LEADERSHIP: IT'S NOT ABOUT REWARDS; IT'S DOING WHAT IS RIGHT EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE ACKNOWLEDGES YOU!

Photo by House of Photography

MOANALUA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACTIVITIES: "PUT OTHERS BEFORE YOURSELF!"

Back Row (l-r): Skyler Chun, SA Recording Secretary; Ryan Fielding, Junior Class President; Kayla Gurtiza, SCC Representative 1; Vivian Hui, SA Historian; Jazzmin White, Sophomore Class President; Jasmine Chee, SA Vice President; and Suzanne Tran, SA Clerk.

Front Row (l-r): Luke Schwab, HSSC Representative; Seolbin Hong, Freshman Class President; Kristen Yamate, SCC Representative 2; Maya Balmilero, Senior Class President; Shareen Chee, SA President; Emily Quach, SA Corresponding Secretary; and Jack Schwab, SA Treasurer.

The Moanalua High School Executive Council is made up of fourteen volunteers. VOLUNTEERS! While officers are elected, they choose to run knowing that if they win, there is no physical reward, no letter grade, no incentive other than the pure satisfaction of doing a good job and representing the student body. At times, we achieve great success while at other times, we achieve somewhat less, but it is always a learning process. While we can take away much satisfaction from doing a good job, we can also learn from mistakes and try to better ourselves the next time. And so, at the end of our terms, while we do not earn a credit, a letter grade or even a certificate of achievement proving our accomplishments, we can take away the self-satisfaction in knowing that we did our best for the students, school and community, and that positive experience is something we can really use as contributing adult members of society.

Thursday

2/19-22: DESTINATIONS! SPIRIT WEEK 2019!

Spirit Week 2019!  "Destinations" is the theme!  While the week got of to a soggy start, postponing the first noon hour game, the rest of the week saw much better weather and spirit!  Congratulations to all the dress-up and noon hour winners, and to the JUNIOR Class of 2020 who won the Powder-Puff Football Tournament!

Dress-Up Day Winners!

Pajama Day Winners:
Ms. Wong's Period 1
Officer PJs!

Keep Warm Day Winners:
Ms. Wong's Period 4
If we were really cold,
we wouldn't be smiling!

Disney Day Winners:
Cafeteria Staff!
No Period 1 winner, but
officers have Disney spirit!

Noon Hour Game Winners!

Senior Quentin Carder leads the pack!

Then blows everyone else away!

Potato Sack Winner:
SENIORS!

Freshman (left) vs. Senior (right)

Sophomore (left) vs. Junior (right)

T-Shirt Layers Day Winner:
JUNIORS!

"Be Our Guest"...Hmmmm!

Name That Song Winner:
SOPHOMORES!


POWDER-PUFF FOOTBALL!

Preliminaries:
Juniors def. Sophomores, 20-0
Freshmen def. Seniors by forfeit
Championship:
Juniors def. Freshmen, 13-7





2019 POWDER-PUFF CHAMPIONS
JUNIORS, Class of 2020


2/13-14: VALENTINES DAY THE MOANALUA WAY!

Valentines Day for the officers actually starts off weeks before the 14th with Happy Hearts notes going out to classes, then preparing the notes for distribution, and the actual Wear RED dress up on the 14th and issuing prizes and treats.  This year, the 14th actually falls on a school day, so it is even more special!  Hope you were recognized by someone special!


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Happy Hearts screening!

Happy Hearts distribution!

Valentine treats for staff prep!

And more prep!

Happy Valentines Day to our staff!
Wear RED Day Winners:
Mr. Fujimoto's Period 1!










Tuesday

2/12: CAMPAIGN RALLY SHORT, NOT SO SWEET!

Each year, the SA Campaign Rally is only 25 minutes long, mostly because candidates are in short supply.  This year, there were only seven candidates for only five offices (eight available).  Worse, a couple of the speeches were only a few seconds long.  This is an unfortunate trend that hopefully will improve next year but for this year, pickings are slim, and at least three officers will be appointed.  Hopefully, this will not affect the quality of activities next school year!

This is how to vote!

Jack Schwab
Hawaii State Student Council

Brandon Mendoza
Treasurer

Christopher Pham
Treasurer

Vivian Hui
Corresponding Secretary

Dwight Joo
Vice President

Kayla Gurtiza
President

Suzanne Tran
President

Friday

2/4-8: HAPPY COUNSELORS' WEEK!

Here's thanks to ALL of our hard working counselors!  While we take a week to honor the specially, we do appreciate them every single day!





Saturday

2/1: WHAT'S YOUR INTEREST?

Following the PEP Assembly is our bi-annual Career Fair.  It is held every odd year so that each grade level sees it twice.  As always, the fair featured a multitude of professions and displays, hoping that students can find something they might like.  Of course, the usual popular professions filled up fast:  mortician (yes, really), pediatrician, nurse, veterinarian, and flight attendant.  Thank you counseling staff for this helpful and popular event!

Sooo, it's empty, right?

UH anyone?

Fitness guys are....FIT!

Chef, did you bring any samples?

Nursing....where are the boys?

Can anyone guess what THIS is?

EMT to the rescue!