Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Juniors Class of '78

The Black and Gold 1977

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 25, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sophomores Class of '79

The Black and Gold 1977

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."

Spirit, pride emerge at front lawn rally

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sophomores Class of '79

The Black and Gold 1977

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Feb 28

The Daily Pinion - Monday, February 28, 1977

Students To Receive Applications For Fluoride Treatment
Handbook Compiled For Mainland Bound College Students
Pearl Harbor Recruiting Apprentices
Science Fair Winners

Mick Soccer Players Named To All Stars
Misses Model in Mini-Fashion Show

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, November 7, 2016

Campus Counselors - Service Staff - Alumni Association

The Black and Gold 1977

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Feb 25 Hello Dolly

The Daily Pinion - Friday, February 25, 1977

'It's So Nice To Have You Back Where You Belong'
'Hello, Dolly' Cast

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Daily Pinion 1977 Feb 25 Hello Dolly

The Daily Pinion - Friday February 25, 1977

MTG Presents, at 8 p.m. Tonight

Jayvee Wrestlers Take Second Place In Final Standings
'Roundabout' to Feature MTG
Advertisement - Liberty House

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


The Black and Gold 1977

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017