Monday, January 27, 2014

Recalling Our McKinley Yesteryear

The Black and Gold 1975

Recalling the Fun and Games of Our McKinley Yesteryear...
...As People to People

 Entering a new year enthusiastic and well rested, students prepared for second semester registration and the many new courses that were being offered.

 McKinley flaunted its spirit as everyone wore school colors on Black and Gold Day. Students from other schools came down to visit for inter-school activities. A lei honoring the birthday of President William McKinley was draped around the front statue. 

 Valentine's Day ushered in the gaiety and merriment of McKinley's 11th Annual Carnival on the spacious William Wise Field. People flocked to the carnival attracted by its new ideas and old traditions, propelling it to a successful outcome.

 The third MTG production, "Two Gentlemen from Verona," also a musical comedy, took place in early March. the yearly ROTC parade honoring retiring teachers and distinguished guests took place on the William Wise Field. In the middle of March, sophomores celebrated their class day with a special lunch and assembly. To highlight everything, the sophomore banquet allured everyone to an enchanting evening of dining and dancing at the Hawaiian Regent. A week before spring vacation, students had a chance to show humorous individualism and unique expressions during Crazy Week.

 Along with April showers came "A Song for Someone," the Junior Promenade, culminating their class day, fascinating all who attended at the Moana Surfrider.

 May Day was lei day...a Hawaiian motif graced the cafeteria as a luau, games and refreshments, fun night  complemented the May Day program held earlier in the day. Seniors held their last prom in the Kaiulani's Ainahau room. An awards assembly recognized students who were outstanding in their accomplishments or services to the school. The 1975 school year closed with an Aloha Dance, giving students a chance to bid their farewells.

 After 13 years of schooling, the Class of '75, 850 strong, met all together, dressed in caps and gowns, for the final time as they went through traditional graduation exercises on the front lawn.

 School was enlightened with friendly competition; people learned, shared, laughed, and experienced life with each other.
Students to teachers...
People to people...

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

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