The Black and Gold 1977
Student Council exec concerns range from awareness to apathy
The McKinley High School Student Council Executive Board of 1977 was made up of seven former class officers and senators. Working as individuals as well as a team, they discussed student body problems.
The board was represented by two elected officers (at large), President Jon Obara and Vice President Vince Yokoyama. Appointed to the board were Secretary Chris Okuda, Treasurer Eddie Young, Student Services Board Chairperson Catherine Uyehara and Social Board Chairperson Kathleen Campbell. Bart Asato was elected by the senate to serve as their president.
During weekly meetings, they discussed problems arising in each of the different subject areas such as Coordinating Committee student activities and functions. Everything from student apathy to student awareness was covered.
Individually, each exec conducted his own section of business with the president and vice president overseeing the entire student council.
Getting things done for McKinleyites was the main goal of this year's senate.
A new program started was the "involvement resolutions" which brought to attention many good things students do. The achievements were commended by the student council.
Other things the senate got involved in were attending class council meetings to report what was going on in school, work on State Student Council resolutions, acting on problems facing the school and just getting involved in activities to promote spirit and participation.
The senate played an important part in decision making as they allocated money to each of the 20 student council meetings. In October, the senate drew up resolutions for the 1977 State Student Conference.
With the grievance board reorganizing, the senate helped out by bringing up important business to discuss with the board.
The senate also finalized a committee to select outstanding student council members.
Mr. Alvin Nip, an alumnus of the Class of 1967, took over as student activities coordinator. Guiding the seven execs throughout the year and advising them on problems that they encountered was his main job. He also assisted with the carnival, was involved in activities such as Homecoming, Crazy Week, Black and Gold Day and Leadership Camp.
According to him, "Every teacher should have the opportunity to advise in student activities. It could be a rewarding experience or it could be very trying"
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017