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.
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. Sister Hawley enjoys the games with Aloine Havea, LDS Eua Middle School Principal:
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.
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 :