Headlines: Gayle Furuta Wins As MHS Family Leader 'Go For Broke' Speaking Today Sophs Celebrate Class Day Tomorrow Two Mick Cagers Place on Local Newspaper All Star Teams Sunset...Where? Bodysurfing Association Sponsors Meet Hey Seniors!
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Headlines: Miss McKinley Portrait College Bound Meeting Set Tomorrow Special Three-Day Schedule Due to WASC Accreditation Boys' Intramural Season Almost Over, Championships on March 15 Senior Prom 'Do You Know' On May 27 Cheerleader, Drill Team Tour To Europe Offered
Headlines: Applications Ready for MHS Awards Student Council Accepting Nominations For Service Awards Until March 11 Nine Sierra Clubs Camp Out At Palama Uka for Three Days Farrington Exchange Tiger Sluggers Face Governors Today at MHS Field at 3:30 p.m. Pinion Staffers Tour News Agency, Radio Station 'Dolly' Perfect in Choreography, Song, Lacks Enthusiasm, With Pre-Schoolers Should Not Be Brought To School Junior Prom
SENIORS - Class of '77 The Class of '77 entered McKinley in September of 1974, confused and unsure of themselves only to leave on June 5, 1977 with more confidence and experience. The first activity for this final year in high school was their class game. The 'Spirited Mighty Seniors' won the spirit stick at their pep rally and continued to display their spirit and enthusiasm at the game against the Kaimuki Bulldogs on October 15 at the Aloha Stadium. In the Homecoming Competitions the Class of '77 placed first (tying with the sophs) only to be disappointed by placing fourth with heir tapestry, 'Tiger Paws' which they had worked on for many days and nights. Many seniors attended their last Winter Prom 'Walk Close to Me' at the Ilikai Hotel's Bora Bora Room. The ordering of commencement goods in January told the seniors that graduation was not far away. Pictures and other mementos were selected. The Senior Luau 'Someday' turned out to be a fun-filled night at Sea Life Park on Saturday, March 26. Class week in May was filled with many different events which was highlighted by the Senior Prom, 'Do You Know...' on Friday, May 27, at the Princes Kaiulani's Ainahau Ballroom. On June 5, 1977 the seniors attended their last class activity - commencement. Dressed in the traditional cap and gown the Class of '77 held their ceremony on the front lawn of McKinley High School.
The Juniors got off to a fast start to begin their second year at McKinley. With all their officers and senate members elected and with new class advisers and council appointed, the Class of ‘78 was more than ready to get down to business and make the most of the year.
Mindful of this, the Junior Council and its advisers immediately took action by scheduling two workshops designed to make the year more eventful and meaningful for their classmates.
The sometimes frustrating, but nevertheless rewarding, workshops discussed everything from financial reports to the role of class councils in relation to McKinley High School.
Juniors promenade in spring setting of Ilikai Ballroom
In the spring setting of the Ilikai Hotel the Class of '78 attended their Junior Promenade "You and I." On the evening of April 29, the juniors gathered at the hotel's Pacific Ballroom to commemorate the closing of their school year.
Candlelit tables, the romantic music of "Serenity," peach and orange favors with the fragrance of lei in the air captivate the prom-goers' moods. A semiformal affair, the prom turned out to be truly a moment to remember.
Inexperienced in planning a major activity, the juniors encountered a few problems. But early planning and the patience of advisers were instrumental in overcoming these difficulties. Through hard work and diligence of the various sub-committees, the prom enjoyed success.
Juniors ~ Class of '78 As September rolled in the words 'get involved' spread through the students of the Class of 1978. And throughout the year that's exactly what the officers and council strived for... involvement. With the class game opening the list of events planned, a victory over the Nanakuli Hawks, 14-0 proved to be a very exciting and happy event for all. Following the homecoming festivities, "Friends," the class luau and first stag affair was a big success. Fun skits and a handful of homegrown talent were part of the unforgettable night. Manpower and creativity were the key words in building up the Class of '78's carnival booth. Enthusiasm plus spirit made the booth worthwhile. To signify the closing of their second year as McKinleyites, the juniors participated in various activities held during their class day. Themed, 'Welcome to Our World,' the celebration took place on Friday, April 22. And finally, climaxing the junior year was the long awaited junior promenade.
Class game generates excitement
Sporting their vivid yellow and black shirts and burgundy and white "Junior Class Game" ribbons, the Class of '78 turned out en masse to watch the Tigers triumph over the Golden Hawks, 14-0 on October 8 at the Nanakuli Field.
The class game activities got off to a superb start as the junior, proving once and for all that they did indeed have that spirit, walked off with first place in the competition yells at the pep rally held earlier in the gym.
The class was let on to their victory with the help of the Junior Class Pep Squad. The squad, made up of eight vivacious girls, included pep-coordinator - Kimberly Ota, songleaders - Sharon Subeldia, Roxanne Subeldia, and Joanne Nakamura, and cheerleaders, Sharon Kim, Chloe Nakamatsu, Donna Tokumoto, and Debbie Cantere.
Pink Panthers gather at Kaneda's for year's first social happening
One hundred juniors gathered at Kaneda's on November 13 for their class luau. Setting off the evening, a randomly picked court was announced. After a lavish luau buffet, "homegrown" entertainment was featured along with door prizes and a very offbeat version of "Cinderella" presented by junior senate members.
Luau chairperson was Audrey Suga, advised by Mr. Raymond Chung. Chaperones included Mrs. Tomie Ahn, Mrs. Bernice and Mr. Bob Jacobsen.
Tapestry workshops, class relays involve juniors in homecoming
Hard work, determination and a lot of spirit proved to be the main factors in making the '76 Homecoming a success for the Class of '78.
The juniors kicked off their Homecoming activities by holding tapestry workshops after school and on Election Day. The workshops often lasted late into the night as juniors worked vigorously to meet their deadlines for the approaching Homecoming game.
Although placing fifth with their tapestry entitle "Imua Tigers" (forward Tigers) and coming in last during the Homecoming competitions, the juniors' did not let this dampen their spirits.
At the game against Farrington, the juniors, wearing their new t-shirts, enthusiastically cheered the Tigers on.
The junior tapestry was let by co-chairmen Jaydene Tanaka and Dexter Yamamoto as they paraded around the field at the Aloha Stadium.
Mr. Neal Takamori served as the junior Homecoming adviser.
T-shirt, image concern Special Projects Group Terilyn Inoue and Paul Lam headed the Sophomore Class Special Projects Committee which sponsored numerous activities throughout the year. They were responsible for the Class image, which included voting for the class song, motto, flower and mascot. In December, the committee responsibilities included a t-shirt design contest and shirt sale. The Hoss Elections came under their jurisdiction and in preparing for next year, they looked into possible companies and designs for the class ring.
Committee coordinates events for special celebration
Good planning results in victory
The sophs began preparing for Homecoming well in advance, determined not to run short of time.
Tracy Lee designed the sophomore tapestry "Tigers Movin' On" and workshops were scheduled a week and a half in their adviser Mrs. Ernell Young's room, the sophomores quickly finished their tapestry. The tapestry, constructed out of tissue paper and wire on a heavy cardboard backing, pictured a tiger engineering a train on the tracks through the goalposts on a football field. In reward for the time and effort they put into it, the sophs captured a proud third place for their tapestry, beating out the upperclassmen.
The sophomores also tied for first place trophy with the seniors in the Homecoming relays, that were held on the front lawn.
In their first major all school activity, the sophs displayed to the upperclassmen how much they had grown during their two and a half months at McKinley and were able to show themselves as "Super Sophs."
Sophomores - class of '79 The eager and willing Class of '79 entered the gymnasium for their first taste of McKinley...the scramble. Confusion only helped in adding to their feelings of nervousness in this totally new and different environment. The sophomores' first order of business was the election of class officers, senators and grievance board members. In October, for their first class game they had eight energetic and spirited pep squad members to help the "Super Sophs" on to victory over the Kaiser Cougars, 15-14. Tying for first place in the Homecoming competitions, (with the seniors) involved sophomores in the spirit of McKinley. Adding to the victory, they finished a proud third place with their tapestry, "Tigers Movin' On." In December the sophomores awaited the coming of their first Winter Prom themed "Walk Close to Me." In the month of March the much awaited class day arrived. The Class of '79 put on their first class play and Pinion for the school and climaxed their class day with the sophomore banquet at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel.
Spirited Class of '79
As the sophomores plunged into the school year, they found themselves missing something...an identity. They had already elected the people who would represent their class, but an image was also needed. Therefore, the Special Projects Committee headed by Terilyn Inouye and Paul Lam went into action with elections.
The sophomores chose mascot Snoopy, the colors blue and white, the flower white carnation, the song "We've Only Just Begun" and the motto "Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; just walk beside me and be my friend."
With this identity, the sophomores surged on to their first year at McKinley with unity and purpose.
Initiation rites orient sophs to campus life
Exhuberant soph squad leads class on to victory
The sophomores found themselves with little time and manpower to plan their class game on October 23.
In September, the sophomore pep squad quickly began rehearsing for this game.
Class game chairman Janice Morikawa designed the class ribbon and along with Tracy Mun, sewed the "Super Sophs" banner which they proudly waved at the pep rally and the game.
With the Sophomore Class backing the Tiger Team, the gridders triumph over the Kaiser Cougars 15-14, resulting in a thrilling and exciting game.
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Campus counselors, assistants, aides zero in on student needs
Service staffs maintain standards Good health and safety are important to the entire school. The custodians and cafeteria workers maintained the state's health standards. The Lunch Program, managed by Mrs. Yaeko Fujiwara, served well-balanced meals with 1200 student and faculty each day in the architectual design award winning cafeteria. Popular package lunches were again served for the second year and sales steadily increased. The Custodians took care of landscaping the entire campus and the lawn surrounding the statue of President McKinley. These workers had specific areas assigned to them by Custodial Supervisor, Mr. Ernesto Victorino.
Parent Teacher Student Association expresses opinions on policies At PTSA meetings held twice a semester, concerned parents expressed their opinions on the school's policies to elected President Mr. Peter Iha. Suggestions from these parents were discussed by the Coordinating Committee and then taken up by the Student Council and administration for appropriate action. Other officers for the 1976 year included Mr. Robert Kaneku, First Vice President; Mr. Bernard Shimamoto, Second Vice President; Mrs. Lily Lum, Third Vice President; Mr. Richard Nonaka, Junior Class Senator; Mrs. Florence Wong, Fifth Vice President; Mrs. Lorraine Shirai, Secretary; and Miss Jean Matsuo, Treasurer.
'A funny thing happened to me on the way...' An exhibition of originality and an abundance of hidden talent combined for the performance of the hilarious 1976 faculty play, "A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way..." Written and directed by Mr. James Nakamoto, the plot centered on King Psoriasis (Mr. Charles Higa), his court of fools (a cast of 50 teachers) and a gloomy little prince who refused to smile (Mr. Sadao Odo).
Responsible for socials and teacher hospitality, the McKinley Teacher Association had 90 per cent membership this year. The first social gathering was a kick-off dinner at Yong Sing Restaurant. Some 80 people dined on a seven-course dinner followed by contests and drawings. November's faculty fun nite found teachers and their families engaged in an informal pot luck dinner followed by a turkey dart board, coconut turkey plucking, and other games which added for prizes.
Besides events honoring the retiring principal, the association sponsored the traditional May Luau.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017
MHS gears up for reaccreditation To provide McKinley's students with an insurance of acceptance into better colleges, a major concern of the administration and faculty this year was reaccreditation and rating from representatives of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in March. The WASC had the responsibility of rating an intensive nine months study of the school's programs made by administration and faculty on a scale of 1 to 5. This investigation covered the competency of the faculty, course goals, and objectives. During the last accreditation, McKinley received the maximum rating of five years. Overall chairman for McKinley's Accreditation Committee was Vice Principal Mr. L.F. Leu.
Faculty / Administration In December, Mr. Young Yee Ko retired from his position as principal of McKinley High School. Under his two and a half year principalship, major changes in school policies such as the bell schedule, sports program, and the tightening up of school security were made. As in most administrative decisions, the welfare and good of the school, faculty and students alike, were utmost. The MTA honored him at its December Christmas luncheon, and a special dinner in January. The Student Council presented the school with his portrait to be hung in McKinley's Hall of Fame.
Headlines: MTG Schedules 'Hello Dolly' For School Time Senior English Class Studies Job Interview By Role-Playing Soccer Story Correction New Club on Campus - Young People's Club Tigers Trounce Govs, 75-59...Fourth in District Amateur Radio, Electronics Club Repairs Antenna It's All Over
PEOPLE If one were to inspect a cross section of McKinley's population, the resulting diversification would not be limited to racial differences. Individuality emerged -- without relinquishing creativity and still complying with the masses. Each person -- student, faculty and administrator alike -- plays a multitude of roles, be it adviser, confidant or just friend. For 1976-77 the focus seemed to see his own level, motivated only by his needs and desires.
Headlines: 13th Annual Carnival Opens Tomorrow MTG Sweeps Superior Ratings At Conference Principal Imanaka Testifies At House Education Hearing Kendrick Too Much For Micks As Tigers Lose To Radford Cagers Bow To Rough Riders, Face Govs Today Tiger Tracks
Strength, agility stressed in track; hoopsters compete in bigger league Boys Track Daily practices helped boys' track team individuals improve their skills in running, high jumping, hurdling and throwing. Practice meets during the springs were with the Aliis and Kalani at Aiea, the Falcons and Farrington at Kalani and with the Cougars and Kalani at Kaiser. The Micks participated in the Kailua relays with Castle, Farrington, Kahuku, Kalaheo, Kalani and Moanalua during the regular season at Kailua field. Other meets included the OIA district meet at Kailua, the Division Championships at Kaiser and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Track Championships at Punahou.
Girls Basketball Coach Jake Hoopai entered his third year of coaching girls' basketball with a few returnees and some outstanding new players to play for the Micks. Preseason games with public and private schools helped develop dribbling and shooting skills in preparation for the regular season action. The OIA has developed girls' basketball into one of the most popular sports among female athletes. A total of 20 teams from public schools competed in this year's competition. Playoffs for the OIA were held on April 27 and 28 with the State on May 5-7.
Headlines: McKinley Carnival Feb 18-19 McKinley Club Will Host Annual Science Fair Tomorrow Carnival in Final Planning Stage For Friday Opening Bake Contest Open To Everyone Teevee Pollster on Campus O.I.A. Easter Division Champs! Cagers Lose To Cougars, 69-56; J.V. Win, 61-60 Sons of Samoa, 76ers Win in First Intramural
Underclassmen rebuild team; individual efforts shine Judo Judo entered its third year as a sanctioned sport of the OIA. Although its counterpart, the ILH (private schools) had no teams. The Tigers, the defending champs for the past two years attempted once again to capture the public school crown. Losing many of last year's team to graduation, the Tigers spent the year rebuilding for the coming season. Their schedule included matches with Kaimuki, Aiea, Castle, Waipahu, Kalani, Moanalua, Pearl City and Roosevelt. The OIA Championships were held at McKinley on April 23.