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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.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the winner of The MALOFIE Congressional Art Competition. The competition was held on April 21st, 2017 at the Sadies-By-The-Sea Hotel; the winner’s piece will be displayed in the US Capitol building with other pieces of art from across the country. Nine entries from both public and private high schools from the territory competed for the honor.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, sent out her heartfelt congratulations to two American Samoan students who were offered fully qualified offers of appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Her office was notified on Tuesday by the Naval Academy.