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.

Sunday

12/8: CELEBRATION AT A NEW OLD PLACE!

A new old place?  Yes!  Our annual officer holiday celebration was held the the NEW Old Spaghetti Factory!  It used to be located in the Ward Warehouse until it was torn down last year, but the restaurant moved to the Aloha Tower Marketplace, and it is better than ever!  Our awesome waitress Mariah really took good care of us and made the entire evening go smoothly.  Of course, there was the good food, friends, and PRESENTS!  Here's wishing you all a happy holiday season, and we look forward to 2019 (especially the SENIORS)!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The food is here!

Kayla gets the first gift!

Vivian's turn!

Luke reads his clue!

What did you get, Suzanne?

Seolbin thinks hard for Shareen!

Skyler makes a guess!

Shhhh!  It's Ryan's turn!

Jasmine gets the heaviest gift!

Emily knows her secret Santa!

Nice and loud, Maya!

Seolbin takes a guess!

Find the clue, Jack!

We love the NEW Spaghetti Factory!

ALOHA!