ASCC nursing students
Public and private high schools came together this month during the annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition at DYWA gymnasium in Tafuna on February 9, 2024 — under the theme of ‘Dare to Lead’. Major healthcare organizations and gov’t departments, including ASCC Nursing set up booths to explain their roles in the healthcare field, giving participants the opportunity to interact with representatives and gain insights into the healthcare industry in American Samoa. [photo: SC]
Steve Onosai, Tom Maiava, and Taunuu Niulevaea
As if in a flying wing formation, Manu Samoa "Blitz Sole's" Steve Onosai, Tom Maiava, and Taunuu Niulevaea power toward the Samoa Try Line, as they overwhelmed Australia 31-7 at the HSBC Vancouver Svns, Day 1.  [photo: Barry Markowitz]
 landslide that blocked traffic from both sides in Amouli
Dept. of Public Works staff was out removing debris from a landslide that blocked traffic from both sides in Amouli earlier this week. Heavy rains have deluged the Territory over that last several weeks, bringing the dangers of flooding and landslides to American Samoa during what is known as its ‘Hurricane Season’. [Facebook photo]
Some members of the Finafinau Chapter of Tafuna High School
Some members of the Finafinau Chapter of Tafuna High School that gathered on Saturday, Feb. 17 to plant fresh seeds to replenish their nursery's inventory while focusing on the task of cleaning and maintaining the facility.[Facebook photo]

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 of Tafuna High School who was awarded a 4-year National Army ROTC Scholarship is the proud son of Juanita Leiato and Loring Faiivae. He is an inspiration to current and future cadets, encouraging them to strive for excellence and pursue their dreams with determination. [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For the second time, a Tafuna High School JROTC student has been awarded a National Army ROTC Scholarship. Cadet CPT Loring Faiivae will use the prestigious four-year scholarship to attend Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). A press release from the THS JROTC stated that “this significant achievement not only speaks volumes about Faiivae's commitment to his future but...

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    Dear Editor,   On November 2, 2023, my grandson, Moimoi, was abused by his K-5 Teacher by the name of Sulu and at the time my grandson came home with bruises on his arm, saying his teacher...
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