Headlines: SC, PTSA Sponsor Tonight's Awards Assembly Morning Assembly Features Choir In Spring Concert Pinion Rates Medalist Again - CSPA's Highest Award Cap, Gown Required for Graduation McKinley Choir Spring Concert Advertisement - The Red Baron Pizza
A Wise Move Diploma Cases, Reserve Seat Tickets Now Available in 210 Class of 1978 Conducting Committee Sign-Ups Today Ten Samoan Clubs Come Together For Field Day Festivities
MHSers Gain Recognition For Scholastic Achievement Throughout the year, many McKinleyites gained special recognition for their personal pursuits. Both of McKinley's semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) went on to become finalists, with one also becoming a Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year Nominee. Three other seniors received National Merit Letters of Commendation and another became a winner in the Bicentennial Essay contest. Last year's Miss Teenage America finalist became a second runner-up in the Hawaii Junior Miss Pageant while MHS' student senate president was selected for the United States Senate intern program. Yet another senate member was nominated to the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans. Fine arts students were also recognized with art students vying for Gold Key Awards in the National Scholarship Art Contest and band students auditioning for Solo and Ensemble Awards. The faculty, too, was honored when McKinley's nominee for Teacher of the Year, who was a resource teacher for the hearing impaired, emerged as the district nominee and then went on to receive honors for the entire state. Other students brought back awards from the Motor Building Contest, the Industrial Arts Craftmen's fair, the Bicentennial Youth Debate contest and many speech festivals. Thus, the year saw many MHS individual achieve.
Headlines: Soph, Juniors Elect Twenty Class Senators Tickets Now On Sale For May 30 Junior Banquet Senior Speakers Audition for Graduation Exchange Session Set For Caps, Gowns Special Forces Offer Scholarship Grant Table Etiquette Faculty Tops Students in Quiz Bowl Christian Fellowship Sponsors Rock Concert Today ROTC Takes First in Youth Parade Oriental Literature Plans Three Class Related Tours
Schedule Allows for Extracurricular Time Activity period enabled students and teachers to participate in extracurricular work between classes on Tuesdays and, Thursdays and Fridays. On Mondays, it came after period 5 and benefited those who had to complete work after school. Alternating from day to day and between classes was due to the fact that students were leaving the school campus early and not attending activities sponsored by the Student Council, class levels, and clubs in previous years. To interest those who did not want to join in S.C. or class level activities, special courses were offered by several teachers. Slack key guitar, mah jong, tennis and sewing were some. Class meetings, pep rallies, Student Awareness speakers, bicentennial celebrations, and club get-togethers were some of the happenings at this time. Even the Fremont (California) High School Choir and New Orleans Jazz Band entertained during this special period. Also, for the first time this year, there were tutorial periods on Tuesdays and Thursdays after period 6, and on Wednesdays after period 1, which allowed students to make up tests and seek extra help from their respective teachers. More fortunate students who were caught up with all classwork took this time to socialize with friends or just relax. Tutorial and activity periods proved to be very rewarding for all at MHS.
Headlines: MHS Voting for Senators Senior Prom 'Moments to Remember' Songfest, Last MHS Activity For Bicentennial Fealofani Samoa Club Hosting First Field Day Tomorrow MTG Children's Play Televised Today Faculty Takes On Kailua Intermediate Prom Bids Sold Out
Headlines: PAC Hosts Dinner for Reading Center MTG Elects Officers, To Name Drama Awards at Banquet May 15 Deadline for HCC Scholarships KCC, Public TV To Produce Youth Program Spring Practice Starts Today FHA Sewing Kits
Informal Camps to Elegant Proms--Memories... ...of the Good Times Socials were always an important aspect of high school life as they provided those special times for students to simply get together with friends, to have a lot of fun, and ranged from the most casual to the most elegant of proms. Allowing students to get reacquainted with old friends and meet new ones, the Welcome Dance began the long line of activities for the year. Soon thereafter came the Homecoming Dance which brought back the alumni. Fun Night '75 treated all to hairstyling tips, cosmetic sessions, and a Liberty House Hi-board fashion show, all in preparation for the upcoming December 22 Winter Prom. This semi-formal affair themed "One Love" took place at the Ilikai Hotel's Pacific Ballroom. The booming popularity of disco dancing drew students to two more dances in February , both part of the carnival festivities. And in March, McKinleyites observed the Bicentennial with the lively art of square dancing in the cafeteria. Garbed in costumes from the 1700's, 17 senior couples participated in the exclusive, state-sponsored, schoolwide Colonial Ball in April. The Easter vacation also brought the newly derived "Spring Fling," an informal party for the student body. Individual class banquets and proms also highlighted the social year. Taking a different course in formal dinners, the Senior Class banquet was replaced by a luau at the Sea Life Park. This put them in an atmosphere to "relax and enjoy" with classmates. Sophomores gathered at the Queen Kapiolani for their March banquet, "Something I'll Remember." One April 30, the Class of '77 floated in a world of their own at their Junior Promenade at the Princess Kaiulani. Along with the last day of school for seniors (May 28) the very formal Senior Prom was also held at the Princess Kaiulani Ainahau Ballroom.
Headlines: Two Senior Girls Win Trophies at Business Confab UH Language Exam Will Give College Credit Science Teacher Wins Two Lei Awards Few More Senior Prom Bids on Sale McKinley's Pacific Champs In Field Day Action
Headlines: ROTC Schedules Sponsor Tryouts For Monday Science Clubbers Play in Snow During Five-Day Big Island Trip Greg, Karl Elected To Lead Seniors Tigers Rank Second in State - Fall to Aiea (Tatsuno) In Finals Seniors Celebrate Class Week With Fad Days
Headlines: 12th Annual Carnival Opens Tigers Go After Soccer Title Today
McKinley Carnival '76 Ma 'n Pa Invite Everyone to General Store Games: From Add Up Darts to Fish and Chips 'Let's Come Together and Help' Scrip, Monies Due Now! A Show Specially for the Youngsters Dance Each Night Clubs, Organizations Manning Seven Food Booths MHS Bicentennial Sponsoring Grease Pole Climbing, Pig Calling, Nail Driving, Gunny Sacking Honor Roll of Contributors... Alumnus Wally Yee Presents Rides
Students Take On Major Responsibilities What would have been traditionally an omnious day, Friday the thirteenth of February, instead signaled the beginning of the successful 12th annual McKinley Carnival. This year there was much controversy over whether McKinley should even have a carnival - many students were apathetic, teachers were not expected to put in the extra time and parental help was untapped. However, a determined committee of faculty and students, parents and alumni combined efforts to put together the carnival. The faculty did not favor a carnival due to the short time (planning began just before Christmas). The Coordinating Committee and the administration decided that the carnival could go on if adult and student chairmen could be found for all the committees. Carnival goers enjoyed the usual Wally Yee rides with the addition of The Sizzler. Other tried their luck at the game booths. Offering such foods as hamburgers, saimin, undagi, chicken and Korean plate, food concessions fed the hungry, worn carnival goers. Teenagers went to the dances each night and danced to the sounds of Fres and Live Wire. A special attraction was a salute to the Bicentennial. During the various hours of the day there were nostalgic contests that typified early American pastimes including grease pole climbing, pig calling, nail driving and gunny-sacking. A play for the younger generations, "I Like the Sound of America" was presented by the McKinley Theater Group.
Headlines: Captured Moments of Homecoming Past Time Energy Mold Homecoming '75 MHS Marching Band Will Present Halftime Spectacle ROTC Color Guard To Present Ceremony At Game Time Taikas To Perform At Night Pep Rally Homecoming Game