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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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July 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

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.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

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".

May 18, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sent her heartfelt congratulations to Shania Fiu, upon learning of her acceptance to the prestigious Wentworth Military Academy & College for the 2017-18 Academic school year.

“I could not be more proud of Shania, and I look forward to seeing her fulfill her dreams of serving our great nation.  Wentworth Military Academy is well known for producing some of the nation’s finest individuals, and I am proud to see a daughter of American Samoa there to represent us,” stated Amata.

December 21, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, nominated eighteen students to one or more of the service academies. Selection was based on the students overall academic record, essay and letters of recommendations from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders and verification that they have applied separately to the academy or academies of their choice as only those applicants who have applied to the academies could be nominated if qualified.
November 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has awarded a grant of $2,143,469 to American Samoa Dept. of Education (ASDOE) in supplemental funding for the American Samoa Head Start Program.