EFNEP Agent Aliimau Petaia talks agriculture and nutrition with Charlestown Elementary students


EFNEP Agent Aliimau Petaia recently visited Mrs. Kidd's kindergarten class at Charlestown Elementary in the northeast region of Maryland following her attendance at the National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. Her niece, Coral-Annalei Petaia, a student in the class, was especially proud to see her aunt present photos and discuss the agriculture and nutrition programs from the American Samoa Community College. These programs highlight the universal importance of agriculture and nutrition, valuable to communities from American Samoa to Maryland. An EFNEP agent with the Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources Division at American Samoa Community College, Aliimau attended the conference as a chaperone for high school students from Leone, Fa’asao-Marist, and Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School. The delegation also included four staff members and two 4H leaders. Charlestown, where the elementary school is located, is a historic district founded in 1742 and has hosted several notable figures, including Benjamin Franklin, President George Washington, and celebrated American artist Charles Willson Peale.