Headlines: Six from MHS to Attend State Conference Lists of Registered Students Posted For Checking YADS Sponsoring Benefit Dance Door Decorating Winners MHS Competes in Chess Meet 'All It Takes Are Skills, Eagerness' Says Successful Secretary Tigers Netters Split 1-1 on Maui
Thought-Provoking Groups Focus on High Aspirations As one of the busiest and most involved clubs of McKinley, the SCIENCE CLUB, comprised of 30 active members, put to use various interesting field trips and service projects. One of the first activities of the year was a dinner cruise on the Sea Transit Commuter Ship. An air orientation ride aboard single-engine aircraft, an overnight safari at the zoo, acting as host club at the Science Teachers Association's Science Camp and mini workshops that covered photography printing, plant pressing and fishing were just a few of the exciting activities that kept the club members occupied. Members also undertook service projects such as UNICEF, gardening (growing vegetables to eat during the year) and assisting elementary aged students twice a week at the Liliha Library. In their second year of existence, the MCKINLEY CHESS CLUB organized various tournaments to keep its membership's active interests in the world of chess. Club members participated in a continuously running ladder tournament in addition to fielding a team in the Oahu Chess League. Carnival time found the Chess Club manning the hectic pizza booth. Money to the club went towards books and other club needs. The Chess Club planned to top off the year with a big tournament to determine the school's top player. Encouragement in the fundamental aspects of mathematics provided students interested in math many sessions of fun and enjoyment. Devoted to developing an excellent team to compete between public and private high schools was McKinley's MATH TEAM. Advised by Mrs. Iris Inouye, they managed to hold ranking status in the inter-school competition with Roosevelt and Kaimuki. They sponsored the Christmas door-decorating contest in the Math Building in which Miss Raynette Takizawa's class managed to capture. Mainly geared to students in the mechanics of electronic wireless, the members of the RADIO/ELECTRONICS CLUB strived to promote activities on campus. They taught students how to operate a ham radio under approved guidance, and with persistence, they received an operator's license. Participating in the February State Motor Building Contest at Ala Moana Shopping Center brought many an anxious glance at stop-watches as members took turns timing each other, eagerly anticipating stiff competition.
Headlines: Tourism Session Scheduled for Wednesday Seniors Donate Christmas Cookies 1st Female Cadet to Win Award - Parade to Honor Cadet Tigers Take On Castle Knights Tonight at Six Woodshop Students Work on Projects For Personal Use Happy New Year
Headlines: Elective Course Designed to Aid Orientation of Foreign Students Special Meeting On Schedule in MP Today Schedule Announced for January 23, 24 Registration Special Motivation Wins IM Cage Crown Girl's SQUAD 2 Trounces SMP Committee Forms to Aid Shorline
MHS Groups Relate Work to Public Affairs A candlelight initiation for new members at adviser Mrs. Yun Soon Jim's home was the first activity of the year for the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. Demonstrating leadership, character and service, the members participated in various activities such as ringing bells during Christmas for the Salvation Army, competing in quiz bowls against other schools, inducting Moanalua High School's new NHS members and attending district council meetings. Sharing a hamburger and soda booth with MTG at the carnival, NHS members worked hard at good service to all customers. A couple weeks later, a picnic and hike at Saint Louis Heights added to the list of events. New members were added to this distinguished organization when the spring initiation took place.
If you wanted to have a lot of fun helping serve the community and school, McKinley's LEO CLUB was the organization to join. A wide range of activities included helping the Ala Moana Lions Club with their fund raising huli-huli chicken sale, ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Ala Moana, selling scrip for Life of the Land at the Sunshine Crater Festival and selling hot buttered corn at the carnival. Members of the club and their adviser, Mrs. Patricia Lau, had a good time as they met and made new friends at these activities. The day before the primary election, they held signs by Washington Intermediate School, telling people to remember to vote. Making the campus a little nicer and cleaner, they gardened and helped clean out the area surrounding the English Building. A three-day camp at Camp Kualoa furnished more fun and fellowship among the students. Social activities included a challenging but losing football game against the Key Club (they were leading at half-time but ended up with 18 points less than the Key Club, 30-12). In spite of this, they went to win another football game, this time with Farrington's Leo Club. New officers and 'best club member' were chosen at their end of the year gathering.
The McKinley Chapter of the PACIFIC AND ASIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL (PAAC) was reactivated this year after many years of absence. The program, which operates statewide, is dedicated to bringing the youth of Hawaii an appreciation of international affairs and a development of sound thinking on timely topics of global concern. Advised by Miss Darcy Dorich, the club strived to learn about other countries and cultures, and people from different ethnic and social backgrounds.
Headlines: ROTC Recruiting Male Volunteers For Drill Team USN Coral Sea : Floating City Statue Get Annual Bath Bookstore Running Discount Sale Micks Bow Both Nights of Basketball Invitational Meet Cagers Take on Sabers Tonight SMP Routs Faculty Ladies
Headlines: NHS Nominates 2 Juniors, 7 Seniors for Outstanding Teenage Awards Guidance Library Offers College Bound Services Thanks to Paul, Also Mick Runners Compete in State Cross Country Meet on Maui Career Session to Discuss Oceanography Sports Items
Kiwanis Sponsored Clubs Attain Recognition with Community Service As the oldest and one of the most active clubs on campus, the Kiwanis Club sponsored KEY CLUB strove to attain recognition as outstanding chapter of the year with various community service projects planned from the first month of the school year to the last. October and Halloween meant selling tickets for the Miss McKinley Carnival Queen Contest, cleaning classrooms for a preschool, working with underprivileged children under a buddy program and trick-or-treating for UNICEF. School services included a Teachers Appreciation Day, cleaning of library shelves, collection of wood for the Homecoming bonfire and campus clean-ups. At Christmas time, Key Clubbers, rang bells for the Salvation Army, stuffed Christmas seal envelopes, and went carolling at Kuakini Old Folks Home. New Year's Day found them bright and early at the Sunshine Crater Festival. For Black and Gold Day, February 7, they took part in their most traditional and beloved task of washing the McKinley statue. As if this wasn't enough, the boys entertained senior citizens and took part in the carnival cooking hundreds of chickens for the huli-huli plate lunch and sale. Throughout all these activities was a young and vibrant adviser, Mrs. Rene Takahashi, working quietly in the background. The ALOHA AINAS, along with their devoted adviser Miss Gayle Sykes attempted to achieve their goal of doing one service project each month. Female counterpart of the Key Club, the girls served as usherettes for school programs and events, purchased turkey dinners for two fire-stricken families, created valentines decorations for a nursing home, and manned the saimin booth at the annual MHS carnival. They also participated in the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon. The club worked as aides at the Island Nursing Home where they learned how to feed and care for patients and also taught them how to do crafts; just some of their many activities that molded their club functions.
Headlines: Korean Club Donates Panels To Tree Festival Modeling Representative Gives Tips on Prom Attire Heated Discussions, Serious Lectures Mark Student Council Camp Leadership Seminar Successful Despite Constant Rain, Mud Seniors Sponsor Cookie Drive Soccer Team Edges Punahou in Invitational Book Review - 'The Trial of Billy Jack' Acclaimed Glasses Day
Headlines: College Students End Teaching Next Week Soph Banquet Deposit Deadline Set For Friday MHS Library Gets Copying Machine Lacking Credits? See Counselors Cagers Nipped by Mules, 50-55 J.V. Goes Down, 47-55 SMP Quintet Outplays Ohm's Law in Intramurals
Student Council Execs Push for Better Communication Channels This year, the seven member student council executives worked industriously for more effective communication channels and involvement of the entire student body, doing as much as possible for the school. Every Tuesday night, the execs held a meeting in the student council room. Discussed were school related topics such as the 1975-76 class schedule, activities, district board meetings, state camps, conference, a calendar of events a revision of the constitution. Present at these meetings were the four student council officers, the senate president, the academic chairman, and the social committee chairman. Meetings were conducted by the president who was also a liaison for the student government to the Honolulu District Board meetings. The vice president helped with a new acculturation program for immigrant students. Keeping track of all that went on, the secretary took notes while the treasurer took care of financial matters and worked with Mrs. Haruyo Kodani, school accounts clerk. Special committees were under the social committee chairman. The senate president relayed information to the senators (ten from each grade level) and the academic chairman took care of things such as the constitution revision. Advising the board members was the student activities director Miss Jean Matsuo. She worked with the execs to formulate a closer knit McKinley.