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Students visit Fono and write reflections

Three Tafuna High School freshmen students received free Hollywood Theatre movie tickets from Samoa News, following the American Samoa History Class at Tafuna High School’s field trip to the Legislature last week to learn about the history and workings of the Fono, including the Senators and Representatives.

After the field trip their history teacher Pogai Coffin instructed the 60 plus students who attended to write up ‘reflection papers’ on their Fono experience. Samoa News in partnership with Coffin choose three of the best essays from the 44 essays that were submitted and those essays were published in last Saturday’s edition.

The three winning students are Virginia Siatu’u, Johnny Toma and Simitioata Tuiolosega who are pictured here with Samoa News Advertising Marketing Manager Terry Custodio Auva’a and Coffin of THS.

Coffin on behalf of Tafuna High School thanked Samoa News for recognizing the students and their hard work. “Not every student has the opportunity to have his or her essay printed in the paper and these students were fortunate,” she said.

Coffin also thanked Principal Lentoy Matagi in her efforts and support of her class field trip.

The THS teacher noted the importance of youth learning who their government leaders, senators and representatives are, and where the laws are proposed and passed, as well as the history of the legislature. Coffin said this is something the students will take with them everywhere they go in life.

The three students expressed thanks to Samoa News for publishing their essays on the paper and for the free Hollywood Theatre movie tickets.