The Black and Gold 1976Summer Pleasures...Give Way to an Eventful Bicentennial Year
As the bicentennial school year opened, McKinleyites reflected on all of the simple pleasures and good times of the summer vacation.
Many who spent their days at Ala Moana, Waikiki, Makaha and Sandy beaches riding the waves or sun-bathing, returned with healthy glowing tans.
Others worked at summer jobs while those who resolved to take it easy for the summer participated in various bicentennial activities such as the signing of the scroll on the
bicentennial wagon, Face-lift-the operation to clean the island of unsightly remnants of peoples carelessness, the spectacular Nichiren Shoshu parade or the many bicentennial displays and exhibits throughout the state.
Whatever the case, almost everyone found time to enjoy the summer beauty and serenity of nature. Beautiful multi-colored sunrises, calm blue seas and skies filled with billowy clouds minutes later gave McKinleyites the chance to experience the ecstacy of freedom and to ponder the independence they so freely take for granted.
But before they even realized it, their summer days of '75 came to an end, and thoughts of the sunshine and friendships lingered, perpetually inscribed on their hearts and minds as they started on the trek back to school knowing the year would prove to be an eventful bicentennial celebration.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017