Monday, April 21, 2014

People - People - People

The Black and Gold 1976


Through the roots of McKinley grow back to the Fort Street Church Day School and the Missionaries who came from New England, the people of McKinley trace their heritage not only to European origins but also to the peoples of the Pacific rim -- Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, the Polynesians, Filipinos, and more recently, Vietnamese and Southeast Asia. And of course, there is the island heritage of the native Hawaiians who accepted all of these peoples and who have become blends of the Golden People for which Hawaii is famous.

 Thus, in this bicentennial year at McKinley we salute not only our New England forefathers and native Hawaiians but also the multitude of nationalities who came to the Hawaiian Islands seeking a better life without oppression and, to McKinley, for a good education

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

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