Friday, May 31, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, February 7, 1975

Black 'n Gold Day Assembly, Rally Today
Singer - Alumnus Rod Young Described as 'Entertainer'
Pledging Continues for Ma and Pa's Store
Get Involved in Carnival Manpower
Matmen Take on Bulldogs, Govs
Cagers To Host Bulldogs Tonight
JV Nine Posts 7 Game Win Streak - Travel To Kailua Tomorrow

Black & Gold Day Commemorates McKinley's Birthday and School Traditions
McKinley, The President
McKinley, The Traditions
McKinley, The School

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, May 27, 2013

JROTC Drill Team, Taikas

The Black and Gold 1975

Perfection in March Sequences Brings Honor to Drill Team, Taikas

 Drilling daily in the brisk dawn air across the McKinley front lawn, the JROTC DRILL TEAM attracted considerable scrutiny from various groups of students situated around campus. Many had mixed reactions, stemming from an early morning diversion to captivating their attentions as they stood up to point and watch, drawing glances in their directions.

 Never failing to exhibit their pride of zest and enthusiasm, the Drill Team wholeheartedly shouted and intoned while performing various feats of rifle control during their running exercises.

 During the course of the year they have put in unaccountable amounts of time and unleashed effort to devote themselves to JROTC-School related activities. A performance for the entire sponsoring unit at Schofield Barracks which was locally televised was just one of their pre-Christmas cheer activities. Being a group with much time to afford to make other people happy, they also spent some days toiling for the very cause of Easter Seals.

 A much looked forward to event of the year was an invitation from the Molokai County Jaycees to participate in the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration which came as a pleasant surprise and gave the team a sense of pride in their work and the satisfaction of near perfection in meticulous drilling routines.

 Strains from the sound of Shaft and Hawaii Five-O filtered through the giant green doors of the gymnasium as the McKinley TAIKAS drilled, synchronous with the music in their eye-catching black and gold uniforms. Precision, accuracy and timing were in accord as their hands rose and slapped to their sides, like a chain reaction of perfectly timed movements.

 Captained by senior Tammy Delima and advised by faculty member Mrs. Margaret Anderson, they took part in numerous worthwhile community service projects from aiding Easter Seals in the telethon show as temporary receptionists to performing drill routines for various charity fundraising functions.

 Acceptance of a yearly invitation extended by the University of Hawaii Athletic Department to perform as half-time entertainment during Rainbow Basketball games added a touch of excitement and pride to the hearts of the girls. They nervously awaited the final call of the loudspeaker and gave a fine performance which appeared on TV as well.

 ROTC parades and a St. Patrick's Day march added to the hectic year. Formal initiations of new members closed the year.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, February 6, 1975

'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Will Close Theatre Group Season
Black and Gold Day Celebration Tomorrow Honors Birthday
NTID Coordinator of Deaf Careers Visits Here
Mendonca Road Race Underway Today
Game Booth Candles
'72 Grad Honored in Narcissus Contest

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, February 5, 1975

Carnival Designates Club Game Booth
Selective Service Reminds 18-Year-Olds To Register
Friday Deadline For Soph Banquet
Relay Team Smashes OIA Records - Medeiros, Yamaguchi, Gaspar, Yee Excell
MHS Blanks Kailua, Remains Undefeated
McKinley vs Kaiser: Back YOUR Team
Cagers Yield Close Battle to Falcons
ACUW To Award College Scholarships

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hikers, Athletes, Pepsters

The Black and Gold 1975

Hikers, Athletes, Pepsters Unite for Recreation

 As the backbone of the cheering section at football games and pep rallies, the PEP CLUB united together to cheer and support the athletic teams.  With their adviser, Miss Diane Lee, members of the club sold basketball buttons and bus ride tickets for $1 during the basketball and football seasons to games held at places other than the Honolulu Stadium.

 Very popular on campus were the creative and imaginative football ribbons they sold to students. The ribbons were the results of artistic talent put to use by senior Brian Suzuki. Posters and banners were painted and hung around camps to let everyone know about the upcoming sports activities.

 Parties were held in honor of teams after each different sports season. A luncheon at Perry Boys Smorgy honored the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams.

 The GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, lead by President Cora Tsutsui and advised by Mrs. Jane Schroeder, set as their primary objective the operation of girls intramural activities at McKinley. 

 Conditioning themselves, members hiked, together as a club, 20 miles for Project Concern's Walk for Mankind.

 Also undertaking a service project for the March of Dimes, the girls, stationed in Waikiki, sold lily tags on Lily Tag Day in March.

 Having done their share of service projects, the girls, sporting their new uniforms enjoyed a well deserved trip to Maui in April and an awards banquet in June.

 Up in the mountains, down the streams and into the valleys hiked the 20 members of the SIERRA CLUB.

 In early fall, the young group of hikers, with adviser Carl Hansen trudged up the slopes of Saint Louis to explore the variations of fauna. From the summit above Laie, they scanned the entire coastline from Kaena Point to Kahana Bay. To get away from the city and into the country, members hiked on the North Shore to Kawainui.

 The first hike of the spring semester was above Wilhemina Rise at Lanipo Ridge. Camp Kualoa was the site of a two day sleepover near Kaneohe Bay. Sierra Club members also roamed Waimano Valley behind Pearl City. 

 Each hike was a new and different experience for the members. The appreciation of Hawaii's natural environment was always present throughout the ten hikes scheduled for the members.

 Supplying the manpower for the carnival, LETTERMEN worked in cafeteria and maintained the carnival grounds.

 With the promotion of friendship in mind, intrepid athletes engaged in many picnics, parties, and social get-togethers of which the highlights were a luncheon held in school and a banquet set in the atmospheric Hawaiian Regent Hotel on April 18.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, February 3, 1975

Palolo Elementary Students Tour Publication Room Printshop
Nat'l Exploration Program To Award Scientific Trips
Polynesian Music Class Observes Kamaka Factory
Cafeteria Makes Hundreds of Packaged Lunches Daily

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Saturday, February 1, 1975

The McKinley High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble



McKinley High School Class of 1977

40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, May 13, 2013

McKinley Christian Fellowship Club, NA PUU WAI HAUOLI

The Black and Gold 1975

Club Agendas Feature Outings, Entertainment, Speakers, Projects

 Experience of The Christian growth through the informal Bible Studies and sharing the fellowship of the Living God toward other students on campus was the main purpose of the MCKINLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CLUB.

 Their busy schedule included seminars and activities with other Christian Fellowship clubs such as Kaimuki by the Interschool Christian Fellowship. They sponsored a Christmas party for underpriviledged children from the Salvation Army, worked on the Tennis throw booth at the carnival, and participated in the Walk for Mankind.

 Referred to by name of a project from YMCA, CLUB KULEANA had much response from its members, which resulted in warm unity and good coordination.

 Some of their activities were camping, a catamaran ride at the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, and a banquet planned by members only.

 Made up of ten students, three graduates, and ten YMCA volunteers, their adviser was Mrs. Doris Higa.

 The new formed NA PUU WAI HAUOLI (The Happy Hearts) consisting of approximately 115 students experienced the ultimate in entertainment and speakers in their gatherings. They heard personalities such as Senator Robert Taira, Tosh Togo, Moe Keale of "The Little People", Mr. James Toyama, who is administrative assistant to Lieutenant Governor Doi, and Colette Machado of the Model Cities Program. Highly acclaimed entertainers such as Melveen Leed, Jimmy Borges and Mr. Jacob Hoopai and Friends gave special performances exclusively for the club.

 Advised by Mrs. Jerrianne Edralin and Mr. Joseph Ho, Na Puu Wai Hauoli planned and performed in the May Day program, and entertained students at Central Intermediate School.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, January 31, 1975

Mr. Ko Officially Named MHS Principal
Annual Carnival Features Dance, General Store
Session To Discuss Hotel, Restaurant
Congratulations To Our Principal
Discount Offered For Shakespeare Show at HIC
Jayvee Baseball Team Squeezes By Cougars to Fifth Straight Win
Tiger Cagers Travel to Kalani Tomorrow Night
Prospects Good for Swimmers
Punahou Schedules Feb 7,8 Carnival
A Polynesian Spectacular

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 30, 1975

Islanders To Participate in Youth Legislature Program
Drill Team, Taikas In Performance At Friday Assembly
Band Prepares For Saturday Night Concert
Soccer Team Unsaddles Rough Riders
Girls Basketball To Scrimmage With OIA Schools On Saturday
Senior Banquet Tickets On Sale

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Future Farmers, Homemakers of America

The Black and Gold 1975

Future Farmers, Homemakers of America Gain Insight Into Vocations

Some 50 boys of the FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA received horticulture experiences.

They raised cucumber, beans and corn on the agriculture field, reconstructed the green house and made plant racks for it.

 An especially interesting project was the construction of a putting green on the Agriculture field. McKinleyites enjoyed golfing.

 The Future Farmers of America and the Art department got together and donated potted plants to Ma and Pa's General Store at the Carnival.

 They were represented at the Island Conference at Waialua and Waianae High Schools and the Future Farmers of America's State Convention at the Pagoda Hotel.

 Ten energetic girls banded together to promote and further activities of the FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA at MHS.

 They were especially proud of placing third in over-all competition at an all-island rally at Magic Island on November 16. They were judged on relay racing, cheering, demonstrating school spirit and banner designing. Their first place winning black and gold banner emblazoned with a tiger motif was designed by Deanna Ing and Myra Masaki.

 Service projects included canvassing the neighborhood for UNICEF on Halloween, wheeling Kuakini patients through the annual Festival of Trees at the Honolulu International Center, and caroling at Hale Nani senior citizen home at Christmas time.

 A need for sewing kits developed (home ec classes were often interrupted for needle and thread) and the FHA came to the rescue by making and distributing them.

 Similar to other clubs, FHAers and their adviser Mrs. Nancy Au with the Aloha Ainas helped the carnival by working in the saimin booth.

 Finally, interaction with other high school chapters took place at the State Conference, April 4-6 at the Pagoda Hotel.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 29, 1975

Carnival Scrip Sale Begins Today
All Class Levels Will Man Carnival Booths; Sign Ups Now
Library Requiring Identification Cards
Cagers Face Cougars Tonight At Kaimuki Gym
Ag Putting Green
Sierra to Hike On North Shore, Invites Everyboday
'70 Kalani Grad Teaches Home Ec

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 28, 1975

Fall Math Enrollment Increase Adds 1968 Graduate to Staff
Electrical Supt. Will Speak at Career Session
289 Take Armed Forces Vocational Test
Cagers Lose to Bulldogs, Governors
Soccer Team Ties Kalani, 1-1
MHS Netters Top Leilehua
J V Baseball Team Takes on Kaiser Today
Seniors Order Cap, Gown

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017