Updated: Apr 12
Pago Pago, American Samoa - On Friday, March 31st, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago hosted its annual Four-Way Test Banquet at the Paradise Restaurant in Nu'uuli. The event brought together winners from 12 local high schools, along with their proud parents, for an evening of celebration and recognition.
Each recipient of the Four-Way Test award received a plaque commemorating their accomplishment, a letter of recommendation to be used for college and job applications, a personalized Four-Way Test Bookmark, and a gift of $500. These graduating seniors were voted by their classmates as the individuals who best exemplify the Four-Way Test's values in their daily lives.
The evening was filled with laughter and fun as cheerful Rotarians led games and awarded a table full of gift certificates and cash prizes. The Paradise Restaurant staff provided a delicious meal, while Pastors Dave and Debbie Katina delivered special remarks.
“The Four-Way Test Banquet is always a highlight of our year," said Rotary Club President, Katrina Mariner. "It's a joy to recognize these outstanding students and to support them as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.”
The winners of the Rotary Club of Pago Pago’s Four-Way Test Awards (by school) are:
Fa'asao Marist High School - Josephine Pereira
Fagaitua High School - Tatiana Sita Williams
Iakina High School - Harmony Siamaua Leo
Kanafou High School - Pelemaua Lauofo
Leone High School - Setoaosamoaitafaotaua Michael Mapu
Manu'a High School - Toasamoa Tuialu'ulu'u Amituanai
Manumalo Baptist Academy - Ron Gabriel Flores Mendoza
Nuuuli Vocational - Falesoa Asoiva Tufi
Pacific Horizons - Wallace Peni Sola
Samoana High School - Luani William Jesstin Saio
South Pacific Academy - Teuila Ulufale
Tafuna High School – Anthony-Joey Leo
The Four-Way Test is a set of ethical values that guides Rotarians in their daily lives. It asks four simple questions: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?