Four checks totaling $16,000 were presented by students, parents and faculty of Manumalo Academy to the Department of Health’s Manumalo Alofa Clinic to buy bicillin shots for children with rheumatic heart disease.
The clinic was named after the school which has donated thousands of dollars the past several years to help detect and treat children with RHD.
At a school assembly this morning, Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua received the generous donations. First a check of $4000 which was presented by National Honor Society member, Princess Schwenke.
Lana Snow. President of the National Junior Honor Society presented a check of $1000 on behalf or Snow Company, owned by her parents.
NJHS member Charlie Liang also handed over a $1,000 check from Liana’s Flowers.
And the final check was presented by NHS member and daughter of the owners of Paramount Builders, Georgina Alofa.
Health Director Motusa expressed appreciation for the generous donations.
Attending the ceremony were House Rep. Titialii Kitara Vaiau, DOH officials, Paramount owners Papalii Laulii and Leota Wanda Alofa and many parents
Pre school and Grade 1 students spread the spirit of Thanksgiving dressed as native Americans. Manumalo PTA President and member of the Board of Trustees Tish Peau emceed the event.