There are six municipalities on the island of Pohnpei. Mason and I live in Kitti Municipality, and this past Thursday, Kitti celebrated its Constitution Day with a friendly field day competition between the local elementary schools. Our landlords’ daughter is in seventh grade at Seinwar Elementary School (team red). This was her last year to compete in the field day, and she finished first in all of her races (she was also selected to compete in the math portion of the competition, and she placed second)! Her mom, our landlady, was one of the team coaches. You can see her in the picture below prepping the students with red headbands before the races.
Thursday was a special day, full of local food, chants, smiles, and friendly competition.