Admitted International Student Ranked 2nd Place in American Samoa for Science

Published: June 30, 2024 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Photograph of Visca standing in her high school graduation gown looking away from the camera, an island view in the background.Southern Utah University is proud to announce the admission of Princess Jazzelle Viesca, an exceptional international student from Fa'asao Marist High School in American Samoa, to its welcoming community.

Originally from the Philippines and now living in American Samoa, Viesca graduated as valedictorian from Fa'asao Marist High School, where she achieved and ranked second place in the state for science. Her dedication to scientific inquiry has been showcased through impressive accomplishments in various science fairs and competitions, representing her island nation with distinction.

Her achievements include:

  • 2nd Overall in American Samoa Science Fair
  • 2nd Overall in American Samoa Science Symposium
  • Finalist in the 2024 International Science and Engineering Fair (Los Angeles, California)
  • Representative of American Samoa in the 2024 Hawaii Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

“Princess Jazelle Viesca is a talented young woman with a long list of academic achievements; SUU is incredibly honored that she has decided to enroll at SUU,” said Dr. Stephen Allen, vice president for international affairs. “We are excited to welcome Princess to campus where she will have access to cutting-edge facilities, top-notch faculty, and opportunities to engage in meaningful undergraduate research. We look forward to supporting her as she continues to excel and contribute to campus and beyond.”

Ms. Viesca's commitment to academic excellence and scientific exploration aligns with SUU's mission to foster a community of learning, discovery, and innovation.
“I chose SUU because of the quality of education, life on campus, and location,” said Viesca. “Based on all the good things I’ve been hearing from current students, I can see myself enjoying my stay at SUU while also gaining valuable experiences.”

SUU eagerly anticipates Ms. Viesca's arrival and is committed to providing her with exceptional opportunities for growth and success.

With students as its highest priority, the SUU’s Office of International Affairs fosters globally engaged communities by supporting the exchange of values, cultures, and ideas. Learn more about the services offered by SUU’s International Affairs.

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Brooke Heath