fautasi crew is competing, using the DOC's “Sinapioa” with the race beginning Saturday at 11 a.m, with ten boats, as Nuuuli is only racing their ‘low rider’ this year. There is no preliminary race — so they will all race, at one time from 5 miles out with the...
Fagaalu's Fetu ole Afiafi crew in the water with the boat
The list of this year's fautasi competitors went down by one Tuesday, after Fagaalu's Fetu ole Afiafi broke during practice.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt. Samoa News understands that the auva'a for the Matasaua helped the Fetu crew members secure the boat. Other fautasi crews who were nearby also...
Samoana High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) crew, along with the Sharks' National Honor Society and members of the student body
Samoana High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) crew, along with the Sharks' National Honor Society and members of the student body carried out a special 'wave' last Friday for the "Peter Project." The HOSA chapter also hosted a "Water Lantern" and flower release in Fagatogo....

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