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!"

Top Row Standing (l-r): Grace Jang, Clerk; Suzanne Tran, Sophomore Class President; Jessa Dela Cruz, Corresponding Secretary; and Kylah Hughley, Senior Class President.
Bottom Row Sitting (l-r): Jennifer Park, SCC Representative 1; Ashley Whang, President; Kayla Gurtiza, SCC Representative 2; Maya Balmilero, Junior Class President; Jasmine Recording Secretary and Shareen Chee, Vice President.
Missing: Vivian Hui, Freshman Class President; Christopher May, Treasurer, and Luke Schwab, HSSC Representative.

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.

Saturday

6/22-24: SLC 2017 - LEADERSHIP: THE PREQUEL!

SLC:  Student Leadership Conference 2017!  The annual conference was held once again at UH - Manoa from June 22-24, 2017.  The movie themed conference, "Leadership:  The Prequel," featured groups like Moana, Jurrasic Park, Harry Potter and Star Wars.  There were team building games and activities, workshop sessions, guest speakers, and energizers as well as fun activities at Germaine's Luau.  And of course, nothing beats bonding time at an over night event.  Special thanks go to State Advisor Ms. Tiffany Frias and the Hawaii State Student Council present, future and former members, for putting on such a fabulous and fun event for our future leaders.

Getting ready to lead!

Opening ceremonies!

Mini Olympics!

Stack those cups!

Competition was fierce!

Team color shirts!

At Germaine's Luau!

The King tides rolled in!

But our leaders were fearless!

Unearthing the kalua pig!

Awesome fire knife dancing!

NASC and OSCAR Awards!

HSSC recognizes Victoria!

Thank you present and former HSSC!

Last day energizers!

Aloha Moanalua crew!

Central South:  Radford, Aiea and Moanalua!
THANK YOU, SACS!

Tuesday

5/27: AN ADVENTURE IN LEADERSHIP!

Leadership Conference!  We can say how much fun it was, how much we learned, and how many friends we made, but nothing says more than pictures.  If you attended, hopefully you are in at least one picture below!  This year, we also included guests from Moanalua, Kamehameha, and Aliamanu Middle Schools as well as Moanalua High School for a total of 73 participants!  Thank you to all the advisors from each school as well as our alumni facilitators without whom this event could not happen.  And thank you to all participants, too!  Everyone involved gave up a Saturday to participate!  We sincerely hope that the activities will be useful in future school level events!

WELCOME!

Ashley introduces everyone!

Boom-chicka-boomin'!

Marshmallow Challenge!

Who will have the tallest tower?

The winners:  Roos'!

Roos had a blast!

Interactive method:
School Colors!

Workshops....

workshops....

and MORE workshops!

LUNCH!  Best part of the day!

Group 1 skit!

Group 2 skit!

Group 3 skit!

Group 4 skit!

Group 5 skit!

Group 6 skit!
WINNING SKIT!

T-Shirt Tussle!

ALOHA!

ALOHA goofy style!

Facilitators:  (Top, l-r):  Mark Meno,
Kiara Vicens, Jenny Lin, and  Victoria
Kaahaaina.  (Bottom, l-r):  Rachelle
Yang and Jocelyn Yip.  THANK YOU!

Group leaders and facilitators!

Monday

5/22: COMMENCEMENT HISTORY MADE!

For the first time since 1975 when Moanalua graduated its first class of students, commencement was NOT at Moanalua High School.  Instead, because of field construction, commencement was moved to Aloha Stadium.  And, while there were a few logistical issues, the ceremony went very well thanks to senior class advisor Justin Kohara and the graduation staff committee.  We would also like to extend our thanks to the stadium staff for their patience, flexibility and professionalism, and also to the graduation staff from Campbell High School who held its commencement the night before and helped us with our set-up.  It was a all-around team effort!

CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS OF 2017!
Ready for VIP reception!

Class of 2017 heads out of the tunnel!

Make sure you find the right seat!

AFJROTC Color Guard in action!

Receiving diplomas is the highlight!

Jumbotron says it all!


Tuesday

5/16: AWARDS TIME!

Yes, it's that time of the year again when we recognize those who have done well both in and out of the classroom!  The annual Awards assembly features the top students in each academic department as well as co-curricular groups such as grade level and club participants.  Student government officers are also installed for the coming year.  A quick review of the co-curricular awards are as follows:

Menehune of the Year
I-Building Buddies

Teacher of the Year
Ms. Sandra Nakagawa-Saito

Organization of the Year
L.E.O. Club

Class of the Year
SENIORS

Congratulations to all who received an award this year!

AFJROTC kicks off the assembly!

Jazz band entertains at intermission!

Outgoing President Mark Meno
installs the new officers!

Outgoing officers look on!
Thank you for your service!




We all need a little DIVERSITY!