Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Korean, Filipino, Wakai Nakamatachi

The Black and Gold 1977

Social, educational activities further appreciation of cultural heritage

 Planning social, service, and education activities, the Korean Club met once a week in the Home Economic building with advisers Mrs. Jane Yamashiroya and Miss Janice Kawamoto.

 In September, the club assisted the registration scramble in the gym. Hanauma Bay was the site of the welcome picnic for new members held in November. In December members had a good time at a Christmas part at the Princess Kaiulani and sold kim chee and cookies at a bazaar. Along with other MHS clubs, they participated in the Christmas Song Contest Assembly.

 An interschool volleyball match with Kaimuki's Korean Club took place in February along with manning the Fish and Chips booth at the McKinley carnival. The club also supported the soccer team of which many were members.

 Centralized in adviser Mrs. Fely Serra's room, was the Filipino Club. The group shared cultural traditions and exchanged ideas with other schools.

 Some activities included a picnic party at Ala Moana Park on Election Day in October, bowling at Kapiolani Bowl and, with the Speech Club, manning the Add-Em-Up booth at the annual McKinley carnival. President Marian Balicanta and officers Jocelyn Pascual, Evergin Dela Cruz and Francisco Biacan were this year's officers.

 Wakai Nakamatachi, advised by Mrs. Nancy Odo, was organized in 1966 and means "Young People's Club." In December, members began the Christmas vacation with a picnic at Ala Moana Park. It was the first activity of the year which included many games. Ikebana (flower arrangement) lessons began in January for nine weeks. They met every Wednesday during activity period in Mrs. Meg Uehara's room with instructor Mrs. Alice Uchigaku. Professor Dennis Ogawa, from the University of Hawaii, spoke to members about Japanese-American experiences in March. He was a teacher of Ethnic Studies and the author of "Jun Ken Po," a story of Japanese-American.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Jan 6

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 6, 1977

Former MHS Agriculture Teacher - To Sea, the Eternal Sea
Mrs. Jim Replaces Mrs. Hirokawa As Science Department Chairman
Wrestlers Top Moanalua, 54-12
A Christmas Wedding (in Family Living Class)

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Ethnic, Religious ides inspire fellowship

The Black and Gold 1977

Ethnic, religious ideas inspire fellowship

 Though only in their second year of existence, the French/Spanish Club had a very busy year.
One activity which members enjoyed the most was a picnic at the Ala Moana Park on Saturday,
January 29. There was a lot of good fun and games.

 Similar to all other MHS clubs they contributed their time and efforts in manning the stew
booth at the annual carnival.

 In March, the food committee gave a most interesting demonstration on making crepes, a French Delicacy.

 Working hard on practice sessions, the French/Spanish club prepared their part of the
traditional May Day festivities Friday, April 29th.

 Officers for the coming year were elected at the May 26 general meeting. Club advisers were
Misses Jean Matsuo and Sharrie Lee.

 Dedicated to the enrichment of Chinese culture, the Chinese Student Club sponsored various
social gatherings to get more acquainted and learn more about their native country.

 Advised by faculty member Mr. Stephen Choy, the club got together at a picnic at Hanauma Bay in November, manned a booth with the Guitar Club at the Chinese Cultural Event in February, and hiked the Aiea loop trail in March.

 Although getting a late start, the Mandarin Club involved themselves for several worthwhile
projects. Advised by Mrs. Nancy Au, they began the year by donating a $100 monetary gift to the
Palolo Chinese Home and giving $50 to the Star Bulletin's Good Neighbors Fund at Christmas. In
April, along with the Future Homemakers of America, they baked cookies for the Junior Prom. They later joined the Korean Club in an around the island trip and helped Roosevelt's Mandarin Club at the Roosevelt carnival in March.

 Breaking up into smaller units called action groups was organized this past year by the
executive board of the McKinley Christian Fellowship. During each session, advised by Mrs. Rose Ho, everyone further learned about God's work and to apply it to their personal lives. Members took time each week to share feelings and get to know fellow Christians.

 A Halloween party at Waipuna condominium on October 22, Christmas caroling at Kuakini Old Folks Home, working in the hot dog booth at the annual carnival, picnicking at Kapiolani Park and a clean up of McKinley's campus on March 14 were some of their numerous activities.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Jan 5

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1977

Carnival Names Committee Chairmen
Annie Anhthe Tran Submits Winning Soph Shirt Design
McKinley on ETV
After Miami, Brian is Glad To Be Back In Hawaii

Tiger Tracks
Mick Cagers To Open Season Against Kahuku
Soccer Team Take Third in Iolani Tournament

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chess - Guitar - Graphic Arts

The Black and Gold 1977

Common interests bring together musical, graphics, mental skills

Chess, Guitar, Graphic Arts

 What could be termed as a quiet year for the Chess Club was not necessarily an inactive one. Throughout the year, members participated in such activities as the Oahu Chess League matches, scrimmages with other schools, and a Fool's Match at the close of the year. Advised by Mr. Emil Bruner, they promoted the game of chess, good sportsmanship and developed the character of each member.

 Every Monday, the beginning class of the Guitar Club met in Miss Barbara Roger's room during activity period. The advanced class met every Wednesday, during tutorial period, with instructor Milton Kawasaki.

 Enthusiastic guitarists were taught the basic fundamentals of guitar, enabling them to play the type of music they were interested in, whether it be country-western, mellow, classical, or jazz.

 Advanced class members Alan Ho and David Wong performed at the "Rong Show," taking third place. Three advanced guitarists showed off their talents at the Cultural Plaza on February 12 at the Narcissus Festival.

 Promoting more interest in the graphic arts field was the objective of the newly organized and charted McKinley Graphic Arts Club. The idea for a club as a classroom extension was proposed in mid-November by enthusiastic students and Mr. Charles Nakamura.

 To attain a better understanding of graphic arts and other related fields, excursions were planned to various printing firms. Exploring opportunities in the job market became a big

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Jan 4

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 4, 1977

New Principal Imanaka Comes To McKinley from Kaimuki High
Alumna Karen Levy Will Play Lead In "Hello Dolly"
Senior's Essay on Euthanasia To Appear In National High School Anthology
Happy New Year!

McKinley Wrestlers Place Second In HPA Tourney
Unique Bonsai Tree
A New Year A New Principal
Canned Goods Drive
MHS Carnival February 19, 20

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40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, May 9, 2016


The Black and Gold 1977

Environmentalists explore, enjoy nature

 Every Tuesday and Thursday, Friends of the Animals, an instruction program for students, attended Honolulu Zoo to gain experience in aspects of zoo management, animal behavior, and other projects. Projects included an overnight safari at the zoo in September, participating in a Health Fair at the Cultural Plaza in December, working as stewards at a cat show in February and taking a trip to the island of Hawaii to visit its newly opened zoo in April.

 Money making activities and informational meetings for interested students for the Zoo Instructor Program took place throughout the year. The adviser was Mr. Art Kimura.

 Better appreciation of the ocean environment through snorkeling, scuba and sailing activities was the goal of the Scuba and Snorkeling Club.

 Experiencing the beauty of our Hawaiian waters, members along with adviser Mr. John Hawkins, explored the reefs off the Hilton Hawaiian Village in September, Hanauma Bay in October and the Windward and Leeward areas in April. They were mainly interested in the types of organisms found in various areas for both ecological as well as fishing purposes.

 For safety reasons, members who took up scuba diving went to Punahou for training sessions to be certified.

 Keeping up with the nation's latest trend, the Amateur Radio/Electronics Club added CB
(Citizen's Band) radio sessions to their curriculum. Because of McKinley's superior radio facilities and a growing interest among students to learn how to operate radios, the club devoted most of its time in helping students obtain their amateur radio operator's licenses. The adviser of the Amateur Radio/Electronics Club was Mr. Emil Bruner.

 The Sierra Club had more than its share of outdoor life with a full 1976-77 schedule. Members along with their adviser Mr. Michael Gaber, hiked to Judd Trail in September and sponsored camp-hikes to Aiea State Park, Aiea Look ridge in October, and to Kahuku in November. During the Winter vacation, the members hiked to Hidden Valley and Crouching Lion. Money making projects were held to support the club at the close of the year.

 A picnic at Kapiolani Park was the first activity for the Science Club. The picnic in October welcomed the new members and old timers alike. Also in October was a plant propagation project in the hot house behind the arts building. Hiking to Manoa Falls in November and several service projects throughout the year plus the participation in the annual McKinley Carnival in February were among the interesting activities for the year. Finally, a trip to the Big Island during Easter Vacation from April 4 to 8 was an exhilarating and highlighting experience for all members and adviser, Mr. Arthur Kimura.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 15

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, December 15, 1976

Danny Takanshi Selected For Presidential Classroom
PTSA Will Meet Tomorrow Night, To Honor Principal
DOE To Film Home Ec Class On Thursday
Atherton YMCA Schedules Camp For High School Sophomores

National Honor Society Leaves On Saturday for Big Isle Trip
Cagers End up In Seventh Place At St. Anthony's
Applications Available in Guidance Office For Hawaiian Trust Scholarships

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40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Vocational Clubs

The Black and Gold 1977

Vocational Clubs undertake community projects

 Still the only club of its kind in the Honolulu district is McKinley High School's chapter of the Future Farmers of America. The organization, advised by Mr. Glenn Saiki, had many money projects this past year because they were able to grow many plants or harvest vegetables.

 With the Art Department, they helped the Ma and Pa's Country Store at the carnival, to sell cement pots and planters. Also in February the members attended the Oahu Convention at Waialua High School and the State Convention at the Kauai Resort Hotel.

 In existence for six years, the Future Business Leaders of America helped to develop competent, well rounded business leaders. The club also helped to strengthen the confidence of young men and women in themselves and their work.

 On October 17, club adviser Miss Barbara Takara and club members went to a picnic at Ala Moana Park hosted by Campbell's FBLA club. Officers of the club were installed at a luncheon at the Oceania Floating Restaurant on November 2. Guest speaker Ms. Joy Labez spoke on the importance of good job preparation.

 Bake sales throughout the year during recess, lunch and activity period in room 102 were the Future Homemakers of America/Hero Club's main source of money making. The money was used to send every member to the annual island-wide camp and state convention.

 Placing second in overall competition at their January islandwide camp at Camp Erdman showed the close unity among FHA members. They were judged on relay games, cheering and skit performing.

 Topping their list of activities was the State Convention with neighbor island chapters at the Pagoda Hotel, the weekend of March 4-6. Their advisers were Mrs. Nancy Au and Mrs. Helen Ezaki.

 An international organization, McKinley Junior Civitan was a club that formed this year at McKinley. Their flag is one which is flown over the United States capitol on July 13, 1976.

 Advised by Mrs. Ann Bowers, the Civitans attended a luncheon at the Flamingo Chuckwagon during the Christmas holidays, sponsored by the adult Civitans, who are part of the club. In February, members made collection cans to help the Civitan/NARC Prevention campaign.

 Their main purpose was getting their newly formed club together with plans for more activities in coming years. Members contributed most of their time and talents toward environmental awareness.

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40th Reunion Summer 2017