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.

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!










Sunday

6/1: THE 104 SKILLS OF LEADERSHIP!

OK, well, we didn't really cover 104 skills, but today's SA Leadership Conference concentrated on a few of them and offered the rest as resources.  Our Phineas and Ferb theme is a play on their 104 days of summer.  The conference featured workshops, team building activities, energizers, and yes, leadership skills.  We thank the eight Moanalua officer alums for coming back to facilitate as well as our special guest speaker, Ms. Haley Pendergast, the 2011-12 SA President for her motivational talk.  Also, we thank our guests from other schools and their advisors:  Kaimuki (H. Honbo) and Roosevelt (D. Dudoit) high schools, and Moanalua (R. Villa), Washington (C. Wong), Dole (G. Domingo), and Aliamanu (B. Young) middle schools.  Special thanks also to MoHS class advisors J. Yanuaria and N. Ishida.  We hope that everyone who attended can take away at least a little something that they can use in their leadership positions next school year!

Come in, come in...

Let's introduce ourselves!

Toe, knee, chest, nut!

Toe, knee, chest, nut! (faster!)

Special Guest:  Ms. Haley Pendergast

Inspiring!

People BINGO!

 Interactive Method




Problem Solving!

Problem SOLVED!

Communication!

Speech Making!

Activity Planning!

Time Management!
Our favorite workshop:  LUNCH!

Risk Taking!

Presidents' Workshop!

Secretaries' Workshop!

Group 1:  Phineas

Group 2:  Ferb

Group 3:  Candace

Group 4:  Perry (Skit Winners!)

Group 5:  Buford

Group 6:  Baljeet

ALOHA!

Is this the funny one?

Facilitators (l-r):  Jessa, Ashley, Jennifer,
Kylah, Shareen, Jasmine, Alyssa, and Edra.
THANK YOU!!!

Mission accomplished!

The Pang Gang!

2019-2020 SA Executive Council!