Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 28, 1976

Headlines:
PTA To Discuss MHS Carnival On Thursday
Ma 'n Pa's Stocking Up
CSPA Publication Cites The Daily Pinion
Heads, Palama, Victorious in Boys' Basketball
One Last Plea: Get Involved!
Fall Registration - Home Economics Open to Boys As Well As Girls
Cooperative Education Earns Work Credits


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017


Monday, December 29, 2014

Ethnic Groups

The Black and Gold 1976



Ethnic Groups Share Cultural Traditions, Exchange Ideas

 To acculturate the Filipino students at McKinley, the FILIPINO CLUB centralized in Mrs. Fely Serra's room for discussions and meetings. Celebrating with a picnic at Ala Moana Park, the members joined other Filipino clubs from Leilehua, Farrington and Waipahu in October and exchanged ideas. President Alexander Redoble with officers Fatima Agamao, Perlita Cabras, and Fausto Aragon led the club.


 The Japanese Club, WAKAI NAKAMATACHI, began their festive year with a funfilled picnic at Ala Moana Park. Although they were defeated twice in a Korean Club challenge, the fun that they had surpassed the feelings of defeat. The gaily decorated chili and stew booth at the carnival showed the hard work the club had put into it. A bus ride in February with Leilehua's Japanese Club to Byodoin Temple and Spalding House brought both clubs closer to the Japanese cultures and traditions.


 As one of the best organized clubs on campus, the KOREAN CLUB wasted no time in launching plans for the school year. Guided by their adviser Miss Lynette Oshima, they kicked off the year with an initiation picnic and challenged the Japanese Club in volleyball and bowling. A close-knit group, they donated hanging pots and scrolls to the Festival of Trees and food to the Korean Old Folks Home. A sweet bread sale took place in October, and at the February Carnival, the plate lunch sale. The Korean plate proved to be a sellout with barbecue meat, rice, vegetables and kim chee.


 The POLYNESIAN CLUB brought together students of Hawaiian, Samoan and Tongan ethnic backgrounds. Participating in the May Day Program, the club performed the boy's slap dance and the "Sasa." Advised by Francis Afa and Mr. Larry Silva, the group also appeared at elementary and intermediate schools, performing dances and sharing their cultural backgrounds with others.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 27, 1976

Headlines:
Carnival Scrip Sale On Until February 6
Security Aide Joins MHS Staff
Course Description for Fall Registration - Social Studies Electives Open to All Students
Tigers Upset by Kaimuki, 51-41 ~ Jayvees Win, 48-44
Student Council Open Hearing Today
Junior-Sophomore Camp Cancelled


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 26, 1976

Headlines:
'West Side Story' Features Cast of 41
Wednesday Career Session Cancelled
Wind Ensemble In Winter Concert On Saturday
Seniors May Order Announcements
Ma & Pa's General Store Needs Books
Boys' Basketball Intramural Round Robin Starts Today
Two Enthusiastic UHers Sub In Oral Communications Classes


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Language Associates

The Black and Gold 1976



Language Associates Perpetuate Customs, Culture

 Cultural barriers did not hinder the 16 members of the CHINESE STUDENT CLUB as they tried "to really feel a part of McKinley". Led by President Richard Wong, the club engaged in a variety of activities to benefit the school as well as acculturate themselves. Bursting with joy, their first accomplishment came as their ingeniously designed float won first place for the bicentennial parade. Participating in the May Day program, planning a China Night, undertaking various money-making projects, and sponsoring Christmas and graduation parties all helped these Chinese students feel pride of their own culture as well as their school.

 Projects of the MANDARIN CLUB encouraged study of the Chinese heritage or served the community. In the Chinese spirit, the club presented gifts to the senior citizens at the Palolo Chinese Home, exemplifying their desire to relate to the older generations. Celebrating the Chinese New Year on January 30, the club attempted to give the younger generation an insight into the oriental culture. Beef tomato, Mongolian beef and shoyu chicken topped off the menu of delicious Chinese delights prepared by the club adviser Mr. Alvin Nip for the luncheon. This event was shared with others including some teachers.


 What do you get when you combine the French Club and the Spanish Club together? The result was the FRENCH-SPANISH CLUB, newly formed this year to create more interest and to widen the cultural scope of McKinleyites interested in those languages. Instead of learning about only one culture, students were exposed to both the French and Spanish cultures through related activities such as making pinatas, inviting guest speakers, working at the tacos booth at the carnival, and playing simple games in French and Spanish. The club was inspired and guided by the enthusiastic advisership of Miss Jean Matsuo who met regularly with them.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Friday, January 23, 1976

Headlines:
Tigers Score First Victory - Cagers Romp Riders, 50-38
Black and Gold Day - Festivities To Feature Special Assembly Today
Tiger Soccer Team Takes on Riders

McKinley Teacher Honored as Honolulu's Teacher of Year
Conference Delegates to Survey McKinleyites - We can make it happen now!


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 22, 1976

Headlines:
Itsue To Compete in Finals of Hawaii Junior Miss Contest
Shcolarships Offered to Girls
Should Anyone Run for Anything at Any Time?
Golt Team Opens Season With Win over Kaimuki
Mighty Midgets Defeat Patsy's, Fonzarellis Win
Junior Class Day 'That's the Way of the World' Set for April 23
Youth for Easter Seals Seeks Volunteers
Ma 'n Pa's Clothing Drive


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, December 15, 2014

Zealous Hobbyists

The Black and Gold 1976



Zealous Hobbyists Band Together for Self-Improvement

 Improving their game and prompting sportsmanlike conduct, the McKINLEY CHESS CLUB held daily tournaments during activity period. In Mr. Emil Bruner's electronics room during lunch time, one could always find pairs of students propped up in front of a chess board in deep concentration. They were preparing for the Oahu Interscholastic Chess League in which 20 schools participated. Other tourneys were scheduled in November and May with St. Louis and the April Fool's Day 5-minute games.


 In an effort to stimulate creative musical talent, the McKINLEY GUITAR CLUB (including three small groups of students interested in learning, or improving their already experienced knowledge of the guitar) held weekly jam sessions during activity period. Their activities began at Christmas time when the club harmonized their voices along with strumming on the guitar for the Kuakini Old Folks Home. Another project was performing for elementary schools in Honolulu. Various money-making projects helped raise enough funds for purchasing new guitars.


 One of the more active clubs on campus, CLUB KULEANA had many activities which enabled the students to improve their self image and promote good citizenship through participation in group activities. They experienced a wide variety of activities ranging from rap sessions to cooking, camping at their clubhouse and bowling. Their biggest event took place when they went on a trip to Kauai in May. The club was joined by the Atherton YMCA volunteers to guide them in attaining self improvement and enrichment.


 Dedicated to the perfection of black and white photography, members of McKinley's PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB spent much of their lunch and activity periods in the administration building's darkroom. Weekly workshops in developing film and printing pictures stressed the concept of working independently. School activities such as assemblies and carnival provided many opportunities for picture taking, in addition to those within the community. The club took part in photographic outings to such places as the Honolulu Zoo and horseback riding in the country. They also joined in on a service project with the Mandarin Club to Palolo Chinese Home.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 21, 1976

Headlines:
Fall Registration Scheduled for February 3,4
Juniors Place Fifth in Carole Kai Bed Race
Cagers Show More Strength, Challenge Roosevelt Tonight
Course Description for Fall Registration - PE II Required for Graduation; Graphic Arts, Woods, Auto Teach Basics
Junior Council B, Beach Boys, Triumph in Boys Intramurals
Soph/Jr, Camp at Camp Erdman


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 20, 1976

Headlines:
2nd Semester Registration Open Only to Students Without Courses
Sierra Club Will Hike to Poamoho
Sophomore-Junior Classes Sponsoring 3-Day Camp
'Song for a New World'
Off to the Hawaii Scholastic Art Contest
Midgets, Patsy's Win in Girls' Intramural Basketball Games
Junior Class Carnival Booth Work Sign-ups


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Exploration Land, Sea, Air

The Black and Gold 1976



Exploration of Land, Sea, Air Waves Entice Environmental Enthusiasts

 Operating from a new language lab with equipment transferred from Central Intermediate, licensed operators of the AMATEUR RADIO/ELECTRONICS CLUB communicated school happenings with other states and countries. Doing their part for the carnival, students from this club manned the public address booth, making announcements and dedications. As a project, they undertook the task of repairing the school intercom in May.


 Early organization of activities resulted in an eventful year for some 35 capable members of the SCIENCE CLUB. A cruise aboard the Sea Transit in November sailed the members from Fisherman's wharf to Pearl Harbor. Delighting the students at Pohukaina Elementary School, the club helped in hosting a Christmas magic show and party. A trip to the Big Island during Easter vacation where they stayed at the beach house of adviser Mr. Art Kimura's parents climaxed the year of profitable activities for the Science Club.


 The SCUBA, SNORKELING AND DIVING CLUB undertook many water related recreational activities to develop an awareness of scuba diving. In January many hours were spent on repairing their sail boat, which they used to explore the ocean ground around Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. In March, a diving expedition took place at Hanauma Bay. Most of the club activities covered diving and snorkeling tours and members often journeyed to the helicopter pad right off the Ilikai Hotel, to enjoy their diving projects.


 An enthusiastic group of students of the SIERRA CLUB ventured up to Kawailoa in September to explore the flora and fauna of the island.  Communicating with nature, the members along with president Mark Enomoto and advisers Mr. Carl Hansen and Mr. Michael Gaber journeyed to Laie, Palehua, Palika in Ewa and Moanalua Valley among their roster of activities.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 19, 1976

Headlines:
Speakers Say High Percentage of Gays Here
Community Scholarships Now Open
Fall Registration - Agriculture, Metals, Electronics Teach Practical Skills
Taikas Perform During Basketball MHS, UH Halftimes
Girls Track Seeking New Members
Making a Pineapple is Very Simple
Ma 'n Pa's Clothing Drive


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 15, 1976

Headlines:
Carnival Scrip Sale Underway
UH Financial Aid Applications Due by March 1
Civil Air Patrol Recruiting Today
Fall Registration - New Procedures For Coop Education
Crazy Day today!
Course Description for Fall Registration - Zoo Instructor Course Limited
Hotshots, Patsy's Win in Intramurals
MHS Rifle Team Takes on Leilehua
Chess Team Tops Farrington, Ties St. Louis in Tourney


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scholastic Achievers

The Black and Gold 1976



Scholastic Achievers Maintain Objectives

 In candlelight ceremonies at adviser Mrs. Yun Soong Jim's home, members of the McKinley Chapter of the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY joined in an initiation of some 30 new members. As the club was based on selective membership, those inducted in NHS also found that the society promoted good fellowship and aided them in their goals for a higher education. the students strived to achieve their goals of scholarship, leadership, character and service by performing a variety of activities and projects. These included wrapping presents at Safeway, ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Ala Moana, helping at the College Fair and ushering at Kennedy Theater.


 If your interests like in Mathematics, then the MATH CLUB was the organization to join. Using s and knowledge acquired in math workshops, this club represented McKinley in the monthly math competitions between public and private high schools. Every third Saturday of each month, they competed against Hawaii Baptist, Moanalua, Radford, and Kalani. In the spring, the club sponsored the Mathematics Association of America Exam at McKinley.


 Developing self confidence and strong, aggressive leaders for the community was the goal of the FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA. A fine turn out of students produced an exciting year filled with activities such as a delicious luncheon at paradise Park for the installation of officers. The Christmas holidays meant carolling at Kuakini's Old Folks Home. As a money-making project, the FBLA conducted the ever popular fishpond at the McKinley carnival.


 Cultivating and harvesting corn and plants were learning experiences shared by FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA. Under new advisor Mr. Glenn Saiki the boys and girls made terrariums and cement pots. Helping with the Ma and Pa's Store for the carnival, the club sold plants and cement pots. A district conference united FFA clubs around Oahu at Castle High School. A camping trip at Kahuku during the Easter vacation proved to be an enjoyable outing. Winners in the district conference went on to the State Conference held in April at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. Plants as well as the annual marigolds were sold in May.


 During weekly meetings at lunch and activity periods, the FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA aided in the tutoring of TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) students here at McKinley. An orientation picnic for new members and TELSOL students at Ala Moana Park in October developed rapport between members. FHAers also learned about preparation of nourishing meals for the family and home living practices. In March, the members assisted the McKinley Theater Group for "West Side Story". The club raised money through carwashes for students to go to the Big Island to represent their chapter at the state conference in April.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 14, 1976

Headlines:
Itsue Competes In Junior Miss Contest On Friday, Saturday
Second Semester Registration Set For Jan. 23, 26, 27
ROTC Honors Sponsors, Principals
Tigers Edge Kalani, Dump Campbell In Weekend Wrestling
Mick Soccer Team Blanks Pearl City


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 13, 1976

Headlines:
Colorful Parades Kick Off MHS Bicentennial Celebration
Ma 'n Pa's Store Collecting For Carnival
Hawaii Pacific Offers Cooperative Program
Cagers Lose to Mustangs, 63-37 - Jayvees Bow, 56-43
Golf Opens Season on Monday
OIA Judo Tryouts Begin on Thursday
Fonzarellis Triumph In Girls Basketball'
Nonsmokers Council Meet Every Saturday
50's Dress up Day


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Athletic Sportsmanship, School Spirit

The Black and Gold 1976



Athletic Sportsmanship, School Spirit Encourage Tiger Pride

 Wearing their gold with GAA emblem shirts, the GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION distinguished themselves by providing opportunities for girls to participate in a variety of recreational activities. Directing the intramural program for interested girls at McKinley , the club coordinated and supplied officials, sports chairmen, equipment and manpower. Sponsored by the Aloha Golf Club, the girls held a huli huli chicken sale to benefit the Girl's Basketball Team. The highlight of the year occurred in May when the girls along with their adviser Mrs. Jane Schroeder took a trip to the island of Kauai.


McKinleyites should remember seeing a group of students drenched in ketchup,oil and vinegar and masked in such ingredients as flour and confetti parading around the oval singing Christmas carols in November. They were the victims of the LETTERMEN'S CLUB unique and messy initiation. Bringing the varsity athletes together and promoting school spirit were their aims. Along with their enthusiastic adviser Mr. Neal Takamori and energetic President Eric Tokunaga, the Lettermen sponsored the canned goods drive for the needy people in November and supplied the manpower for the carnival.


 Cheering and exhibiting their 'Tiger Pride,' the PEP CLUB, under the advisership of Mrs. Anne King, supported the pep squad and the athletic teams. They strove to promote spirit, pride, and friendship among McKinleyites.


 A large club, NA PUU WAI HAUOLI contributed most of their time and knowledge to fellow McKinley students by helping them to understand more about school and getting involved with school activities. In November they all participated in a show for the Shriner's Hospital. They were very active on the boy's and girl's intramural basketball teams. When the carnival came around in February, they handled the T-shirt booth while funky music blared from their booth. During Easter they made the patients at a nursing home feel more jolly by making cheerful gifts for them.


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 12, 1976

Headlines:
MHS Bicentennial Week Opens Today With Class Competition
Bicentennial T-Shirts Pick-Ups Today
Former Saigon U. Drama Instructor Speaks to Class
Seniors Ordering for Commencement
Wednesday Session Will Cover Architect's Career
Junior Council, Beach Boys Win In Intramurals
Course Description for Fall Registration - Three Levels of Guitar Offered
Student Awareness To Cover V.D.
You Saw it Corrected in The Pinion
Sophomore Banquet


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 8, 1976

Headlines:
Parade Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration
1976 McKinley Carnival Set for Feb. 13,14
Sophomore Banquet Collection Deadline Slated for Friday
Planned Parenthood Resumes Services
Sharpshooters Beat Pearl City
Midgets, Fonzarellis, Down Taika, Patsy's
Oceanography Classes Set Up Six Aquariums, Two 'Sandboxes'


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, November 17, 2014

Campus Disciples Pursue Religious Fellowship

The Black and Gold 1976



Campus Disciples Pursue Religious Fellowship, Local and World Concerns

 Providing counseling and information to students on the living God and the teachings of Jesus, was the primary purpose of the McKINLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CLUB. Through Bible studies and fellowship encounters, they brought deeper insight into religion to all its members. Activities included a Halloween party, picnics and an array of service projects. Senior Derek Lee served as president and Mrs. Rose Ho, as adviser.


 Lending their services to better the community, McKinley's LEO CLUB provided students with the opportunity to gain leadership, cooperation in work or play, and a chance to meet other Leo Club members from various schools. Members engaged in a wide scale of activities such as working amidst the smoke and fire of the charcoal grills to help in a fund-raising huli huli chicken sale for the Ala Moana Lions, washing and scrubbing cars to raise money for a Christmas party for the Deaf and Blind, and participating in the January District 50 Leo Club Camp at Erdman.


 'You and I': Present Needs, Changing Future' was the theme for the PACIFIC AND ASIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL. A part of the UH College of Continuing Education, the club aimed at developing international understanding among Hawaii's youth and citizens. A mini-conference in November, along with McKinley's PAAC corporated Kaimuki, Kailua and Roosevelt High Schools at the Kaimuki Library in November. Visitation by foreign students at the East West Center provided a means of sharing different cultural aspects as topic discussions. The McKinley chapter also joined in a county and state wide conference in April.



McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017


Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976


The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 7, 1976

Headlines:
Two-Week Tour of Japan Comes True for Eight
Jungle Training Teaches Survival, River Crossing
Library To List Delinquent Students
Carole Kai Bed Race Jan. 17
Tiger Soccer Team Beats Kalani, Kailua
Mick Cagers To Take on Kahuku Tonight
Holiday Music
Aloha Ainas Bring Cheer to Hospitals
Air National Guard Talks

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Service Minded Individuals Undertake Community Work

The Black and Gold 1976



Service Minded Individuals Undertake Community Work

 Devoting much of their time towards performing services for the school and community, a female counterpart of the Key Club, were the ALOHA AINAS. In October, the girls performed a real service to the school by helping with the Miss McKinley Contest. During Thanksgiving, a schoolwide canned goods drive benefitted the Red Cross. During two Sundays in January, the girls washed cars at Randy's Texaco and donated their earnings of over $140 to UNICEF. Other activities included manning the saimin booth at the carnival, stuffing envelopes, and helping the Easter Seal Society on Lily Tag Day in April.


 One would never realize what an active club was until he joined the MHS KEY CLUB. The 20 members of this boys' service club, like the Aloha Ainas, contributed their services to the community and school. Under the leadership of President Arnold Fujioka, they maintained their consistency by having at least five service projects a month. Even before the school year began, Key Clubbers served refreshments to participants in the Rough-Water Swim off Waikiki. Other work included stuffing envelopes for the Aloha United Way and the Cystic Fibrosis drive, washing cars for Saint Francis Hospital, hanging pictures at city hall, assisting at a pancake breakfast for the Kiwanis, and helping at the Crater Festival in the scrip booth as well as clean-up. Christmas for the Key Clubbers meant bringing merriment and good cheer to others as they went caroling at Lavada Nursing Home and assisted in a Christmas party for the Convalescent Center. With so many service projects, the boys still found time to participate in basketball games among other isle Key Clubs. In January they sponsored the state-wide Key Club Convention at the Waikiki Resort Hotel. Under the advisership of Mr. Dennis Sakata and Mr. Ed Watanabe, this group was not only the oldest club on campus but the most diligent one.


 With uncertain beginnings at the start of the school year, the INTERACT CLUB sponsored by the Ala Moana Rotary Club, strove to serve the community as well as the school. With Adviser Mrs. Ella Tomita, President John Yano and the members began work in December. Combining with the Letterman's Club, they provided manpower at the carnival. A Valentine party at the Hickam Air Force Base's Top Four Club brought together Interact Clubs around the island. In March, donned in their best tennis shoes, the club set out to "Walk for Mankind", and later in the month, attended a three-day Interact convention at the Makaha Inn. Expressing their artistic ability, at Easter, they constructed baskets for the children at Shriner's Hospital.


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 7, 2014

70's Song - Dreams


Fleetwood Mac


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 6, 1976

Headlines:
Sophomores Meet To Plan Class Play
Savings Bonds To Bicentennial Essay Winner
WIS To Celebrate Golden Jubilee
Junior Pinion Begins Work
McKinley Tigers Have High Hopes in Season Opener Against Kahuku
Wrestlers Top Marauders 49-13, Last Saturday
Palama, Faculty, SMP (A) Remain Undefeated in Intramural Play


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pep Squad

The Black and Gold 1976



Pep Squad Generates 'Tiger Power' for The Black and Gold

 Tiger Power for the black and gold was amply generated by the 19775-76 VARSITY PEP SQUAD as they actively supported the Tigers at various OIA sanctioned sports events. The cheerleaders, songleaders, drummers and pep coordinator gathered near and around the room of adviser Miss Gaile Sykes for frequent meetings and practices.


 Being on the varsity squad was more than selling ribbons and cheering at football games, the squad also coached class pep squads, painted banners to publicize upcoming activities and produced cheerbooks for cheering sections to follow.


 With the football games at school athletic fields and the new Aloha Stadium in Halawa, the "spirit bus" was organized by the pep squad to encourage McKinleyites to "join in the fun" by riding the bus to games.


 Because of the absence of the cheerleading contest, the squad attended the International Cheerleading Foundation Clinic in July along with other high schools to learn cheers originating from the mainland...among the unending list of activities of the Tiger squad.


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976


The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Headlines:
Ten Receive Best Cadet Award
Leaders in Action


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976

The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Headlines:
Devoted Men Train as Drill Team
Honor Guards Number 50 Capable Cadets
Color Guard Uniforms Take on Bicentennial Look
Band Accompanies ROTC Parades
Precision Girls Marching Team Adds Color


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976


The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Battalion Officers and Sponsors


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, October 27, 2014

Drill Team - Taikas

The Black and Gold 1976



Daily Practices Result in Drill Team and Taikas Precision Marching

 Striving for complete unity and perfection, the JROTC DRILL TEAM exhibited their boundless energy and dedication in their marching sequences. One could find the team in earnest practice daily in the morning, noon, after school and on Saturdays. Their aim was to become the most outstanding drill team at the annual JROTC Field Day Competitions at Fort DeRussey on April 24. They competed against Kamehameha, Punahou, St. Louis, Roosevelt, Farrington, Leilehua and two schools from Guam. For many years they came in first place but last year were nosed out by the Guam school. Rhythmic precision in rifle control and detailed stance exemplified their determination in maintaining their high standards. Even with their busy schedule of practices, the boys, portraying soldiers, appeared in the comic opera, "The Elixir of Love" at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and performed their sequences for the students of Kailua Intermediate. At the carnival the boys helped out with collecting the scrip boxes and could always be counted on for security jobs.


 Appearing at all of the football games and some of the basketball games, the McKINLEY TAIKAS GIRLS' DRILL TEAM, began practice sessions in early summer. With better and improved skills learned from previous years, they also marched in ROTC parades, the Kailua Christmas Parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Easter Seals Telethon Parade. Twice they performed for the University of Hawaii's basketball halftimes. Suited in their white uniforms with matching knee-high boots, the high stepping, precision marching Taikas performed with spark and exuberance while entertaining their vast audience of arena and television viewers. In all, their hard efforts paid as they competed in the Drill Team Assembly to formally show their best work. Mrs. Peg Anderson and Sgt. Dan Abella advised the teams.


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976

The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Headlines:
'Alpha' Company Displays Espirit de Corps, Pride When Competing for Top Honors
'C' Company Filled With Spirited Females
Central Freshmen Make Up 'D' Company
Rifle Team Places Second and Third in OIA


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976

The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Headlines:
Principal Ko Says 'Conduct Yourselves in Creditable Manner'
ROTC Proudly Joins Celebration of Nation's 200th Birthday
IG Inspection Taking Place Today
Sgt. Ito Rates Enthusiasm High
Sgt. Abella Backs Cadets 100 Per Cent
Sabre and Chain, An Elite Club of Officers
Mrs. Anderson Advises Sponsors
Cadets Participate in Field Day Competition on April 24



McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The ROTC Pinion 1976

The ROTC Pinion - Wednesday, March 17, 1976

'200 Years of....LEADERSHIP'


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, October 20, 2014

JROTC Program

The Black and Gold 1976


Bicentennial Celebrations Add Pomp, Color to JROTC Program

 The McKinley High School ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program, established in 1922, was the first program of its kind in the territory of Hawaii.


 Since then, it has been named an honor unit for the past 54 years. All this and more has been contributed by the outstanding work of the officers and cadets.


 This 1975-1976 year, the 200th birthday of our nation, has added much color and espirit de corps to the activities of the ROTC program.


 With the already formed SABRE AND CHAIN OFFICER'S CLUB, new clubs have emerged. They included the NCO Club, and the Drill Team Club. The ROTC clubs have been active in a great many community and school service projects; to name a few - the UNICEF project, Metropolitan Disaster Simulation. They have participated in ceremonies at the State Capitol and opened performances at the University of Hawaii Rainbow basketball games. The McKinley ROTC has also contributed much time and effort into school activities such as parking and many Honor Guard activities.


 Annual activities for this year were the M-16 firing, Leaders Reaction Course, jungle training held at Schofield, the Alumni, Principal's and Commanding Officer's Parade, the awards ceremony and the Military Ball.


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975


The Daily Pinion - Thursday, December 18, 1975

Headlines:
1976 MHS Carnival Planning Underway - Committee Chairman Named
Parade To Kickoff McKinley Bicentennial
glad tidings....McKinley High School Choir
Merry Christmas - Happy New Year 1976


The Christmas Message
Season's Aloha
From Bethlehem, to Hawaii, to McKinley
Gifts from Afar
A Merry Hawaiian Christmas
Christmas at McKinley


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975


The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, December 10, 1975

Headlines:
U.S. Senate Youth Program Selects MHS Senior - Lana Choy of Two From Hawaii
Model Building Contest Open to Upperclassmen
Policeman Says - Hard to Get Job With Criminal Record
Lettermen To Sponsor Goods Drive
Mick Soccer Team Captures Punahou Invitational Tournament
Tigers Score First Cage Victory
Central Intermediate Students Participate in ROTC Program


McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017