Staff Musters Best Talents to Uphold Award Winning Yearbook
It is nowhere possible to measure the time, effort and hard work put into producing a good yearbook. Although Yearbook I and II is officially in session during period five on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, only the students under the advisership of Mrs. May Lee Chung, knew of the extra time devoted to the BLACK AND GOLD spilling into afterschool, weekends, vacations and late at nights.
Unlike other public and private schools with their separate newspaper and yearbook staffs and advisers, a lot of the personnel in McKinley's Publications served double duty on both the Pinion and Black & Gold.
Only in the zany world of room 152 could one find a student writing, talking and typing at the same time. To a casual observer, the clowning array might have appeared at times like a three-ring circus. But to tri-editors Sandra Murashige, Roy Maeda, and Donda Jow, nothing could be further from the truth. The tri-editors found it a challenging task to follow the traditions of the 1974 yearbook, one that took the All American and Medalist awards from distinguished press associations. As deadlines approached the frustrations and frayed nerves mounted, seemingly to threaten the completion of the Black & Gold. But a stern adviser and a dedicated staff mustered their best talents to put together the 1975 Black & Gold.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017