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Class(less) of 2016

May 19th, 2016

I just couldn't believe it wen I heard and read about it on social media and da news. My heart sank, anger enveloped and I was just..... extremely disappointed, well, mostly sick.

Just a few days before graduation ceremonies were to commence, a dozen soon to be graduating seniors from da Moanalua High School Class of 2016 decided that they wanted leave a mark (pun fully intended). Wat these lolo's had done was unfathomably incomprehensible and extremely idiotic to say da least. See for yourself, and no, these are not photo-shopped.





WASSUP WIT DAT!

As an alumnus of Moanalua High School, I couldn't believe it was MY school. At first thought I was thinking (hoping) it was a rival school or something li'dat but nevah one of our own. It's not dat it would make it easier to deal with but who would evah think dat someone would evah do anything back to their own high school - disgruntled or not - especially in Hawai'i wea we are all tied by it. Our high school connections are second nature hea so WTF was going through their minds?

Pranks are made to be temporary and totally in fun. It does get 'competitive' to bettah da next prank but still, dis was not only distasteful, it was down right cruel. Is dat how you really wanted to be remembered - da punks who basically shamed their entire class?

My jaw dropped as I saw image aftah image knowing every single spot of da vandalism left behind. Showing even more stupidity, they didn't know there were surveillance cameras all ovah da place? Were these da Valedictorian students of da 'Breakfast Club'? And to have a DOZEN of them willingly participate without a thought dat maybe they gone too far? There are actually many more vandalized areas and I just couldn't believe how much damage these 12 lolo's had done. And seriously, not dat it would be allowable by any means, but really, my five year old could have tagged 'Seniors' waaaaay bettah than dat. I'm thinking maybe these 12 aren't higher education bound and advocates for higher minimum wages. 🙄

My sincerest gratitude goes out to da staff - and any volunteer - at Moanalua doing their best to quickly have da grounds cleaned up and ready for a special night come Friday. Thank goodness da 12 students were caught and will not participate in graduation! I hope those who know who these people remind them of their foolish acts for years to come.

Life will go on, buildings will be repainted and da grounds will back in shape. Disgusted now but our pride will nevah be diminished - da spirit of Na Menehune will forevah be strong.

All hail Moanalua!




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16 Responses to “Class(less) of 2016”

  1. Cook 'Em:

    Oh my goodness! Only listened to the news report so didn't know the vandalism was so extensive. Have friends and family that are proud graduates of Moanalua. We all have our share of youthful indiscretions, but these kids have really shamed themselves and their families.


  2. wafan:

    Forget cooking 'em. Charge the families the clean up and repair fees. Yup, charge for all the volunteer hours, too.

    Here they suspend the kids so they can't go to any school sponsored events. That includes the graduation ceremony and reception.


  3. Makiki:

    Halawa bound seniors!


  4. joeydacat:

    I'm with wafan...charge the families for ALL of the clean up costs, including lost time because those cleaning up were taken away from their regular duties. Maybe these individuals should have their homes and personal property vandalized while they watch to see how it feels. Halawa may be too good for them.


  5. AJ:

    I KNEW you were gonna blog about this BL!

    I am also a graduate of MOHS. Our class NEVER did anything this stupid.

    It was disappointing to hear and see. Glad they aren't allowed to walk but I think punishment should be more severe. Nobody associates this kind of c**p with Moanalua. I bet these kids will regret their actions someday. Such shame for the families.

    Dummies.


  6. Kimo:

    THE "STUPID" THINGS WE DID AS "TEENAGERS"--IN HIGH SCHOOL--FOR MANY OF US, WENT UNDETECTED AND UNPUBLISHED. I BELIEVE THERE IS MUCH ROOM FOR FORGIVENESS HERE... "COMMUNITY SERVICE" WOULD BE ADEQUATE RETRIBUTION FOR THIER ACTIONS. I/WE KNOW NOTHING OF THE "HISTORY" OF THESE STUDENTS, AND YET WE "JUDGE".... ALSO, I THINK THE "PARENTS" OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE ALSO SUFFERED SUFFICIENT "EMBARASSMENT(S)"... MEANWHILE, FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD BE "APPROPRIATE" SERVICE FOR THEIR "VERY BAD JUDGEMENT AND IMPULSIVENESS".
    TIME TO FORGIVE, BUT MAYBE NOT COMPLETELY "FORGET"; THERE ARE "LESSONS" TO BE LEARNED IN THIS SITUATION--FOR ALL IN "THIS COMMUNITY"... ALOHA KE KUA!! MALAMA...


  7. JAMES:

    THE "STUPID" THINGS WE DID AS "TEENAGERS"--IN HIGH SCHOOL--FOR MANY OF US, WENT UNDETECTED AND UNPUBLISHED. I BELIEVE THERE IS MUCH ROOM FOR FORGIVENESS HERE... "COMMUNITY SERVICE" WOULD BE ADEQUATE RETRIBUTION FOR THIER ACTIONS. I/WE KNOW NOTHING OF THE "HISTORY" OF THESE STUDENTS, AND YET WE "JUDGE".... ALSO, I THINK THE "PARENTS" OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE ALSO SUFFERED SUFFICIENT "EMBARASSMENT(S)"... MEANWHILE, FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD BE "APPROPRIATE" SERVICE FOR THEIR "VERY BAD JUDGEMENT AND IMPULSIVENESS".
    TIME TO FORGIVE, BUT MAYBE NOT COMPLETELY "FORGET"; THERE ARE "LESSONS" TO BE LEARNED IN THIS SITUATION--FOR ALL IN "THIS COMMUNITY"... ALOHA KE KUA!! MALAMA...


  8. Kimo:

    "I'm thinking maybe these 12 aren't higher education bound and advocates for higher minimum wages." A totally BIGOTED statement... There are many of those who are forced to work a "minimum wage" job to supplement an under salaried position, just to provide their families the basic needs. Additionally, the actions of these 12 individuals is not a measurement of their academic abilities or their individual intellectual capacities, nor their ability to achieve in a higher educational program. These students made some very bad choices and need to make restitution for their actions--for ALL CONCERNED. However, their mistakes do not necessarily dictate the outcome of their future lives. In fact, their mistakes, and the lessons they learn from these mistakes, may serve to make them better persons and perhaps even an example to many others--in the future. BTW--being an "advocate for higher minimum wages" is NOT A BAD THING, and certainly not a crime....


  9. rayboyjr:

    @Kimo/JAMES

    I'm at a loss for words on your views on these criminal acts... How can you compare anyone else's stupid teenager acts to this ... you don't know that anyone else has ever done criminal acts like this.

    It's views like yours that give the younger generation this overblown sense of entitlement. They think (or maybe know) that they can't get away with just about anything with no repercussions. They've lost their sense of responsibility.

    Time to stop coddling the future generations. They can stand on their own two feet and be accountable for their own actions. We did.


  10. Kimo:

    "rayboyjr" Apparently, you did not acquire "reading-comprehension" in your Grade School Reading Classes... None of my writings spoke to "no repercussions". Have another cup of Java...


  11. Braddah Lance:

    Now now, no need for name calling. Dis isn't dat kine of blog or comment section we carry on hea in WWD!. Having a healthy, spirited discussion is great but no need to stoop to a level we don't like to see anywhere.

    Stay tuned........ 😉


  12. Ocean Lover:

    Here's the deal.....it all started with AYSO and their "everyone gets a trophy" philosophy. There are no "winners" or "losers" and a whole generation has come up with that mindset. The "AINOKEA" attitude has taken root and somehow society has to bust out the weed killer and KILL THESE WEEDS. I'm not talking about people.....just the "mindset".

    And this is just my opinion.


  13. Ocean Lover:

    I also want to add that with a mindset of "everyone's a winner", that just takes away the desire to work hard for something and reinforces the "ainokea....I going get um anyway" mindset. And Kimo/James, whatever your name is....yes, we all did stupid things as teenagers but NOT TO THIS DEGREE. You're basically making an excuse that what they did is "normal".

    These kids need to take responsibility....and also their parents if they're "underage".


  14. Ocean Lover:

    And the last one..........I re-read Kimo/James first statement "THE "STUPID" THINGS WE DID AS "TEENAGERS"--IN HIGH SCHOOL--FOR MANY OF US, WENT UNDETECTED AND UNPUBLISHED."

    Exactly right! They were small in comparison and went "undetected and unpublished".....and why are you SHOUTING?

    And if you're going to attack me for posting the above, that kind of "reaction" will just reinforce the message that the older generation (me) is trying to get across.

    "peace out" or whatever the phrase is these days.........


  15. rayboyjr:

    No worries Braddah Lance ... I'm not going to resort to name calling because the response speaks for itself ...


  16. cojef:

    Myself was a wild teenager even back in the early 40's while attending high school. Used to cut classes to shoot pool just down the hill from the high school or shoot craps on the floor of the back seat while smoking. We usually posted a watch to look for the boys' adviser who made the rounds daily of the car-lots where share-rides cars were parked. Even dropped off at Wailua Golf Course once to play and got caught and was suspended for a week. Guess how we spent the suspension? Non of us riff-raffs would vandalize someone else's or public property as we knew better. It was always about matching wits against the school officials.


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