More on Education
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $3.9 million for the Head Start program in American Samoa. These funds are designated to the American Samoa Department of Education for Head Start over the span of a five-year project by the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with a doctorate of laws by the University of Guam, and gave remarks at the commencement exercises centered on her work in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata extended congratulations to Lusia Aveolelaeosomaiilematasaua Cole of Odenton, Maryland, who completed both her high school diploma and a college degree in the same year, and will be going on for further studies on a scholarship to Norwich University.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s Washington office was delighted to be visited by American Samoa’s students in the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program. The students arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the nation’s capital, where they are visiting many attractions.
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to join a group of American Samoan students and their families at North Park University in Chicago, and was happy to present two graduates with their diplomas in the ceremony, and congratulate them upon their achievement.
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.”