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Amata celebrates 10 Years of honoring graduates with Congressional Certificates

“Certificate of Special Recognition” sample
Source: Uifa’atali Amata's D.C. staff press release

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting ten years of congressional certificates for American Samoa’s graduates. Each year, Amata is delighted to honor each individual graduate’s achievements, a total in all categories approaching almost 2,000 yearly.

“This is a special way to honor each graduate, and I hope it adds to their special day, and can give them and their families another potential keepsake. We want to join in celebrating them as they get started on their next step in life, and just say we’re proud of them in a way that can be permanent,” said Congresswoman Aumua Amata.

“I’ve attended so many graduations, and I see in person how special it is for every parent when it’s their young person’s moment in the spotlight each time, getting that diploma that they earned. Each graduate deserves celebration, and for their graduating day to be a joyful time.”

Most of these certificates are in the high school graduation season each year, but a great many certificates are for college graduates from the American Samoa Community College and various colleges and universities, including the University of Hawaii system, along with other graduating ceremonies, to include commissioning ceremonies for Toa o Samoa, graduating deputies in the Department of Corrections, our graduates of the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, and special recognitions like the local firefighters who volunteered for duty on the West Coast during major wildfires.

“All this would be absolutely impossible without the cooperation of many people, and I can’t thank them enough!

“This includes our American Samoa Department of Education for these ten years, each Director and each school Principal, currently and those in the past ten years, their staffs, other colleges, and ASCC’s President and many professional educators throughout various schools and universities,” said Congresswoman Aumua Amata.

“We also rely on the professional work of the printers, so it takes many people working in harmony to get that personal certificate of recognition to each graduate, and it’s a joy to see.”