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

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

Back Row (l-r): Skyler Chun, SA Recording Secretary; Ryan Fielding, Junior Class President; Kayla Gurtiza, SCC Representative 1; Vivian Hui, SA Historian; Jazzmin White, Sophomore Class President; Jasmine Chee, SA Vice President; and Suzanne Tran, SA Clerk.

Front Row (l-r): Luke Schwab, HSSC Representative; Seolbin Hong, Freshman Class President; Kristen Yamate, SCC Representative 2; Maya Balmilero, Senior Class President; Shareen Chee, SA President; Emily Quach, SA Corresponding Secretary; and Jack Schwab, SA Treasurer.

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.

Monday

12/9: MARATHON AID!

And....less than 24 hours after celebrating the holidays at the Old Spaghetti Factory, we were back at work!  This time, we helped run the aid station at the Honolulu Marathon finish line!  In fact, we were the first table the marathoners saw after crossing the finish line!  Not only did we help get the finishers hydrated, but it also gave us a chance to communicate with the thousands of Japanese participants!  Oh, well, need to study harder in Japanese III.  But it was a fun event, and it gave us a chance to help the runners after their 26.2 mile trek.  Thank you to all officers for their help and 100% participation!

Get that Gatorade going!

Water, too!

We have no problems setting up our own!

Otearai wa doko desu ka?

This is getting sticky!

Doesn't anyone want Gatorade?

All done for the day!