‘South Pacific’ in the South Pacific

Mapusaga High School boysI was going through some personal family history stuff, and came across an old program I kept (for some reason) of the Mapusaga High School May 6-8, 1965 production of South Pacific. It was a pleasant reminder of some people I hadn’t thought about in years.

Mapusaga High — built by Latter-day Saint labor missionaries in Malaeimi, Tutuila, American Samoa — was in my very first area when I was a 19-year-old Mormon missionary in Samoa . . . and I still have many good memories of the faculty and students. In fact, I lived for a while in the American Samoa “mission home,” which was located on the grounds, and I was actually fortunate enough to be reassigned there briefly again in 1967. The school was only open from 1960 to ’74, at which time it became — and remains — the campus of the American Samoa Community College. I suspect, however, that all of us who were associated with it in any way will always think of it as Mapusaga High School. Go, Eagles!

Click on the link to read a PDF version of the original mimeographed South Pacific program. Check out the faculty who helped put it on on page 2, and who played what parts on page 4: