Monday, December 10, 2012


The Black and Gold 1975

From Friday the Thirteenth to 'Ugly Bug Ball' to 'Yesterday Once More'

 No school would be complete without a prom, banquet or dance to add to the ever growing treasured memories of McKinley. Each class had their own world of magic besides the social activities sponsored by the student council.

 "Friday the Thirteenth", the welcome dance sponsored by the student council got the year underway with everyone meeting and making friends. With the coming of "Our Winter World of Love" Winter Prom, Fall '74 was introduced to promote the prom. In addition to food, fashion and hairstyles, a dance was held afterwards in the gym to top the evening off.

 The nostalgic Ugly Bug Ball/Masquerade party was not too successful for the small crowd of juniors who attended. They made the most of the night in spite of this.

 1975 brought more elegant promenades dances and two class banquets. 

 Seniors relived "Yesterday Once More" with laughter, friends and a scavenger hunt at their banquet at the Ala Moana Hotel in early February. The following week, two dances took place in the cafeteria in conjunction with McKinley's Carnival. Posters urged the Sophomore Class to "save your lunch money" to pay for their exclusive banquet at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel.  Juniors created splendor at the Moana Surfrider as they shared the beauty and excitement with everyone who attended their class promenade.

 Sweet, soft music rendered enchanting moments for the seniors as their final prom made its appearance at the Princess Kaiulani.

 And, what would be more appropriate than the Aloha Dance to carry the Tigers through a rewarding year?

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

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