Faga'itua High School Alumni Association
Classes of 1965 - 2015
On May 17, 2015, Iakopo (Jake) Poyer was absent from the body to be at home with the Lord (2 Corithians 5:8). He is survived by his lovely wife Joy, of 26 years and children: Patricia Maina, 25 and Derek Esau, 22.
Jake's memorial service was on May 30th, 2015 at Carrow Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon. His burial was on November 9, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with full military honors, from the Old Post Chapel, where he occasionally delivered Bible Studies to the Samoan Church there. Our Hero resting Among Heros; his only wish.
Jake was one of the co-founders & dedicated leaders of the Fagaitua High School Alumni Association (FHSAA). Our very own FHSAA website is part of his numerous contribution to our mission and vision. One of the biggest projects Jake was involved with was the school marquee. Our annual scholarship project continues to thrive because of his leadership. Like his native village Lauli'i "Moli o le Ava", he was our torch of light to a lot that we do.
Ua misi lave oe Jake. Fa'afetai mo fautuaga ma lapata'iga mo se lumana'i manuia o tupulaga o tama ma teine tuai a Faga'itua o lo'o papaa'ao i atunu'u i fafo. E le galo lau tautua matavela. O le a faigata ona fa'agalo oe i taimi uma e fai ai mea a le tatou asosi ma le tatou alma mater.
Thank you for your military service to this great country. Thank you for all that you've done for our alma mater and FHSAA. Alofa'aga mo oe e le mavae. "IA PA'U SE TOA, TU SE TOA." Your favorite saying, "GO VIKINGS" ~ You are truly missed. May your soul rest in peace until we meet again:)
Football Team at PCC Aug. 15 - Thank you Hipa Neria and Va'atau Galea'i:)
Football Team Po Siva Fundraise at CCCAS Kanana Fou Church Kunia Aug. 13
Football Team @ Ala Moana Beach Park for BBQ hosted by FHSAA Aug. 8th
Congratulations MS. MARILYNN HOSANNA ELEITINO THOMPSON of Aunuu, recipient of the 2015 FHSAA Scholarship/Jake Poyer Award. Marilyn is the daughter of Aunu'ufou Lisi and Suluo'o Thompson. Marilyn plans to attend ASCC in the Fall majoring in Mathematics. Malo lava Marilynn.
The FHSAA is proud to have awarded this scholarship in memory of our dear friend and member, Jake Poyer. The FHSAA is also very fortunate to have the continuous support of the family of the late HTC Tuatoo Tautalatasi with providing the trophy. Thank you also to Liana's Flower shop in Faga'alu for sponsoring the ula. Faafetai tele lava!
***New officers for the Hawaii Chapter as of April 24, 2015. We are moving towards the process of becoming a 501C3 Not-For-Profit Organization. So there's lot of exciting things to look forward to. We'll keep you posted with our upcoming events on Oahu.
WE DID IT FHSAA......MALO LE ONOSA'I!
Note: "Alumni Association" wording will be added to our marquee once we secure a sponsor.
This website is for you! Simply click on Classmate Profiles at the left; click on your senior class year and find your name on the list. Then, register to log in and create your profile page where you can upload photos, and let your classmates know what you have been up to since our Vikings days; or, share a school memory. As a member, you may also send and receive messages; so, be sure to Check Messages, and take a look at our Announcement Board. Then, take a stroll down memory lane by viewing the Photo Galleries and feel free to participate in our forum Fai Sou Manatu. Please be sure to keep checking back for updates and new postings; and let others know about our site, too!
If your name is not on the list of your senior class year and would like to join our site, please click Contact Us to send me or Peka your name, including maiden if applicable, along with your senior class year and we'll add your name to the list. If you have access to your senior class list and photos, please send it to us so we can enter the names and photos for your class.
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