Headlines: Senators Elected, Grievance Board Voting on May 21 Ag Department Plans Plant Sale Seniors Re-Signing for Table Seating Rod Young To Appear At Banquet Glasses Day Legislature Funds $200,000 For Girls Sports Good News for Girls Athletics Intramural Boys' Volleyball Opens Today House Education Committee To Report At District Meetings Judo Champs to Compete in Tournament Athletic Banquet Set for May 20
Rriinnnnnnggg--the noon bell dismissed a crowd of hungry sophomores to be caught in the lunchtime traffic. Some hurried to meet their friends and rushed off campus to spend their 42 minute break for lunch at McDonald's, King St. Pharmacy, Zippy's, or the popular "Sweet Shop." Other diligent sophs headed for the library to complete their homework assignments, work on projects, or to further pursue their scholarly interests. Favorite hangouts for the Class of '77 included the band room, the parking lot, Sophomore Court, Mr. Maeda's room, or classes in which teachers permitted them to study or eat lunches they brought from home. After a satisfying lunch, clusters of sophomores could be seen relaxing or socializing on the front lawn until the ringing of the bell announcing the end of lunch, sent them dashing off to their respective classes.
Headlines: MTG Celebrating Tenth Birthday, Invites McKinleyites To Attend Senior Schedule SC to Sponsor Aloha Dance The Well-Dressed Senior Tigers To Start Football Practice This Afternoon Vietnam Bookstore to Hold Inventory Sale
Headlines: Counselors Want Juniors To Come For Credit Count Monday Deadline For Checked Out Library Materials Summer Work Available Voter Registration Scheduled Here For Wednesday Sierra Club To Hike In Mountains Overnight Left Half Of May Day Extravaganza Lance Kamaka Takes First Boys Volleyball Opens Competition
Headlines: Limited Attendance To Hear Pearl City Choir Concert Junior Camp Out, 'Happy Together' Banquet In Natural High College Meeting Will Discuss Financial Aid HEY! All Seniorettes Faculty Dresses For May Day Volleyball Play Opens Tomorrow Judo Team Loses To Second Place Kalani, 36-23 McDonald's To Have Manager-for-Day S.C. Sponsors Free Movie Today
Headlines: Accounts Payable Merchandising, Final Wednesday Career Session Local Store Seeks Hi-Board Applicants Baldwin Students Tour Printshop Badminton Champ Is Patsy Wong From The Marianas To Honolulu... Hurdle Team Places In Punahou Relays Senior Prom - May 16
An attempt to gain a higher education prompted 828 students to come to McKinley and experience the school life that would eventually become a part of them. Everything was new for these students, the Class of '77, including the environment around them, new faces, teachers and a "first time" class adviser--Mr. George Maeda. Caught in the whirlpool of high school activities, a prolonged class officers' election was held-the results begin dominated by three boys and one girl. Along with Mr. Maeda, they began putting ideas together for events and activities which were to compose the Class of '77. Being class adviser was a personal challenge and a very satisfying job, according to Mr. Maeda. This was a good opportunity to get to know individuals and understand viewpoints of the students. Inspired by the pride and spirit at school, the sophomores displayed undaunted spirit at pep rallies and produced an enthusiastic pep squad to help them cheer. A JV football game dedicated to the sophomores helped bind the class together as did their class image elections. This was another step towards identity and recognition at McKinley. Pooling their efforts, they strived to complete their first Homecoming float on time. This hectic time of year brought many new faces together for good times. To help them get acquainted with each other, the sophomores sponsored a "Vote K-POI" activity for the entire school. Piles of paper filled with "Vote K-POI" were brought to Mr. Maeda's room. Although McKinley did not place in the contest, the sophomores attempted to lead the way for school unity.
Headlines: HPD May Regulate Parking On Campus Next School Year - Students Must Clear Accounts Teen Finalist Grievance Board, Senate Positions Now Available Juniors Victorious in Bicentennial Relays Sophomores Open Catamaran Cruise To All Classes Many Winners In May Day Lei, Appropriate Dress Contest Prize Winner Lei Involves Much Work Cap and Gown Pickup
Headlines: NIDA Sponsoring Search For Drug Abuse Prevention Diploma Cases, Reserve Seating Tickets Go On Sale, Monday Oceanography Classes Repair Boat For Sailing Preliminary Screening Now For Coop Ed. Arakaki, Nonaka Strunk Lead MHS In Meet Tomorrow Drill Team Places Second as ROTC Places Fourth In Field Day Class Play Chairman Extends Thanks
Sophomore Athletes Excel...in Jay Vee, Varsity Sports Remember When... The uncertainty in our minds as we first entered school was evident in the way we acted. The puzzled looks on our faces mad us wonder what the year would unfold. Confusion raced through our minds when we went through our first registration scramble. We hustled for the subjects we wanted an chose teachers by names and appearances more so than knowledge. With registration behind us, we began to familiarized ourselves with this new strange, large, school. There were new friends to meet and old ones to reacquaint ourselves with. We were still in doubt about our newfound friendships, when our first activity came about...the elections. We voted for people we knew and rejected those we didn't. But despite the way we arrived at it, the outcome was pretty good. Those officers and senators we elected pulled us through the semester with activities that we were confronted with. Then our first pep rally came about; many sophomores, but no response. However, by the time the third rally came around, a little cheering was heard in our section. The sophomore spirit was beginning to shine through. After that, the following pep rallies didn't seem too dull. We even started competing for the spirit stick, which we won in time for the Sophomore Game. The real class spirit came through when when the sophomore committees were up for grabs. Room 109 was filled to the brim with eager sophs. The first real activity we had was our entering the "Vote K-poi" contest. We started late but we were able to pull off more than a million "Vote K-poi"'s. It originally started out as a sophomore effort and it later turned out to an all-school activity, it seemed impossible to get over the 500,000 mark. Bart Asato tried his best to stir up more effort by talking to the audience of our football game on the day of the deadline. The Homecoming game was coming closer, and we were again late in starting our float. The frantic struggle on the day of the judging was quite a sight. Chaos, as well as desperation reigned that day. Even though we finished last, it was fun creating the float from beginning to end. Our most recent activity was the carnival booth which started out with a BANG. The only problem encountered was the name. It started out as the "Jungle Hunt," the "Pied Piper" came next, then "Hamlin Carnival." Everyone finally agreed on the "Hamlin Fair." We broke the tradition of sophomores always finishing last by placing third in the judging only to be beaten by the juniors and science club. More activities for us are scheduled to come. Some of these are the class play, picnic, etc. Join the fun and participate. The more, the merrier. ROCK-N-ROLL HEAVAN - Sophomore Class Play
Headlines: 'We All Can Contribute...' 'The Cub Has Become a Tiger' 'The Year Has Gone By Too Fast For Sophomores...' Sophomore Class Day Sophomores Climax Year With Today's Activities Unity, Trust Symbolic of Class In the beginning.. ...there were 828 willing and eager sophomores, representing a wide range of diverse interests, cultures and backgrounds. In the months that followed they became aquainted with one another, and the friendship that developed brought forth the Class of '77. Symbolic of this unity and trust is the Sophomore Class Week and the various activities associated with this event. This special week is dedicated to all sophomores and serves to illustrate the accomplishments that this young, but energetic group has brought together.
For the most part, eager and willing to learn, the Class of 1977 entered into McKinley ready to take on "grown up" responsibilities. Establishing a firm class executive and senate representation in October was the sophomore's first major responsibility. A dedicated committee guided the class in choosing a class image through nominations and voting in English classes. Their next venture as daily workshops where sophs confusingly pieced together their float "Gobble da Govs" for Homecoming. Twelve energetic and eye-catching sophomore pep squad members cheered along their mascot Woodstock as they witnessed a 20-0 win over Kalaheo in November a the Sophomore Class Game. The sophs started off in to the new year with a "Slave Day" where a girl could command a boy to carry her books or serve her lunch; in return the boys had an opportunity to enslave a girl for a day. Sophomore Class Day took place on March 14. After attending their play, sophs donned in class colors and were treated to candies as they entered the cafeteria for lunch. As an added attraction, they attended a rock concert in the afternoon. That evening was the Sophomore Banquet, "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend," at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel.
Headlines: MHS Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration Today What is the Bicentennial? Bicentennial Commemorates Historic Events Assembly Behavior McKinley Joins Celebration First Year Recognition Judo Champs Take On Falcons in Finale - At Holy Trinity Gym, Saturday In This Hawaiian Net
Headlines: Prizes Will Go To Most Appropriate May Day Dress May Day Rehearsal Clubs, Bicentennial Committee To Join In May Day Celebration Lance Kamaka To Compete Again State Library Offers May Day Films Camp and Gown Pick Ups Today House Resolution Supported Preservation Of McKinley H.S. Sophomore Picnic Bicentennial Relays
Cafeteria Staff Beats Inflation as Custodian Care Campus Just as important as the administering to or teaching of the students were the jobs of the cafeterial and custodial staffs. Under the supervision of Miss Alma Morohoshi (School Lunch Program Director), the cafeteria staffers were responsible for putting out a well balanced and nutritious meal for over 1200 daily lunchgoers. Despite the heavy volume of lunch sales, the staff was able to produce enough to satisfy everyone. Packaged lunches were an innovation in the McKinley cafeteria this year and in spite of the rising costs of food, a student's lunch at McKinley High School was a real inflation beater at 25 cents. Maintaining the beauty and the well-kept image of McKinley was a challenging task for the custodial staff workers. But supervisor Mr. Ernesto Victorino and seven staffers worked hard to keep buildings and grounds clean. McKinleyites were saddened by the untimely death of Mrs. Namiko Yoshimura. Her well-kept plants and flowers were a testimony to her devotion to the school and students
Between the duties of teaching and correcting stacks of homework papers, members of the McKinley Teachers Association found the time to get together for a little fun.
Striving for better social and professional contacts, the MTA held various activities throughout the year.
The first big event of the year was a “China Nite” faculty dinner at King’s Garden with Queen Fely Serra reigning over the festivities. This was followed by a Thanksgiving Turkey Roast and the annual faculty Christmas party. The star of the show as jolly ‘ole St. Nick in the person of Principal Young Yee Ko.
A real Hawaiian style luau, for faculty members, families and guest, took place on the Campbell estate at Ewa Beach in May.
MTA officers included Mrs. Carolyn Chang, president; Mr. John Hawkins, vice president; Miss Barbara Kakuda, secretary; and Mr. Ronald Uchida, treasurer. Under direction of Mr Margaret Leong, the aloha committee remembered sick members or made leis wherever needed.
Small groups of teachers found time for playing basketball, golf and tennis during after school hours. All found time for congenial activities during their duty-free lunch period, in various parts of the campus.
Faculty Teams Take on Student Competition In their first year of competition, the Women’s Faculty Basketball Team named the Odd Squad participated in intramural games. Led by Head Coach Linda “Unconscious” Izumoto, members of the Odd Squad played hard, defensive games against student teams such as SMP (Special Motivation Program). All the players had nicknames. They sounded quite hilarious. “Wonderwoman” Wright, Lynette “Shoulders” Oshima, “Jungle” Jane Uyema, Jane “Demolition” Schroeder, Peggy “Banshee” Anderson, Gwendolyn “Grinder” Shimono, Pualani “Hot Hands” Howell, and Darcy “Dynamite” Dorich. The mello and yet bizarre, five year old Men’s Team, Faculty Fumblers, was head coached by Joe Tom. Throughout the years they won over 30 games and lost none. This year the Fumblers made a distinct alteration. They added Miss Darcy “Dynamite” Dorich to the team as player-cheerleader. Playing for the players were Carl “Hook” Hansen, John “Metro” Hawkins, Richard “Roadrunner” Haru, Jacob “King of the Hill” Hoopai, John “Too-Tall” Hammond, Raynor “Catfish” Minami, Mike “Smooth” Chow, Stephen “Speedy” Siu, Paul “Five-O” Reichl, Ed “Basher” Watanabe, Lester “Boom-Boom” Chuck, Alvin “Jet” Tokuda, Howard “Radar” Gay, and Neal “Cool Hands” Takamori. With nicknames such as these how could they ever lose? Master Touch Molds Unique Art Pieces
New teachers at MHS included Mr. Gary Abe, Mrs. Anne King and Miss Raynette Takizawa and Janice Kawamoto.
After rumors of discontinuation, Mr. Abe’s agriculture classes undertook new projects and cultivated many crops, such as corn, string beans, and cucumbers. In coordination with the woodshop classes ag students built new platforms for potted plants and made new plant boxes.
Replacing Mrs. Eva Buder who was on professional leave, Mrs. King had been at McKinley several years ago. In Mrs. King’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) classes, immigrant students learned English colloquialism as well as adaptations to American Life. Mrs. King took the classes on excursions to places such as Sea Life Park for more learning experiences.
Miss Kawamoto jointed the Home Ec Department when Mrs. Jane Yamashiroya took over a new Americanization classes. She in turn took Mrs. Yamashiroya’s classes in Family Clothing. Increased enrollment in the Math Department brought the addition of Miss Takizawa, who taught mathematics.
As a result of federal funding for CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act), Mrs. Aileen Waiau and Miss Jane Ebisuya became the campus aide and acculturation worker, respectively. Their purpose was to prevent fights and quarrels on campus by counseling.
In an effort to establish a good teacher-administration relationship, coordinating committees were set up by new principal Mr. Young Yee Ko to alter many policies. Committee members included the vice principals, registrar, counselors, department heads and the principal sought ways to improve communication and set up definite policies. An important line of communication was established in which teachers talked over their concerns with department heads who, in turn, discussed them with the coordinating committee members. Teachers made up subcommittees that investigated registration, attendance, disbursement of carnival funds, class schedules, unwritten rules and regulations, activities and school policies. Teachers were also kept busy advising classes, clubs, and organizations, sharing knowledge along the way with them Expanding their constitutions to include more staff members, the MHS Teachers Association (MTA) was active, planning social and fun activities to enhance school life. They had an aloha committee; new and student teachers received leis, and cards and flowers were sent to the sick from the MTA. Other activities included outings, dinners, a carnival project and the annual picnic.
Headlines: Bart, Alan To Lead Juniors; Darryl, Karen Win Senior Election Veterinary Careers Set for Wed. Session Personality and Dress Students Get Expert Hair Cuts, Styling Tiger Track Teams To Enter Punahou Relays Girls' Volleyball Opens Practice on May 1 Boys' IM Volleyball Signing Up This Week
Headlines: May Day Presents 'In This Hawaiian Net' Pageant Science Clubbers View Snow At Mauna Kea On Big Island Tour May Day Will Feature Lei Contest Carnival Board To Allocate Net Profits Ag Classes Tend Annual Marigolds The Kakaako Trio
Administering the functions of a large high school with a student population of over 2,400 can prove to be a tough challenge for anyone. Mr. Young Yee Ko returned to his Alma Mater as principal, replacing Mr. Edmund Toma, who left on a year's leave to manage George Ariyoshi's successful campaign for Governor. His first meeting with the student body took place the first week of school in a hurriedly called assembly at which he had to discuss the death of a student following a campus fight. In an effort to increase communication between his administration and the rest of the school, Mr. Ko encouraged a dialogue between himself and the students and teachers of McKinley High School by setting up a coordinating committee which met weekly. Aiding him in his period of assimilation and adjustment were First Vice Principal Loy Fook Leu and Second Vice Principal Hideyasu Fukuhara. These two men helped in running the school by performing functions ranging from administration paperwork to regulating parking decals. In addition to the principal and vice principals, the counselors at McKinley played an important role by counseling and advising students on courses to take and by helping them to achieve their goals whether it be academic or vocational. Guidance Counselor Gerald Miller returned from his sabbatical leave. In December, Counselor Walter Nozoe accepted a vice principal position at Nanakuli High, and physical education teacher Herbert Moriyama took his place.
Headlines: MHS Hosts State Speech Tournament - Three Day Festival Welcome from Speech Department Schedule of Competition Many Donate Trophies Two Senior Girls Win Awards In Hawaii Business Conference In Praise/In Concert Slated For Makiki Tomorrow Night Pay For Your Senior Prom Bid
A Significant Occasion
Two Represent MHS in State Meet
Meeting To Discuss Prestigious Colleges
Sierra Club Will Hike Poamoho, Koolau Mountain
Juniors, Sophomores Vote Tomorrow To Elect Presidents, Vice Presidents
A school would not be a school without its people, and McKinley fortunately did not lack its share of bright, youthful, talented persons. Always ready for almost anything, the people, faculty and students alike, enjoyed and coped with the everchanging events of their world at McKinley unique. National pressures, already well into recession appeared to lighten at McKinley and the people themselves settled down by mid-year and accepted things as they were. Although seniors welcomed the day of graduation, and juniors and sophomores looked forward to that hopeful day, many alumni returned, back to the scene where memories and friends could be found--where a portion of their lives would always be McKinley.
Headlines: Sophomore Boy Wins Science Poster Contest Summer School Registration Now Open Till June 6 Choir To Present Spring Concert Junior Prom Royalty McKinley Judo Team Clinches OIA Title Grievance Board Airs Concerns Penney Fashion Board Now Recruiting LOL Offers Summer Research Program Taika Tryouts Today
Headlines: Mark, Tracey To Lead Student Body Key Clubbers Win 2nd Place Award At Convention 1975-76 MHS Pep Squad Session Discusses Outdoor Careers ROTC Activities - Battalion Field Day Jamboree Set Saturday, Military Ball Next Girls' Sports In Full Swing - Bowing Champs, Badminton Doubles, Singles Tomorrow Taikas Take Third in Drill Competition Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden Provides Apprentice Training Program
Individuals, Intramurals, Females Gain Deserved Recognition To Round Out Sports Year Rounding out a full year of sports at McKinley were several sparkling individual and team accomplishments. Junior Tala Taito put on a strong showing in the State Golden Gloves Tournament before losing a decision in the finals. Despite the loss, Tala was chosen as one of the ten representatives from Hawaii to enter the National Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the world of surfing, McKinley's Pat King finished third overall in the Junior Men's division of the Haleiwa Surfing Championships in March. Boys' intramurals under the direction of P.E. instructor Joe Tom and girls's intramurals under Mrs. Jane Schroder took on wide dimensions in such sports as volleyball, basketball and bowling. Increasing girls' interest in sports set a new definition for involvement. Playing in their own caliber, the McKinley girls developed unique skills and techniques.
Headlines: Lance Kamaka Wins Talent Search Contest Report Card Set For Distribution Tomorrow Cap, Gown Required for Commencement Juniors To Feature Fashion Show Sophomores in Disaster Drill Music Enthusiasts Will Get Together Library Observes Information Power MTG Participating In Annual State Thespian Workshop P.E. Instructor Howard Gay Named Head Football Coach Girls' Drill Team Competition Tonight Junior Class Day Tomorrow
Headlines: Student Council Voting Today Sophs Plan Catamaran Cruise, Class Picnic for Final Activities SC Constitution Still Unchanged Seniors Schedule Play Tryouts Legislature Recognizes Bruce, Thompson Controversy Results Over AD Change MHSers Aid Easter Seals Telethon