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American Samoa’s very own “Moana” — standing in front of classroom doors painted with the likeness of Disney’s Maui and Moana
American Samoa’s very own “Moana” — standing in front of classroom doors painted with the likeness of Disney’s Maui and Moana — who represented Cluster 1 (K5 - Level 2) during the “Door and Dress Contest” to celebrate Literacy Week at Pava’ia’ai Elementary School. [photo: courtesy]
DOH team at Samoa News
A team from the Department of Health (DOH) visited the Samoa News office yesterday as part of the ongoing second round of mass distribution of filariasis pills, to protect local residents from lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). Over the past weeks, DOH teams have been everywhere —  schools,...
Fono is pictured with her sister Connie and church member, Aumua Semurana Temese
Miss Samoa 2019-2020 Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu recently visited her family in Malaeimi and shared her testimony with the youth of Manumalo Baptist Church, where her father, Pastor Lemmy Seumanu, serves. Fono is pictured with her sister Connie and church member, Aumua Semurana Temese. [photo:...
Rev. Fa’atoto & Mrs. Fenaui Tu’ua Taupua’i and the Malaeloa Methodist Church congregation
Rev. Fa’atoto & Mrs. Fenaui Tu’ua Tapua’i and the Malaeloa Methodist Church congregation after the taping of last Sunday’s church program for the KVZK-TV weekly Sunday Program. Rev. Fa’atoto touched on the drug issue in the territory in his sermon, mentioning that parents, families, and the...
members of the Tafuna High School’s Junior Varsity Team
Tafuna High School’s Junior Varsity Team claimed a ‘Back-2-Back’ Undefeated Championship Title this past Friday evening after defeating the Samoana Sharks in the final showdown of their division with a 34 - 8 victory. Story in tomorrow's sports. ASHSAA football 2019 coverage is brought to you...
DOH crew distributing filariasis pills on Aunu'u
The Department of Health (DOH) continues to move forward with the second round of mass distribution of filariasis pills, to protect the territory and its residents against lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). Last week, a DOH crew led by Dr. Tamara Buhagiar, medical entomologist from the Pacific...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and Vice Premier Hu Chunua at ava ceremony
On his first official visit to Samoa, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and his high level delegation were welcomed to the country with an ava ceremony and a formal dinner at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel and Bungalows. Read more on the Samoa Observer website. Pictured during the ceremony are...
Team #3, standing proudly in front of their Beauty and the Beast door. At far right is a staff member dressed as Belle, the main character in the Disney blockbuster.
Promoting literacy, the English Department at Pava’ia’i Elementary School held a “Spirit Week” themed: "Power in Literacy."  On Day 1, there was a door and costume competition, using animated films as inspiration. Levels 3-5 were given Beauty and the Beast. Pictured are the teachers representing...
Samoana championship team
IT’S OFFICIAL! The Samoana High School girls volleyball team are the ASHSAA champions for 2019-2020. The Lady Sharks defeated a strong Leone Lions team (25-19, 25-21).  Congratulations to all the teams. [photo: Iven Holi]
 Some of the staff members of the Pavaiai Special Education Division
It’s Literacy Week at Pava’ia’i Elementary School and in honor of the celebration, a door competition was held, featuring popular animated films like Moana and Beauty and the Beast. Pictured are some of the staff members of the Pavaiai Special Education Division. [photo: courtesy]

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