The Black and Gold 1976Home Ec, Business Ed, Industrial Arts, Agriculture Focus on Vocations, Pleasure
Social Studies classes conducted a survey in the earlier part of the year geared to determine what types of vocations students were interested in. This gave students the opportunity to contemplate their future goals and served as a basis by which they would determine what type of courses to enroll to prepare them for their chosen profession.
Hoping to fill the needs of those interested in entering the business world, students were able to learn typing, accounting, shorthand, Business Machines, Data Processing, Office Practice and cooperative education.
Students desiring experience and skill in Industrial Arts took advantage of the program offering classes in pre-vocational work as well as training of a practical nature. Courses ranging from woods to automotive mechanics allowed students to develop or discover their inventive talents.
Following the latest craze of skateboard riding, woodshop students manufactured their own boards from beginning to end.
Incorporated into the Industrial Arts Department, the agricultural technology classes learned the cultivation and improvement of the environment.
Designed to give students basic knowledge of modern family living, females as well as males enrolled in Home Economics. An awareness of personal and Family Foods, Personality and Dress, Family Clothing and Child Care. Acculturation classes, designed for immigrant students, exposed them to the unique blend of local cultures.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017