Tafuna High School Army JROTC Cadet Receives Four-Year National Army ROTC Scholarship

Authored by: MAJ (R) Siimoa Galoia
Photo by: MAJ (R) Siimoa Galoia

Tafuna High School’s Cadet CPT Loring Faiivae Secures a Bright Future with a Four-Year National Army ROTC Scholarship

In an outstanding display of dedication and excellence, Cadet CPT Loring Faiivae of Tafuna High School (THS) in American Samoa has been awarded a prestigious four-year National Army ROTC Scholarship to attend Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). Loring is the second Cadet this school year from THS JROTC to receive a National ROTC scholarship. This significant achievement speaks volumes about Faiivae’s commitment to his future and brings immense pride to Tafuna High School and the THS JROTC program.

Pacific Lutheran University, recognizing the significance of this scholarship and C/CPT Faiivae’s potential, has extended its support by offering him full room and board for all four years of his college education. This generous offer elevates the scholarship to a full-ride, covering all expenses associated with attending college. PLU’s commitment to supporting ROTC Cadets like Faiivae underscores the university’s dedication to nurturing future leaders prepared to serve their country and communities with distinction.

C/CPT Faiivae is the proud son to mother Juanita Leiato and father Loring Faiivae. He inspires current and future Cadets, encouraging them to strive for excellence and pursue their dreams with determination.

As Cadet Faiivae prepares to embark on this new chapter of his life at Pacific Lutheran University, Principal Tutuila Togilau, the THS JROTC Army Instructors MAJ (R) Siimoa Galoia, MSG (R) Acania Puletasi and SFC (R) Lei Solaita, and all who have had the pleasure of witnessing his growth, wish him the best of luck. His journey from Tafuna High School to the halls of PLU and beyond into the Senior ROTC program and a future career in the military is watched with great anticipation and pride. Cadet CPT Loring Faiivae’s story shows how dedication, leadership, and support can pave the way for a bright and promising future.