Aloha Assembly Recap

The Aloha Assembly was held on Friday, May 19 in the gym where students and faculty said farewell to the seniors, thanked each class advisor, recognized the club and class of the year, and acknowledged those who received scholarships. 

The student councils from each grade stepped forward to recognize and present their class advisor(s) at the beginning of the assembly. The student members of the freshman class got things started by giving gifts, leis, and speeches to the head advisers Jennifer Nakamoto and Melissa Kamakawiwoole. 

Benace De Leon (c/o 2026) wrapped up for the freshman council saying, “While most of us will not be returning for the 2023 to 2024 school year. We wanted to add a special thank you for making an amazing impression. We will all miss you guys very much and it brings all of us so much comfort, knowing that events are always there for us. With all the love, freshman student council.”

Once that was finished, Kiana Lovie Hung (c/o 2023) presented the class gift saying, “And on behalf of the Class of 2023 I am honored to give McKinley High School Student Activity Center with a lock and storage unit.” She added, “So to extend the storage space from only in  SAC (Student Activities Center), we decided to give a storage unit and lock so the student government can continue to create and build deep rooted memories with the entire student body.”

After the class gift was given, the class and club of the year were presented. Presenting class of the year was Deseree Leigh Agustin (c/o 2023) who said, “We’re gonna stick right onto it, in first place can we get a drumroll please. The class of the year goes to the juniors!” Next was club of the year which was presented by Reece Lapas (c/o 2023) who said, “Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for, club of the year, everyone drumroll please. It’s the one the only tie, Future Farmers of America and Law Society.”

The final event of the Aloha Assembly was to recognize some of the students that received scholarships and how much they received. 74 of the seniors who got scholarships into college were recognized. In total the seniors got $3,699,416 all together for college in scholarships.

Aside from all the farewells and recognitions, seniors received some encouraging words from the principal. “On Sunday when you walk across the oval. That’s not the end of your education, it’s the beginning of your life.” Principal Ron Okamura said.