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

Photo by S. Pang

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

Back Row (l-r): Christopher May, SA Treasurer; Emily Quach, incoming SA Corresponding Secretary; Maya Balmilero, Junior Class President and incoming Senior Class President; Jack Schwab, incoming SA Treasurer; Vivian Hui, Freshman Class President and incoming SA Historian; Suzanne Tran, Sophomore Class President and incoming SA Clerk; Shareen Chee, SA Vice President and incoming SA President; Jazzmin White, incoming Sophomore Class President; Jasmine Chee, SA Recording Secretary and incoming SA Vice President; Kristen Yamate, incoming SCC Representative; Ryan Fielding, incoming Junior Class President; and Skyler Chun, incoming SA Recording Secretary.
Front Row (l-r): Seolbin Hong, incoming Freshman Class President; Kylah Hughley, Senior Class President; Luke Schwab, present and incoming HSSC Representative; Ashley Whang, SA President; Grace Jang, SA Clerk; Jennifer Park, SCC Representative; and Kayla Gurtiza, present and incoming SCC Representative.


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.

Sunday

6/13-15: SLC 30TH ANNIVERSARY - "OUR WORLD, OUR STORIES!"

Last summer at SLC, we were treated to a fabulous dinner at Germaine's Luau.  How do you top that?  Well, this year, the entire Student Leadership Conference was held at the Hawaii Convention Center with an equally outstanding dinner/dance in the main Kalakaua Ballroom!  The change in venue was unfortunately due to some concerns at UH-Manoa, but Ms. Frias and the HSSC and facilitators made it happen anyway!  For the lucky 11 officers who attended, it was well worth it!  Now, let's take what we learned and make it a great school year! 

Getting ready for....

Opening Day!

Energizers!

Puerto Rico!

Portugal!

Vietnam!

Korea!

Samoa!

Germany!

Hawaii!

China!

Japan!

Phillipines!


Meet the facilitators!

Group Dynamics!

Local Olympics Games....

games.....

and MORE games!


Ready for day 2!

Here we go!

Day 2 dinner/dance!

NatStuCo Gold Award!

OSCAR!


Final day!

Central District!

Central South!

6/2: NEW YEAR, ANOTHER CONFERENCE!

Another school year is kicked off with the S.A. Leadership Conference!  This year, the conference included new guests from other middle and high schools!  Besides Moanalua, Kamehameha and Aliamanu Middle Schools, our guest list expanded to Kaimuki and Roosevelt High Schools and Washington Middle School.  Having guests from other schools also offers the opportunity to gather different viewpoints and insights on various issues.  Of course, we would like to thank the nine Moanalua alums who came back to facilitate the workshops and activites:  Jannah Dela Cruz, Jessel Dela Cruz, Victoria Kaahaaina, Kiara Vicens, Lisa Nakamura, Kylah Highley, Ashley Whang, Jessa Dela Cruz, and Jennifer Park.  Their presence truly helps with the transfer of knowledge to the incoming council.

Good morning, good morning...!

Toe, knee, chest, nut!

Let's bingo!

Let's get interactive!






Problem solving!

Time Management!

Communication!

Speech Making!

Social Media Awareness!

Activity Planning!

Advisors serve up lunch!

Secretary training!

It's Presidential!

Take a risk!

Team skit time!






Aloha all!

Thank you, facilitators!

And thank you officers!