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Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is proud to congratulate Miss Ji Hyun Oh upon her second acceptance to another of the nation’s prestigious service academies, this time the United States Air Force Academy. A few weeks ago, she announced that the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, also offered a fully qualified appointment to be a member of the Class of 2022.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is proud to announce that the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has offered a fully qualified appointment to Miss Ji Hyun Oh to be a member of the Class of 2022.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced nominations of fourteen students for consideration by the service academies. These select nominations were based on the students’ academic records, essays and letters of recommendation from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders, along with the required verification that they have already applied separately to the academy or academies of their choice.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with an award from her alma mater, the University of Guam, naming her among their Distinguished Alumni. The President of the University, the honorable Dr. Robert Underwood, presented the award in person Thursday evening on the occasion of his speech at historic Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Underwood was speaking as part of Georgetown University’s Governor Peter Tali Coleman Lecture Series on Pacific Public Policy.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $250,000 federal literacy grant for the American Samoa Department of Education.
“I welcome these funds to help our educators in American Samoa as they develop reading skills in our students,” said Aumua Amata. “High literacy skills are essential for students as they look forward to graduating and pursuing their goals.”
Annapolis, MD –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata wants to extend congratulations to Lusiaaveolelaeosomaiilematasaua Cole of Odenton, MD of who was sworn in as the student member of the Anne Arundel Board of Education. Anne Arundel County is the only county in the country that allows students who sit on the Board of Education to have full membership rights. Lusia, the daughter of Clara Cole of Leone Village, is active in the Washington, DC and Maryland Samoan community. Lusia is also involved with numerous charities, such as St.
Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives welcomed over 400 winners of the Congressional Art Competition to Washington, D.C. today. Ms. Nina Vergara of Pacific Horizons School won American Samoa’s competition this year with a piece entitled Cheese. The competition was held at Sadies-By-The-Sea.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce that the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, under the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded American Samoa two grants totaling $6.9 Million.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave moving remarks this past weekend at American Samoa’s first ever Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Summit at the Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. The theme of this year’s summit was "Exploring STEM College, Career & Trades Pathways through Partnership".
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to be visited by the students involved in the Department of Interior Close-Up program. The students arrived over a week ago for a two week visit to Washington, where they have visited various different attractions.