Vibrant Officers Coordinate Activities Changes and improvement prevailed the new school year and the Class of '77 was no exception. The year 1975-76 brought a reconstruction of the council and a creation of two new positions enlarging the decision-making body of the Junior Class. The first change came with the appointment of a committee coordinator and a press secretary. The additional positions were made in order to equalize executive responsibilities; to enable the officers to take part in other extra curricular activities. The committee coordinator controlled all committees under the jurisdiction of the vice-president to assure each committee's progress. With the realization that publicity is vital to the success of an activity, the press secretary was selected to handle all Daily Pinion and morning bulletin transactions. He also acted as median between class and student government communications. Besides the usual committee chairmen, a body of forty others made up the class council. These members aided in decision-making and served as the backbone (of participants) in the many activities. Another advisory body also included as part of the council, was the Officers, Senators, Grievance Board Association (OSGA) that met monthly to discuss upcoming events. The interaction between these groups reinforced Junior Class leadership. Finally, the advisership was divided between two faculty members to share the responsibility of the large council. Both assisted each other guiding the class in the assurance of making a most productive and successful year.
Six Execs Strive for Class Unity Striving to promote class unity and spirit, the juniors, led by six officers, planned an impressive line of activities. The year began with the football season which proved to be both satisfying and disappointing. For the homecoming tapestry accomplished to capture second place for the junior entree, "Hail, McKinley, Hail." This was quite a comeback from the previous year's fourth place float. However, a few weeks later, the Class of '77 just could not raise the extra spark to lead the Tiger Machine into victory as they bowed to Farrington in their class game. Throughout the year, many juniors also eagerly participated in school-wide contests such as soup labels, bread bags and a bed race. After much hard work preparing, the Class Day on April 23 included a successful class play which was performed for the student body, a class Pinion and a surprise movie in the auditorium. The enchanting April 30 Junior Promenade, "All of My Life," was held at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel. The preparation and achievement strengthened the junior's outlook on becoming September's seniors.
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PTA, Alumni Seek Involvement The McKinley Parent Teachers Association worked closely with the school to improve parent, teacher and student relationships. Besides the officers pictured above are Mr. Bernard Shimamoto, second vice president: Mrs. Lily Lum, third vice president; Mr. James Hirano, treasurer; Mr. Roger Takamori, past president. Mrs. Rose Pfund was an active participant on the school coordinating committee. The McKinley Alumni Association's annual dinner took place at the Hong Kung Restaurant on September 26. The classes of 1915, '25, '35, '45, '55, '65 and '75 were honored. The association now has its own room next to 221 in the English Building.
Efficient, Personnel Keep Up, Cope With Campus Needs
Although interaction between faculty and students made up the principal part of school, behind the scenes were the custodial staffs who were a very essential part of McKinley's daily existence. In September, the cafeteria staff manage by Miss Alma Morohoshi, offered an alternative lunch in an attempt to reduce congestion in the cafeteria. These lunches were prepared every Tuesday and Thursday and consisted of tacos or hamburgers, served with French fries and milk. The custodians, supervised by Mr. Ernest Victorino, did an excellent job in keeping the campus neat and presentable. A big project on the campus grounds occurred in November when federal aid made possible landscaping the area around the Art and Math buildings.
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