ERHS Club Spotlight: Mahalo Fins

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ERHS Club Spotlight: Mahalo Fins

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Mahalo Fins is a club at Eleanor Roosevelt High School all about educating and promoting awareness regarding marine exploitation and the power we have in changing the fates of countless helpless and dependent marine animals.

Text message between Jason and Yesenia regarding Mahalo Fins.

In a recent interview with Jason Issac a senior and secretary of the club, he was asked more information about the club and what he believed was the highlight of the club to which he responded, “Let’s answer this sequentially, the highlight of the club is to take a new, relevant spin in on what ‘ocean preservation clubs’ at our school have done before in that our emphasis is on the creatures that reside within. After all, it’s in the name Mahalo meaning respect and fins. The wildlife and obviously their home IS the highlight of our club and the uniqueness alone brings the club to a much more different, but prevalent light.” He was also asked how the environment of the club was to which he responded, “As for the environment, the club is new! So just like the members joining, the exec/leadership are also learning as well what it means to run and be apart of a club. The club was founded upon genuine values and principles. Eukene Gaminde has first spawned the idea in her take a stand project years ago, but it was this year she decided to elevate it beyond just a presentation. The club, if nothing at all, has a passion and drive because those are the values in which they were founded upon.” When asked, And how do all the leaders work together since there are many of you? he said, “As for the leadership, each one of us, like any other club, have quintessential roles. Because it’s new the club exec board we’re picked specifically for the connections and abilities. It’s through each member that we’re able to work with and coincide with other activist clubs as well.”

A text message between Yesenia and Alexandra

In another interview with Alexandra Chavez a senior and vice president,

A picture provided by Alexandra in the text message.

she answers my questions in a text message.

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Their advisor is Tyler Harp and meeting locations will vary but you can join their remind @mahalof as well as following their Instagram account @mahalofins. Being part of the club can help give the ocean the help it needs to reverse the damage that’s already been caused.