Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Ribbon cutting Ceremony for Nahnpei Memorial High School

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): December 8, 2010 - The Ribbon Cutting and Turnover Ceremony of the new school building for Nahnpei Memorial High School took place on December 3, 2010, in Kitti Municipality.

Participating in this event were Nahnmwarki of Kitti, His Excellency Alter Paul, Rohsa Kitti, Nahnalek Kitti and other Traditional Leaders, Secretary Lorin Robert, members of the FSM Congress, Lieutenant Governor Edward, members of the Pohnpei State Legislature, Ambassador Prahar of the US Embassy, representatives from the China Embassy and the Australian Embassy, National and State officials, as well as teachers, students and staff from the school.

The ceremony began with an invocation by Wahnparon Wihner August of Pohnalamwahu Church -Kitti, followed by the raising of the flags, officiated by municipal and state police officers.

Luhkenmoanlap, the Honorable Keropin David gave the welcoming remark on behalf of the Government of Kitti Municipality. He conveyed gratitude to the United States of America, through Ambassador Prahar, for the funding of the project and expressed appreciation to the National Government for the assistance provided to Pohnpei State to make the project a reality.

Ambassador Prahar reiterated his remarks made during the Madolenihmw High School and Kolonia Elementary School ribbon cutting ceremony earlier in the week.

Secretary Robert followed Prahar and thanked the Ambassador for the support and assistance of the US Government.

Lieutenant Governor Edward also thanked Ambassador Prahar for the funding of the project and also those who contributed to the completion of the school building.

The keys to the school building were presented by a representative of Pacific Landscaping Engineering and Construction, Inc. to a PMU staff member, who then presented the keys to Secretary Robert, who handed them over to Lt. Governor Edward, who in turn gave them to Rohsa Kitti, then to the Acting Director of Education who then turn them to the Principal, Mr. Destry Tom. The ribbon was cut by the Nahnalek Kitti, Pohnpei State First Lady, Mrs. Churchill Edward and Kitti Municipal First Lady.

The Pohnalamwahu, Nanmand and Onohnloang Choir sang three numbers during the ceremony. A benediction was given by Deacon Burdencio Andreas.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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