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“E SOSO’O AFA MA MANINOA” — Leone graduates 147 Lions

Some of the 147 LHS 2021 graduates

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Leone High School Class of 2021 comprising 147 graduating Lions held their commencement ceremony yesterday morning at the school gym, under the theme “E Soso’o Afa ma Maninoa”.

Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale delivered special remarks. (Read full text in story on this website.)

Among the LHS graduates during their graduation ceremony yesterday is special education graduate, Na’kaysia O. Sevaaetasi, sister of class Co-Valedictorian, Apollonia Sevaaetasi.

Na’kaysia was accompanied in her wheel chair by her mother to accept her diploma, and greet Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli, followed by Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale (far left). [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

There are the two Valedictorians — Helen Pulotu Schroeder (left) and Apollonia Sene Sevaaetasi (right). [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

Helen in a brief bio printed in the graduation program states in part — throughout her time at Leone High School, she has excelled in numerous subjects, while also making time for extracurricular activities, such as Close-Up, JSA, Student Council and most notably the National Honor Society Taumafai Chapter. Helen plans to further her education at an institution of higher learning, where she can pursue majors in mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

Apollonia’s bio states in part that she has excelled in all subjects, especially in Math for all four years of high school. With education being an important part of her life, she plans to start college at the ASCC and hopes to pursue a major in accounting and civil engineering.