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STAR-ADVERTISER FILE AND MCKINLEY HIGH MARCH 12, 1959: McKinley High School students celebrated Hawaii becoming the 50th state with a parade down Kapiolani Boulevard, which borders the makai edge of the campus.
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE AND MCKINLEY HIGH FEBRUARY 1944: To help support American forces fighting in World War II, the students at McKinley High School helped raise $333,600 to buy the U.S. Army Air Forces a B-24J Liberator bomber that was named Madame Pele.
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE AND MCKINLEY HIGH OCT. 25, 1984: Back before laptops and smartphones, McKinley High School students learned to use typewriters.
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE AND MCKINLEY HIGH FEB. 26, 1982: McKinley High School students liked to organize group lap-sits as part of Crazy Week at the school. Hundreds of students would simultaneously sit on each other’s laps, and in 1982 they even set an Oahu school record by holding the pose for 2 minutes, 3.43 seconds.
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE AND MCKINLEY HIGH 1928: The Fred Wright Swimming Pool at McKinley High School was dedicated, about five years after students started digging the foundation themselves. A professional construction firm finished the pool, which was used for PE classes and swim teams. The pool fell into disrepair and was demolished in the late 1980s.