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Class project promotes recycling

Stacia Mahi

April 8, 2011


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Imagine you have a chance to fix a problem at your high school. What would you fix? Three McKinley High School seniors decided to distribute recycling bins throughout campus to increase recycling awareness. The project first started when Alan Sekiguchi told his class to find a problem at MHS and fix...

Local surfer inspires new movie

Amanda Muramoto

April 5, 2011


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If you got attacked by a shark, would you go back in the water? That’s exactly what professional surfer, Bethany Hamilton, a local Kauai girl, did. Her strong faith in God and passion to surf is now the basis of a new movie, “Soul Surfer” which opens nationwide April 8. “Soul Surfer” is...

Stender-Jenkins receives award

Stacia Mahi

March 1, 2011


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Barbara Leimomi Stender-Jenkins was one of two people to receive the 2011 Tiger Pride Award. She has started and participated in school activities such as career day seminars, the Hawaii International Film Festival's Guest Filmmaker Program, a Ten Feet concert in 2009, and a field trip to the Polynesian...

Senior class goes online

Stacia Mahi

March 1, 2011


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With the school year nearing an end, busy seniors might not have the time to keep track of upcoming activities. The Senior Class Council has found a solution to that by creating a Facebook page. Facebook is a popular social network that many MHS students have an account with. The Senior Class Council...

Plan hopes to teach financial literacy

Plan hopes to teach  financial literacy

Peiru Lu

February 4, 2011


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Have you thought about how to pay for your college education, how to make a down payment on a house or a car? Do you want to live a reasonable life and not struggle financially? Do you want enough money to retire later on in life? The earlier you start preparing, the better. To help students on the...

Round two of HSA testing fast approaching

February 3, 2011


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McKinley exceeded the target participation on the math and reading tests. (The science target has yet to be determined.) However, the school did not meet the target proficiencies. Round Two of testing will begin February 14, giving sophomores another chance to meet the target. Test subject Percent P...

Okami, Sumida to be inducted

Oliver Lam

January 25, 2011


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Alvin Okami is considered by many to be one of the best musicians Hawaii has ever produced and has distinguished himself as an innovator and master craftsman. It is Okami'€™s benevolent nature and resilience during times of difficulty which makes him a role model for other McKinley Tigers. In high...

A Tale to truly Remember

Amanda Muramoto

January 25, 2011


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Martin Fisch via Compfight“ A Tale as Old as Time” created lasting memories for those who attended Winter Ball, held at the Pacific Beach Hotel, December 17, 2010. To get things started, MHS singers performed in pairs, singing carols like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven ...

School hosts visitors from Japan

Ashley Asahina and Jennis Hatakenaka

December 13, 2010


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Bryan Jones via Compfight “Minasan, Otsukaresama deshita.” On November 10, these words welcomed 119 Japanese students from Hikone Sogo. With polite bows and greetings, McKinley’s Japanese 3 class led the students to Hirata Hall, where they were greeted with a cultural performance from the Polynesian Club. The students were then split into ...

Food drive success for all

Cadet Corporal Allen Liang

December 13, 2010


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From November 1 st until December 3 rd McKinley High School’s JROTC €œTiger Battalion€ and the McKinley High School'€™s Student Services Department sponsored a Holiday Food Drive. The McKinley JROTC used the food drive as a service learning opportunity to help teach better citizenship skills....

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