Granite School District hosts Pacific Islander Family Night

Posted at 9:38 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 23:38:47-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Granger High School had a strong Pacific Island vibe this week as the campus played host to Pacific Islander Family Night.

The event featured songs and the spoken word in the languages of the Pacific Islands. Dottie Alo, assistant principal at Granger High, said the event was also about outreach.

"It's really important for Granite School District to have an opportunity to reach out to our Pacific Islander families, to let them know what our resources are for education, and to also introduce them to community resources and partnerships we can forge between the homes as well as with our district," she said.

Several Granite School District graduates were invited to speak and share their stories of success, and Fox 13’s own Tamara Vaifanua was among them.

“Right now, you may be sitting out there and you may not realize what you want to do in life, what is your career path,” Vaifanua told the students. “But you may not realize that the interests that you have now, maybe the types of classes you're taking in school right now, they're actually shaping you."