Community Service, Athletics, Academics, Leadership Gain Recognition
Throughout the year, there were a few McKinleyites who were outstanding in their own ways. This handful of students accomplished much in a special area--academics, athletics, community service of extra curricular activities. Because of their accomplishments, these scholarly achievers gained recognition in various fields.
Based on their academic achievements, leadership and service to the community and school, nine students (seven seniors and two juniors) were nominated for Outstanding Teenager of American Awards. Two girls were honored when one was chosen to be a Junior Miss Semi-Finalist and the other a Miss Teenage Finalist.
Also, National Merit Scholarship Letters of Commendation went out to five deserving seniors, a nominee was selected for the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans, and an Outstanding Cadet and Citizen of the Year was selected. A Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award was presented to a McKinleyite while an Outstanding Staffer for the Publications department was recognized by the Hawaii Newspaper Agency.
Stories and poems were selected from five students to be published in two national high school anthology and prose magazines, "Young America Speaks" and "Young America Sings." The Advertiser and Honolulu Star Bulletin recognized three football players on their All-Star teams and six other players on Honorable Mention teams. Among the Gold Key Winners in the National Scholastic Art Contest were seven McKinley students whose artworks were displayed at Ala Moana.
Faculty teachers were not left out as the administration selected and acknowledged a distinguished teacher for the Teacher of the Year Award.
Thus, achievements by teachers and students were recognized in different fields
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017