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Fathers of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
Sunday was Father's Day 2019, a day to celebrate dads of all ages. All over the island, men were treated to their favorite to'ana'i menu items, and most of them left morning church service wrapped full of candy, fresh, and money ulas.  Pictured are fathers of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, a church on...
Fathers at Ave o le Fetu Ao Methodist Church
Some of the fathers of Ave o le Fetu Ao Methodist Church in Fagaima, as they sang and performed skits as part of the church’s Father’s Day church service, Sunday, June 16, 2019. [photo: Fili Sagapolutele]
Dionysus Nua with his parents
Samoana HS Class of 2019 graduate Dionysus Nua with his parents, following the Sharks' graduation ceremony this past Tuesday. Dionysus was recognized for having the highest ACT, SAT, and ASVAB scores for the graduating class. [photo: courtesy]
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]

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