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-place finish. She is the daughter of Katie Godinet of Pago Pago. Read story and learn who the other winners are in Monday’s issue. [courtesy photo]
Participants at the 7th Annual Fiafia Festival
The Mitamitaga o Samoa Polynesian Club at Washington State Univ. (#MOS) held their 7th Annual Fiafia Festival, Sunday, April 14, 2019 on The WSU campus. It was a spectacular show! The Fiafia festival was a showcase of the Samoan Art of Dancing along with performances of Polynesian dances from the Kingdom of Tonga, The islands of Fiji and Tahiti, and the Maori Haka of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The event was hosted by one of the organization’s advisors and by Arrianna Princess Auva'a, who was flown in by the MOS. [courtesy photo]
A procession of the Stations of the Cross in Apia
Procession through Apia marks Good Friday in Samoa: A procession of the Stations of the Cross was conducted by members of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral starting from Mulinuu to Mulivai. It was one of many processions that took place across the world as the Christians pause to remember the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for the world. [photo: Samoa Observer]
Katie Jewel Godinet with her artwork
Participants at the 7th Annual Fiafia Festival
A procession of the Stations of the Cross in Apia

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