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July 2018

Manulele Tausala Elementary School principal named Principal of the Year

Manulele Tausala Elementary School principal, Martha Sagapolutele (third from right) with her award Certificate, after being named the “Principal of the Year” - school year 2017-2018.

Manulele Tausala Elementary School principal, Martha Sagapolutele shown with her award Certificate, after being named the “Principal of the Year” - school year 2017-2018. She was presented the award by Education Department director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga (second from right) during a brief ceremony last Friday at the ASDOE main office in Utulei.

Also in the photo (in no specific order, and who attended the ceremony) are ASDOE’s Assistant Director of Elementary, Program Director of Elementary, Vice Principal Manulele, Secretary Manulele and Principal of Ofu/Olosega Elementary School.

Matagi-Tofiga explained that it was last year that ASDOE started the “Principal of the Year Award” in which the Elementary and Secondary Divisions evaluate the Principals and make their recommendation — and this year, Sagapolutele received the award.

“The Department of Education seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment,” Matagi-Tofiga said last Friday after the award ceremony.

Veto Override and LVPA are on Youth Summit agenda

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga

Fono vote override authority and the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa, are other issues on the agenda for the two-day Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit, which opens today at the Pago Pago Youth Center, following a church service yesterday.

In preparation for the summit, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga called on leaders of ASG entities organizing the conference to establish a platform to “raise and discuss issues and challenges, which might impede [our youth’s] progress towards becoming responsible stewards relative to perpetuation of our national treasurers; economic viability, social stability, and cultural vibrancy”.

According to the summit program, the governor this morning will deliver special remarks for the opening followed by keynote speaker, Dr. Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau, a surgical podiatrist, based in California and an alumnus of Fagaitua High School.

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