Performing Arts find self expression Many hours of hardworking rehearsals were needed to put on three musical productions presented by the McKinley Theatre Group. The whimsical musical, based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles Schultz, opened MTG's melodious year in October with "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." In time for the Christmas spirit, "Celebration" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, shared many new skills with the audience. Then came the sparkling, colorful play of "Hello Dolly" in February. Also, in February, members rallied for the Carole Kai publicity demonstration in town and worked in the huli-huli chicken booth with adviser Mr. James Nakamoto at the annual carnival. MTG closed its book with a children's show at the end of March and the annual Awards Banquet in May at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The MHS Speech Club has well represented McKinley at speech festivals and tournaments all over the state. Their aim was centered around promoting the importance of good speech and raising the speech standards here at the school and at competitions with other schools. The club's adviser, Mrs. Fely Serra, has had many superior rated speech festivals, and received the high marks for their presentations. Students took part in a number of categories including public speaking in which chosen or written material is utilized. They also participated in oral interpretation using humorous or dramatic interpretative reading, monologues, poetry and storytelling. In May, the club hosted the State Speech Tournament here at McKinley. According to some of the members, "We work hard but it's enjoyable work. The results aren't always winning but always self rewarding."
Marching drill units, NCO's extend junior reserve officers training After seven years of promoting goodwill and representing McKinley in outside functions, the McKinley's Taikas, girls' precision marching team is still going strong. This year, as always, was a busy and eventful year for the team. They placed first in the Bicentennial Parade as Best Marching Unit, received a Second Division trophy for their participation in the Aloha Week Parade, and were selected top club during the Easter Seals Lily Tag Day. Aside from performing at several pep rallies and varsity and junior varsity games, the Taikas thrilled audiences with their skills during halftime programs at some of the University of Hawaii basketball games. The team was also one of the highlights at the Homecoming game, appearing in their new black and white uniforms. Advised by Mrs. Peg Anderson, they also marched in ROTC parades, at Kailua's Christmas Parade, and at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. In January, the Drill Team performed for the first time as a unit in the Principals and Sponsors Presentation Review. he Non-Commissioned Officers Club (NCO) is in its second year of existence. The job of this club is to organize and plan events and activities so that everyone will get to know one another socially and not just in classes and drills. In December, the NCO club put together a jungle training at the Schofield Barracks with some 70 cadets participating. Soon after their manning of "Bomb's Away," a game booth at the February 18,19 McKinley carnival, NCO club members attended the Military Ball in March at the Hale Koa. An exciting event for them was the horseback riding at Camp Olomana. Field Day at McKinley kept members on their toes with planning and preparation to be ready by April. The June picnic concluded NCO activities. Both the NCO club and Boys' Drill Team were advised by Sgt. Daniel Abella.
Military training corps merit honor with distinction award As on JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) member stated, "this past year's program has been an outstanding one." In January, military talents were displayed at the Principals and Sponsors Parade at McKinley's William Wise Field. On March 3, the most important event was the Annual Formal Inspection at McKinley. Cadets strived, again, to obtain the Honor Unit with Distinction, which they had received the year before. Fort DeRussy's Kuroda Field was the site for the annual Field Day Competitions for all high school units on Oahu in April. In May, the group marched in the Aloha Week Parade. The final activity was the Formal Awards Ceremony, honoring outstanding cadets, in McKinley's Multi-Purpose Auditorium. This year's advisers were Sgt. Daniel Abella and Sgt. Kenji Ito. The Sabre and Chain, a club made up of officers, displayed leadership, courtesy and discipline. Its duties were to supervise all JROTC unit activities. In November, at University of Hawaii's Cooke Field, the Sabre and Chain was victorious over the NCO club in football. As the annual school carnival arrived, Sabre and Chain members ran the "Amboosh" game booth. On March 12, they sponsored the Commanders Ball at the Hale Koa Hotel. And Awards Ceremony planned by Sgt. Ito concluded the year.
Headlines: Three Tigers Selected for East-West Game Pinion Sponsoring Christmas Ads From Clubs for Christmas Fund Names Omitted, and Thank You, Too ZIP Hosts Family Affair Mick Girls Place Seventh In State Cross Country
Boards hear complaints, sponsor projects, plan socials With the announcement that the Grievance Board was ready to go, complaints started filing in, many ranging from health and safety to lack of appreciation problems. One of the main projects was to invent methods of getting student's grievances and making it easier and more accessible to get in touch with the board. The board researched these topics to come up with possible solutions. Throughout the year, the Grievance Board tried to get students to come out in the open and get off whatever was on their minds. Under the able guidance of chairperson Catherine Uyehara, the Student Services Board worked to coordinate the many services that were made available to students. An informative handbook, a useful bookstore, an effective interschool program, elections, a spirited pep squad, were some special projects of the monthly board meetings. The board also solved problems that arose and brought up suggestions for improvement. Many of the committees acted on recommendations and made changes in goals to make them more purposeful. The hard work and dedication of the chairpersons resulted in a very effective board. Working with the ideas of the Social Board Committee members and the president and vice president of each class, Social Board Coordinator Kathleen Campbell planned enough activities to make almost every month of the year an interesting one. At their monthly meetings they planned events such as the successful Fall Fun Nite and Spring Fling dances, educational and entertaining assemblies such as the Black and Gold assembly and "The Rong Show," and the Crazy Week activities. Coordinating the "Tiger Tracks" Homecoming festivities, the first night time Miss McKinley pageant, and the "Walk Close to Me" Winter Prom at the Ilikai's Pacific Ballroom were other duties of the board. They also oversaw the individual class weeks and the publicity that announced all their activities..
Headlines: All-School Camp Sign-ups Now Until Dec 17 Christmas Sale Coming Journalism Conference At MHS Seniors Must Check 1977 B&G Index Listing Glenn Hookano Debuts Tonight As Cage Coach McKinley Rates Kokua Line Mahalo ...And A Nice Time Was Had By All At the Junior Prom
Headlines: Sophs Sponsor T-Shirt Design Contest til Dec. 3 MTG's Artistic Efforts Wasted Lions Club Hosts Thanksgiving Lunch Best Company 68 Attempt Turkey Shoot; 5 Winners Billingual Counselor Begins To Help Students With English Volleyball Tournament Reps Meeting Today Tapestry Winners