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!
LEADERSHIP: IT'S NOT ABOUT REWARDS; IT'S DOING WHAT IS RIGHT EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE ACKNOWLEDGES YOU!
Photo by S. Pang
Theme for 2019-2020: "STAND UP, STAND OUT!
MOANALUA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACTIVITIES: "PUT OTHERS BEFORE YOURSELF!"
(L-R): Kristen Yamate, SCC Representative 1; Brandon Mendoza, SA Treasurer; Vivian Hui, SA Corresponding Secretary; Suzanne Tran, SA President; Arista Arii, Sophomore Class President; Miah Emerson, Junior Class President; Chris Pham, SA Clerk; Dwight Joo, SA Vice President; Jack Schwab, HSSC Representative; Kane Ruiz, SCC Representative 2; Nathan Smith, Freshman Class President; Kayla Gurtiza, SA Recording and Ryan Fielding, Senior Class President.
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.