The Black and Gold 1977Tiger athletes foster competition
Promoting friendship and unity among athletes, the Letterman's Club gave members a sense of pride in McKinley. The club, guided by Mr. Neal Takamori, included only those who were selected for membership.
There were various social and community projects for members. Among them were working at the New Products and Food Show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in November, picnicking at Ala Moana Park in February, and working in the chilidog booth at the McKinley carnival.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays girls could be seen playing a variety of sports, from swimming to bowling, and table tennis to volleyball. Those who participated in these sports were members of the Girls Athletic Association (GAA).
Organized about ten years ago by former physical education teacher Mrs. Lois Wright, the GAA's primary purpose is to sponsor the Girls Intramural Program. They provided the officials, set up the schedule of activities, and made awards in proportion to allotments from the carnival. Their adviser now is Mrs. Jane Schroeder.
Other GAA activities were a Welcome Picnic at Ala Moana Park in October, a Turkey Shoot Service Project before the Thanksgiving vacation, a Red Cross Walk in December, a camp at Mokuleia in January, and selling hamburgers at the February carnival.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017