Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Daily Pinion 1975 Homecoming

The Daily Pinion - Friday, October 24, 1975

Homecoming '75 - Tiger Heritage
Rallies, Tapestries, Bonfire, Dance Highlight Homecoming
Today's Schedule
Homecoming Game Saturday 7:30 pm @ Aiea Football Field
The Festivities Unfold
Pinion Poll - What Does Homecoming Mean to You
Thoughts of an Alumna...

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, June 29, 2015


The Black and Gold 1976

Homecoming Honors 'Tiger Heritage' and Alumni

 In keeping with the bicentennial, the homecoming celebration was themed, "Tiger Heritage." This traditional week long festivity took place from October 19 to 24 and welcomed back McKinley's alumni.

 Spirit boosters for this special game were school and night pep rallies in the gym. Exuberance and spirit characterized the student body as each class cheered enthusiastically in hope of capturing the coveted spirit stick, which went to the seniors. Following the rally was a bonfire and a dance.

 Because floats could not be driven onto the field, tapestries of tissue paper flowers were substituted. Painstakingly put together to form a desired pattern, they were paraded about Aiea Field during the game half time. "Tiger Heritage, Spirit of '76," the senior tapestry captured first place honors in the judging.

 All these activities led up to the much awaited homecoming game against Roosevelt. Students came brimming with excitement and pride, buttons, ribbons and balloons to cheer the team on.

 Half time activities included the introduction of the court and a performance of patriotic songs by the marching band.

 Though a disappointing night with a 21-0 defeat, it was the traditional pride that really made McKinleyites proud of their "Tiger Heritage."

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 26, 2015

70's Song - Blinded by the Light

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Friday, April 30, 1976

Bike-A-Thon Route Shortened For McKinley
Nine Entries Receive Award In Hawaii Industrial Arts Fair
Juniors To Promenade Tonight at Princess K
The Beauty of Hawaii
Tracksters Compete in Punahou Relays
Local Hi-Board Director To Talk On Monday
Fujimoto, Furuta Remain Undefeated
Additional Guests at Science Dept. Luncheon

Student Council Releases Official Eligibility Rules
Organization is Important
MHS Welcomes State Speech Tourney
Three Compete in Finals
Aloha from Speech Club Adviser

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, April 29, 1976

Well-Known Sportswriter, McKinley Alumnus Honored
Junios Elect Two; Senior Run-offs Today
Tiger Golf Team Winds Up Season In State Tourney
Sluggers Advance to Play-Offs
Bowling Intramurals Open Competition With Eight Teams

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pep Rallies

The Black and Gold 1976

'Black and Gold is Waving'

 "Tiger Power -- Black and Gold, I said Tiger Spirit's gonna knock 'um cold..." This well-known cheer seemed to exemplify the zealous and non-stop spirit of McKinleyites throughout the weekly pep rallies held every Friday at lunchtime during the football season and throughout the year.  Filling the gymnasium with cheering, yelling, foot stomping and clapping at the rallies, McKinley's energetic and versatile pep squad helped stir up pride, spirit and unity among students while also showing Tiger athletes that their fans were behind them all the way.

 Friendly but sometimes fierce competitions in the "Two Bits Yell" were evident as each class tried to out yell the other and show true class spirit. Instead of the usual spirit stick given to the winners of this competition, this year the pep squad awarded a spirit ribbon with a trophy given to the group with the most ribbons at the end of the season. Coming out victorious was the fervent Tiger band, which also provided the lively and rhythmic music at each rally.

 Homecoming brought a special day and night pep rally designed to get Tigers into the "spirit of Homecoming." Introduced at this rally was the homecoming court.

 Weekly rallies brought special surprises such as the Taikas, the class level squads, the hilarious Band Pep Squad, and the silly but talented Super Seniorettes.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, April 28, 1976

MHS JROTC Places First in Field Day
Junior Boy's Costume Wins Medal At Bicentennial Colonial Ball Contest
Sierra, Science Club Camp at Waimanalo
Friday Deadline For SAT Filing
Judo Team Wins 2nd OIA Championship
3 Players, Coach Rate All-Star Baseball Team
Mendonca Race Set for Monday

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, April 27, 1976

'76-'77 Junior, Senior Class Elections Today
Tigers Gain First OIA Crown - Sluggers Rally in 11 Innings
MHS Tops in Judo, ROTC, Too

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, June 15, 2015


The Black and Gold 1976

Programs Break Routine of Academics, Reflect Talents and Creativity of MHSers

 Breaking the routine of academic school life, Friday morning assemblies gave students an extra treat. A special double third period schedule enabled students not to miss any of their classes.

 September brought the welcoming assembly in which members of the student government were introduced and they informed students on becoming familiar with McKinley. In October, an assembly filled with beauty as 14 girls vied for the coveted "Miss McKinley" title. In conjunction with the Christmas season, the McKinley Theater Group's first production of the year, "Godspell" was previewed before the student body. Just before the Winter Prom a program gave students tips on the dos and dont's at a prom. The bicentennial assembly which culminated Bicentennial Week, featured the MTG's patriotic skit "A Song for a New World," and a Black and Gold Assembly, which commemorated the birthday of President William McKinley, featured a disco dance troupe.

 Special performances also took place on each designated class day, which featured unique and original student written class plays reflecting the talents and creativity of each grade level.

 Final events included the awards assembly which recognized students who had won all kinds of awards during the year; and the Aloha Assembly at which time the Seniors gave their final good-byes and sang their commencement songs.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976 Apr 26

The Daily Pinion - Monday, April 26, 1976

Distinguished Visitors
Medical Field Rescheduled For Wednesday
TACL Seeks More Teenagers
Vince Yokoyama Elected Student Council Vice President
New to MHS
Mick Sluggers Take First in Honolulu District

Getting to Know You
Senior Prom
Davenroy Formals (Advertisement)
Acculturation at McKinley: Understanding American Culture in Hawaiian Setting

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, October 17, 1975

Gov. Ariyoshi Will Crown Miss McKinley Today - Pageant Begins at 10:15 a.m.
Pageant Chairmen
Miss McKinley Queen Contest
18 MHS Beauties Vie for Title of 1976 Miss McKinley

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Miss McKinley

The Black and Gold 1976

Annual Contest Selects All-Around Senior Girl to Represent MHS

 Applications were available the second week of the school for the Miss McKinley Contest and selections made within two weeks.

 Numerous sessions, directed my Miss Rhonda Adams, one of Hawaii's foremost beauty pageant trainers, in wardrobe, poise, personality projection, speech and make-up were climaxed by the October 17th crowning of a radiant Waynette Gallegos as the 12th Miss McKinley 1975-76. She was crowned by MHS alumnus, Governor George Ariyoshi. Waynette was also chosen by the rest of the contestants as Miss Congeniality.

 Coached by Miss Adams, Miss Gaile Sykes and Mrs. Peggy Anderson, eighteen senior girls accumulated points for their performance in three sections -- a judges interview, poise and personality, resulting in first runner-up Pat Labez second runner-up Wilhelmina Garcia, third runner-up Vera Shigezawa and fourth runner-up Franceen Lebron. 

 Instead of having the usual impromtu speeches where each girl would select a word and describe her feelings about it, honoring the bicentennial year, each girl researched some aspect of the history or traditions of McKinley for a 3-minute talk. This familiarized the girls as well as the audience of McKinley's heritage and traditions.

 Co-hosting with the masters of ceremonies, local radio disc jockeys Michael W. Perry and Lou Richards, was Deborah Kodama, Miss McKinley 1974-75.

 Promoting good will and spirit, Miss McKinley publicized the carnival by making appearances at various elementary and pre-schools and along with her court, presided over the carnival. Highlighting their activities was their presentation to the state legislature by Senator Wadsworth yee on Friday, February 13.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, April 20, 1976

Bishop Estate Trustee To Talk On Social Work
Lt. Governor Here for Rally
Handbook Lists Mainland Bound
Illegal To Cut Across To Hoolai
NTID President Visits Here
Tigers Upset Undefeated Castle, Advance to Playoffs With Aiea - OIA East Champions
Seven Teams Begin Intramural Bowling Competition
Old Pinions Sent to Archives
Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Slated

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Daily Pinion 1976

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, April 8, 1976

Jon Obara Elected SC President
MHSers Place In Scale Model Building Contest
Band Leaves For Mainland Tonight
Judo Team Trips Marauders, 40-20
Sister Teams Top Table Tennis Tourney

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, June 1, 2015

Classroom Vocations

The Black and Gold 1976

School Time Occupations...

  Providing a break from the daily school routine, speakers came to the many and diversified classes on the campus.

  Family living classes featured, among others, experts on self improvement--hair, clothing, and general health.

  In the business department, prominent persons in the business industry spoke to accounting, shorthand, and typing classes. A former McKinley student and top executive secretary, Joy Labez, explained the duties and requirements of a secretarial position.

  Others included broadcasters from local stations, folk guitarists, Hawaiiana authorities and many accomplished alumni who, through the application of material learned in school, had risen to the heights of their vocational goals.

...Preparations for Future Careers

  Part of the everwidening modern educational system was providing students with vocational opportunities. Aiding students to explore their own interests, training and counseling helped focus a clearer vision of their future vocations.

  Cooperative Education was one such program, which put students in touch with jobs from  outside sources or in public schools such as room cleaners, printshop, and office volunteers.  A credit course, those enrolled had the option of taking this as part of  or in conjunction with a regular schedule enabling students to either attend classes part of the day, then leave for work or as a "seventh" course. Requirements expected were 250 hours of work per credit (two credits maximum), recordings earnings, statements, turning in an employer evaluation and attendance of seminars which taught responsibilities of employee, employee and employer relationships, and laws and taxes.

  Another facet of Cooperative Education program was the Career Exploration Program which brought speakers on various fields to McKinley. Present situations on the employment market and demands for certain specialists were discussed.

  For those who could not decide on careers and were unsecure about their talents, there was the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery which was administered by Army personnel. This consisted of series of timed tests which ran through everything from Math and English to Mechanical skills. After scores returned to the school, interested students could take advantage of a two-day period in which army counselors returned to McKinley to interpret results of the four-hour testing session.

  The more adventurous and confident went on to explore what has received more publicity in recent years - the Liberty House and Penney's Fashion Boards. Members on these boards received jobs from the stores (Liberty House and Penney's) and had a chance to experience the fashion world through fashion shows put on at high schools and for the general public.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017