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Carson CA United Samoan Church honors its graduating seniors

The 12 seniors
Source: United Samoan Church

Carson, CA — This is the first baccalaureate for the United Samoan Church in Carson, California. 12 seniors were honored as they were unable to have their traditional ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Of the 12 that were honored, 11 are college bound and 1 has joined the military. Eight of these young ladies will be going to college on scholarships.

From Top (left to right): Salome Tialavea, Eirene Taase, Imeleta Ale, Xavier Teofilo, Amaya Moala, Mercie Vivao, Thessa Malauulu.

From Bottom (left to right): Genesis Mutu, Poustie Niupulusu, Derica Tialavea, Manaia Moala, and Zonaye Tupuola.

United Samoan Church is led by Reverend Peniamina ma le Tinā Alice Taito. A lot of these children have grandparents and families back home.