Saturday, February 28, 2009

EUA: A flavor of In-House Track Meets, Pig, Flowers

Liahona In-house games begin at Liahona High School with 8 houses or groups competing.  All LDS church schools require students to wear green and white uniforms and the girls always wear braids.  Other schools have their own uniforms and colors.001 Let the games begin!  Liahona High  School and Middle School

 EUA GAMES----EUA Middle School (an LDS church school)  marching around the track at the game competitions with the other schools on the island: 134

Another school with teacher circles the field: Another school and teacher in Eua

Another school, another teacher:Teacher marching with students in another school

This sweet sister heard we were in Eua and made fragrant  leis for us that her son put around our necks.  The Eua high school principal told us that leis not only welcome us, but they keep the wearers cool.  It's mid-February and still the summer season.A sweet sister who made these fragrant leis for us when she heard we were in Eua Sister Hawley enjoys the games with Aloine Havea, LDS Eua Middle School Principal:Aloine Havea, Eua Middle School Principal  and Sister Hawley

Aloine takes photo of Eua's Minister of Agriculture in front, the Eua High School principal and Elder and Sister Hawley:Aloine takes picture of Eua's Minister of Agriculture in front, Eua High School Principal, Elder and Sister Hawley

Colorful native bird--not Eua's red parrot.  She's a teacher at the high school.A school teacher in Eua

Definitely a coach!Definitely a coach!

Eua Middle School student wins a race and then poses with "Sista" Hawley and Amelia Na'apa, her teacher.  Aloine, the principal hand basted green ribbons on all the participants to make their outfits look special.Sister Hawley, student winner of a race, and Amelia Na'apa a middle school teacher in Eua

Spectators enjoy the games from a typical Tongan truck--multi-purpose:  school bus for hauling students to school, produce to the market, portable bleachers:Spectators for the games park and in front of Eua High School

Loseline and Amelia, Eua Middle School teachers, prepare students for race.228

Timers with stop watch in hand as we listen for the clap of the 2 cement trowels that work as the starting gun for the race. 230236 245 


The custodian of Eua Middle School made for a great cheerleader!  Parents, kids, and spectators get up to dance, cheer, or race along with the kids on the final yards.  Note the sugar cane baton in the 2nd photo  :Custodian of Eua Middle School acting as head cheerleader216

Piggy in Eua:  School crossing guard!121

A sister is making a tavala for the men:Making a Tavala for the men--Sister at the airport in Eua

Elder Hawley buys tickets for us to fly back to Tongatapu; the Tongan is on his way back to Vegas for work.  Tongan going back to Las Vegas to work and Elder Hawley getting a ticket to fly back to Tongatapu.

Flowers of Eua--the orchids were growing along the fence of the airport there.Eua flower 117 302 Pilot is ready to fly us back to Liahona campus and home 306

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