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!"

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

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.

Thursday

8/15: OPEN HOUSE TIME!

How quickly time flies!  Seems like only yesterday we invited parents to Open House, and here it comes again!  Open House is an evening where parents can visit their child's teachers, find out more about the classes, and get to know the campus a little better.  Our job in student council along with a great bunch of volunteers, is to assist parents in finding classrooms between presentation time.  Can't find a room?  ASK ME!

We are ready to work!



What are we supposed to do?



What building are you
looking for?


It's on the third floor!


Friday

8/9: IT'S OFFICIAL, SCHOOL HAS BEGUN!

Yes. the Welcome Back Assembly (WBA) signals the start of a new school year!  Welcome back to school!  This year's skit borrows from the Disney sitcom, "Good Luck, Charlie!"  We hope that everyone has a great school year, and most of all, have fun!


8/9:  GYM REHEARSAL, 7:15 a.m.!

Join a club!

Get involved with music!

Play a sport!

Just don't get into trouble!

Especially with e-cigs!

SA Officers!

Class Presidents!

Ready to dance?

Finale!

A cool treat of FREE shave ice for 
the lucky few thanks to the 
Army National Guard!


7/31-8/9: REHEARSALS, REHEARSALS, REHEARSALS!

Script, props, scenery, costumes....it's time for Welcome Back Assembly(WBA)!  And along with that comes rehearsals, of course!  Since WBA comes literally at the beginning of the school year, all rehearsing needs to be done in the summer.  The skit and all the dances traditionally a part of the assembly are student created and led.  Much thanks go out to all of the participants who gave up part of their summer break!

And so it begins!

Follow me!

Get these scenes ready!

I can see myself!

Is that a good thing?

Skit practice!

OK, this is where I come in!


GYM REHEARSAL, 7:15 a.m.!








8/6: WELCOME FRESHMEN!

The Class of '23 is in the house!  Welcome to Moanalua High School!  Almost 500 freshmen are now part of the Menehune family, and our traditional orientation day just for them hopefully helped ease some of their concerns.  Thank you to the faculty and SA/Class officers for making them feel like a part of the school!

Good, good, good morning!

Come in, come in, come in...

This is a repeat after me energizer!

Freshmen, NO playing chase master!

....or yelling to each other from 1 foot away!

Adhere to the dress code!

Mission accomplished!

Tuesday

7/29: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET....

GO!!!  Another school year approaches!  It's time to put away the sunscreen and put on those thinking caps!  In order to help get things started, our annual first meeting also includes splitting planners up by homeroom and collating all of the necessary flyers and information into a packet for every staff member.  Once completed, staff mailboxes are stuffed along with a small welcome back treat!  School year 2019-2020, we are ready!

Many hands make quick work!





The same goes for collating!



Are we done yet?

Saturday

6/12-14: GAME CHANGERS!

SLC 2019:  Game Changers!  This year's Student Leadership Conference was restructured where the actual conference was reduced to two days, but an optional PRE-conference was offered by the Hawaii Student Activities Association (HSAA) with dinner, board games, and other fun activities.  The entire conference still offered a wide variety of games, team building activities, and leadership skills and of course, reflection time.  But the highlight of the event had to be the Awards Luau at Germaine's where schools that received the NatStuCo Gold Award as well as the Outstanding Student Council Award Recognition (OSCAR) were honored.  It was also a night filled with food, games, dancing, and various other activities that kept us going until 11:15!  Mahalo to State Advisor Tiffany Frias, HSAA and in particular Danielle Castro (Mililani) and Janice Uemori (Waianae), HSSC Facilitators, and the entire SLC Staff for once again putting out a great leadership experience!

Thank you Pre-Conference Sponsors!



PRE-CONFERENCE FUN!






Ready for bedtime!


SLC, here we come!



Happy to be at Germaines!





NatStuCo GOLD AWARD WINNERS:

AIEA

HIGHLANDS

HILO

CAMPBELL

KAILUA

KALAHEO

MILILANI

MOANALUA

RADFORD

FARRINGTON

WAIAKEA



OSCAR WINNERS:

AIEA

BALDWIN

HIGHLANDS

KAILUA

HILO

KALAHEO

KAPOLEI

MOANALUA

WAIAKEA

WAIALUA



HSSC RECOGNITION:

Outgoing Seniors!

Incoming and outgoing members!

Happy Retirement to
Ms. Donna Tanabe, SAC,
Waiakea High School!





MINI OLYMPICS!