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

Photo by S. Pang
Theme for 2019-2020: "STAND UP, STAND OUT!

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

(L-R): Kristen Yamate, SCC Representative 1; Brandon Mendoza, SA Treasurer; Vivian Hui, SA Corresponding Secretary; Suzanne Tran, SA President; Arista Arii, Sophomore Class President; Miah Emerson, Junior Class President; Chris Pham, SA Clerk; Dwight Joo, SA Vice President; Jack Schwab, HSSC Representative; Kane Ruiz, SCC Representative 2; Nathan Smith, Freshman Class President; Kayla Gurtiza, SA Recording and Ryan Fielding, Senior Class President.

The Moanalua High School Executive Council is made up of thirteen 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.

Friday

2/21: NHS BLOOD DRIVE

It's blood drive day!  The annual project sponsored and run by the National Honor Society collects over 100 pints of blood every year!  This year, we totaled 136 pints!  Thank you to advisors Lisa Oka and Eric Bentkowski as well as all NHS members for organizing this huge event!  Thanks also to all of the food donors!

The donations begin!

Waiting in line to check in!

Every table is taken!

Lots of food for donors!



2/14: WEAR RED DAY!

Yes, it is Valentine's Day!  We call it Wear Red Day because, well, V-Day doesn't always fall on a school day.  But this year it does!  Leading up to today was Happy Hearts where messages were written to others, significant or not, then passed out during Homeroom!  We also had a Period 4 competition to see which class had the most students dressed in red.  And finally, officers went out at recess to hand out treats to anyone dressed in red.  Hope you have an awesome Valentine's Day!



ABOVE:  Chris, Vivian and
Jack deliver Happy Hearts!

Cafeteria Staff gets into the spirit!

Period 4 Winners:  Ms. Deliz










HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Tuesday

2/11: IT'S ELECTION TIME!

Election time!  That means it's also time for a campaign rally!  Each candidate gave his or her best campaign speech in hopes that they will receive the most votes on election day, February 18!  Good luck to all of the candidates!

Remove ballot from the envelope....

and mark it with an "X" next to
the candidate of your choice!

Arista Arii - SCC Representative

Tammy Guo - Clerk

Christopher Pham - Clerk

Miah Emerson - Treasurer

Nicole Quimoyog - Corresponding Secretary

Parisa Oliai - Recording Secretary

Seolbin Hong - Vice President

Baby Shark!  Doo doo da doo...errr,
Vivian Hui - President

Jack Schwab - President

Monday

2/3-7: THANK YOUR COUNSELOR TODAY!

That's right!  Today marks the beginning of National Counselor Appreciation Week!  Whether you have been to a counselor for academic help, personal help, or college/job help, please take a moment this week to stop in and say THANKS!








THANK YOU!


Wednesday

1/28: CHOOSE LOVE!

Choose Love!  A very appropriate theme for this year's peer education Program (PEP) Assembly!  As always, a variety of student entertainers spread this message through their acts to the rest of the student body.  Thank you to Advisor Wendy Botelho and all of her students as well as those from all of the performing arts groups including dance (Advisor Jill Tengan), and drama (Advisor Mark Ikenaga).













Monday

1/12: A SOGGY OHANA DAY!

Happy New Year!  Well, as always, we manned the volunteer booth at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's (JCCH) Ohana Day, but a few twists this year.  Because of the wet, windy and rainy weekend, Ohana Day was restricted to the JCCH building only.  That meant all of the usual activities that are held across the street at Moili'ili Field had to be moved (food and games) or canceled (bounce rides, mochi pounding).  This also meant the volunteer booth had to be moved as well, making it a more cramped smaller tent.  Nevertheless, we managed and were able to sign in all the volunteers which included students from various schools across the island.

Soggy, but ready to work!

Punahou was the first to register...

.....as always!

It was this way ALL day!