ASG scholarships to ASCC awarded to 24 graduating seniors
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-four high school graduates have received ASG scholarships to the American Samoa Community College and a short ceremony was held Tuesday at the local Education Department (ASDOE) to announce the recipients.
Education director, Dr. Ruth Matagi Tofiga said yesterday that the brief ceremony was held in two sessions — 9:00am and 11:00am — due to the number of high school recipients. Parents of the students were also in attendance.
Dr. Matagi-Tofiga and Scholarship Board chairman, Sen. Fai’ivae Godinet congratulated the students and we “encourage them to stay focused and stay the course especially during these times of uncertainty.” CONGRATULATIONS.
Twelve of the 24 high school seniors — in this group photo provided by the local Education Department (ASDOE) — who are recipients of ASG scholarship to the American Samoa Community College (ASCC). This group opted to keep their face masks on during the photo session. [photo: ASDOE]
Names of the recipients and their major:
Aaliyah Shalhout - Psychology; Annie Mataia - Nursing; Bernadette F. Silipa - Psychology; Elora Tusiofio - Nursing; Fetoloai O.J.M. Fua - Psychology; Filogia T.J. Tufi - Nursing; Finisi Roe - Environmental Engineering; Isabella Sagote - Nursing; Iyvaronica K. Ioane - Nursing; Janzen S. Muasau - Information Technology; Jodesy S. Fuiava - English; Tagiilima Tuilemafua - Marine Science; Keila Toafa - Liberal Arts; Keith Taliau - Criminal Justice; Leleagaatutuila Vele - Liberal Arts; Lorraine Faiivae - Psychology ; Lorilei Sili - Pre-Law; Natalee K. Aitaoto - Animal Science; Pita R. Vaouli - Engineering; Samuela E. Lafitaga - Law; Selena M. Sionesina - Health; Take Masina - Liberal Arts; Taimane Mauga - Psychology; Trinity Danielson - Criminology.
This photo provided by the local Education Department (ASDOE) shows 12 of the 24 high school seniors who are recipients of ASG scholarship to the American Samoa Community College (ASCC). This group took off their face-masks — a recommendation for COVID-19 preventive measures — for the group photo. [photo: ASDOE]