Aumua Amata Extends Congratulations to Lusia Cole
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.
“Congratulations to Lusia, once again!” said Aumua Amata. “Last year, I had the opportunity to highlight Lusia’s service as a full member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education while still a student, and already she’s earned another round of congratulations with this achievement. She’s one of our own living in the states and making us proud, and I know we all wish her the very best in her future endeavors and ongoing educational plans.”
Lusia Cole (center), with her mother Clara Cole (left) and Leafaina Yahn (right, Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Aumua Amata), following last year’s swearing in as an Anne Arundel County Board of Education member.
Lusia, the daughter of Clara Uila Cole of Leone Village, is active in the Samoan community in Washington, DC and Maryland, including having previously been crowned Miss Tausala and Miss Junior Cherry Blossom.
Lusia participated in a program that allowed her to take college courses while in high school, and will be graduating with an Associate’s Degree. Over the past year, Lusia was also a full board member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education in Maryland. Next up, Lusia will be continuing her studies on a scholarship this fall at Norwich University, a military college in Vermont, where she is considering majoring in either psychology or education.
Lusia has also been involved with numerous charities and causes, including St. Jude’s, Ruth’s House, Sara’s House, American Heart Association, and Wreaths Across America.
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