Headlines: 2 McKinleyites Present Papers At Symposium Kapulu Takes First Place in Songfest Plants, Baskets On Sale Today McKinley Teachers Association Play - 'A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way...'
ROTC Names New Sponsors For 1976-77 It Takes A Lot... Red Cross Offers Parenting Cources New Taikas Black and Gold Game Today at 3 p.m. Black and Gold Game Roster GAA Visits Garden Isle
Headlines: Attendance Taking Scheduled For Commencement Rehearsals Deadline Today For Junior Banquet Aloha Dance/Annual Signing Set For June 4 Aloha Pep Rally To Recognize Senior Athletes An International Buffet NCO's Top Officers In Baseball Play Band Leading Bowling Intramurals
Headlines: Marigolds Ready on Friday Science Club Hokule'a Contest Winners Listed After Prom Show To Feature Booga, Booga, Country Comfort ID's Interchanged, Corrections Noted In Yearbook UH To Sponsor Health - Affair Here Come and meet the new gang... The Student Council Execs The Senior Class Officers The Junior Class Officers
As the Bicentennial draws to an end, many have been enriched by new friendships, experiences and a greater awareness of our heritage. This has truly been a remarkable year as the intermingling of the past and present has given us insights into the future. The late Governor John A. Burns said in his farewell address to the legislature in 1974, "Let us never forget that in human endeavor, nothing is beyond reach...let us continue striving for ever higher goals to continue dreaming the impossible dream, to pursue what is unattainable today to make it tomorrow's reality..." It seems that only yesterday, the moon was just a horizon that man had been trying to conquer for past generations. Today, we have seen this goal realized--suddenly, the unreachable stars, like our dreams, don't seem so far away.
Headlines: Seniors Will Begin Rehersals On June 1 for Commencemet Polynesian Music Offers Guitar Classes For Third Year Underclassmen Must Pre-Register For Next Year Julie Leong To Lead Grievance Board Bicentennial Songfest
Cherry Blossom Festival Award Highlights Band's Bicentennial Tour of Mainland Band Returns From Mainland Tour
Leaving Yesterday Behind, We Look to the Future As the ending of the school year approached, many McKinleyites looked back to the opening of the '75 school semester which began with a three-day scramble registration on September 3. October's celebration of Homecoming, "Tiger Heritage" included such activities as a dance, competitions, pep rallies, a bonfire and finally the game against Roosevelt. October 17 brought the selection and crowning of Waynette Gallegos as Miss McKinley. Starting the list of activities for the Senior Class was a luau at Sea Life Park on the first of November. Fun Nite '75 included many interesting activities in the gym. A prom attire assembly helped many prepare for the upcoming winter prom, "One Love". Early December marked the colorful beginning of the MTG production of Godspell and in the latter part, the controversial smoking bill, after passed by the School Board, was vetoed by the Governor. A week after winter vacation, the Bicentennial Parade helped to rouse spirits and launched the year of '76. T start off their commencement activities, the seniors ordered their cap and gowns in early January. This was also the month for the celebration of Black and Gold Day, which commemorated President McKinley's birthday. Entered in the Carole Kai Bed Race, the Juniors captured 5th place honors. The successful February carnival spearheaded by students, showed the willingness and hard work of all involved. The Science Fair and the planting of a cherry tree to honor Presidents' Day, were other noteworthy activities in February. Featuring a square-dance troupe, the bicentennial dance was one of many events planned by the bicentennial committee. Climaxing activities of Sophomore Class Day, was the banquet "Something I'll Remember" the next night at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. On March 24 and April 7, the votemobile gave many seniors the opportunity to register for the coming November presidential election. April brought the much awaited Junior Class Day and the Junior Prom which took place at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Senior Class Wee, May 3-7, featured activities for each day. On May 28 came the final day of high school for seniors and their prom themed "Moments to Remember" at Princess Kaiulani's Ainahau ballroom. There the seniors had a chance to reflect on all of their schooltime remembrances before graduation. Traditional June 6 graduation proved happy for some while very sad for others as seniors donned their caps and gowns and started new adventures into the future.
Headlines: Senator Inouye Endorses Army Recruiting McKinley Senior Boy Signs Up With 'Go for Broke" Battalion Noon Time Rock Concert Class of '78 Committee Sign-ups Tiger Judo Team Captures Top Honors at OIA Banquet - Piilani Named Most Inspirational Micks Place 25 out of 47 on Maui (Track and Field) Three Teams Tops in IM Bowing Varsity Pep Squad Elections Today Girls' IM Sign-ups Conclude Today Junior Banquet - Ala Moana Banquet Hall
McKinley Salutes...the BICENTENNIAL With Parade, Old-Fashioned Contests Preparations for the McKinley salute to the Bicentennial began with the September opening aloha assembly. It was designated, then, that all further assemblies of the year would begin with the pledge of allegiance lead by Mr. McKinley John Yano. The 1976 year was kicked off with a bicentennial parade the first week of January. Students along with the ROTC, Taikas, and Pep Squad carried flags, banners and bicentennial messages and paraded around the campus. Floats entered by the science and Chinese Student Clubs competed for the first place ribbon. The following week, which was dedicated to the Bicentennial, included an apple pie eating contest, a fifties dress up day, a flag-search and a patriotic dress-up day. A special assembly culminated the week with the MTG performing "A Song for a New World," a play about Roger William's quest for religious freedom in the new world. On February 20, as a tribute to the Bicentennial, the Senior Class planted a cherry tree near the band room. It was then requested that all future graduating classes would care for it.