Former Manu Samoa inspires graduates

By Nefertiti Matatia ,

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Students at the L.D.S Church College yesterday celebrated sweet success for 2017.

Guided by the theme the future belonged to those who believed in the beauty of their dreams, former Manu Samoa player, Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu was the guest speaker.

He made it clear to the 2017 graduates that having dreams are not the same as being the flesh of the dreams of our descendants.

Eliota took the graduates back to when the Samoan people were fighting for their freedom and he shared with the students the dream of their dynasties.

“They dreamed that one; the Samoan children are going to be free to choose a future,” he said. 

“You will be free to be a Samoan that is what kept the Mau Movement going and here today the generations of Samoa who are free to choose their future and free to be Samoans.”

The dux Alamita Pereira with her classmates.
The dux Alamita Pereira with her classmates.
PROUD GRANDMothers: Lily-Ann Elisa Eteuati graduated with Honours, with her grandmothers, Elisapeta Eteuati and Aiono Sera Papalii
PROUD GRANDMothers: Lily-Ann Elisa Eteuati graduated with Honours, with her grandmothers, Elisapeta Eteuati and Aiono Sera Papalii
Cecilia Tupua with her relatives.
Cecilia Tupua with her relatives.
Charlotte Tuioti Mariner With family.
Charlotte Tuioti Mariner With family.
Gafua Iliganoa Jane Sua with her family.
Gafua Iliganoa Jane Sua with her family.

Tears started forming in the eyes of the graduates when he unveiled the history of the Samoan people and twisted their theme from a challenge into a message of empowerment.

“Do you understand that you are the dream of the Mau Movement? 

“You are the dream of the Mau that came true. You are the dream of your family. You are the dream of your brothers and sisters who are looking at you like stars.”

He added that despite the challenges the Mau Movement went through, one thing that kept them going was that dream.

“If ever you feel down or whenever you feel depressed remember, if they did not dream of you, Samoa would not be free.”

The L.D.S Pesega College held their prize giving earlier this week where Alamita Pereira was declared dux.

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