INT. GYMNASIUM, VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA - DAY

STUDENTS reluctantly file into the gymnasium.

Big poster, "Aloha Flow."

There is BRIGHT BLUE MASKING TAPE on the gymnasium floor in parallel lines.

The TEACHERS stand near the entrances of the GYMNASIUM greeting the Students and handing out FLYERS with DIRECTIONS.

CLOSE-UP FLYER:

“NO KISSING ON THE MOUTH
NO GRABBING
NO TOUCHING BODY PARTS: BREASTS, REAR (ETC.)
KEEP YOUR COOL
ALOHA SPIRIT”

ROBERT is on a microphone looking nervous. This is his big experiment and he can look like a fool if the Students get rowdy or fight.

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Welcome everyone for taking part in this experiment to bring peace and harmony to
our school and into our lives. Sit anywhere for right now...

FLYERS: Instructions on how they are going to line up and greet each other and go back into the stands.

The Students get seated into their cliques, the Blacks, Cheerleaders, Hispanics, Filipinos, Football crew, Basketball Players, etc. in separate areas in the stands.

ANOTHER ANGLE:

The Principal nods, points at her WATCH...

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Listen up! Quiet down and to pay attention to something that is very important. In Hawaii I experienced true brotherhood, the experience of Aloha, in Hawaii at the kissing line.

Students start HOOTING and HOLLERING ...

VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(Ad Lib) Kissing line. I’m gonna get you gal.

STUDENTS
(Chanting) Kissing Line! Kissing Line!

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Quiet please. It's not about kissing as it is about Aloha, which means to open your heart up and become friendly. I’ve been watching you fight each other, and this brings stress into your life and affects your learning and your life and when you start to work... which for some of you is next year when you graduate.

Principal on a MICROPHONE:

PRINCIPAL
Some of you are working AND studying, making it in the world. How much easier
if you could call on others to help. I want to make some important changes in your lives. If you all got to know each other, the school, your learning experiences here, and your lives would be much better off.

Students some with looks of HOPE, others DISBELIEVING....

Gerrie Miyashita on a separate MICROPHONE...

GERRIE MIYASHITA
If you could count everyone in the school as your group or your OHANA, or Family, we’re all your big giant gang of Aloha. We are all ninety percent the same and instead of focusing on the ten percent difference, Focus on the ninety percent similarities.

ROBERT “SENIOR”
I have a goal to try to turn things around in the school and to get everyone to enjoy each other's company.

STUDENTS
(Ad lib) Not possible! He’s dreamin’!

ROBERT “SENIOR”
Start out with the positive, not the negative. The prize of the trip to Hawaii and the Name Bee that we are going to create and the date and time that they're going to win it.

PRINCIPAL
Everyone come down and to form lines on both sides. Women on one side, men on the
other, and meet in the center and start greeting and meeting everybody.

ROBERT “SENIOR”
You can add a word or two of what defines you, your hobby, or what you do in school or out of school...

Robert nods to Bobby who starts the LOUDSPEAKER with HAWAIIAN MUSIC from the CD PLAYER.

LOUD FOOTSTEPS OF MANY PEOPLE HEARD IN UNISON in the HALLWAY outside the GYMNASIUM.

ANGLE ON DOORS TO HALLWAY - DAY

The BAND CONDUCTOR MARCHES in with the BAND in full game regalia on.

The BAND CONDUCTOR waves his BATON and the DRUMMERS start with a HAWAIIAN BEAT, and Hawaiian music flowing with the drum beating.

Students are a little surprised at the BAND showing up.

Lots of POINTING at the BAND, WHISPERING behind hands...”What’s up?”

STUDENTS come from the Stands, stand in line, swaying to the HAWAIIAN MUSIC.

IMPROMPTU Hawaiian Dancing among the CHEERLEADERS, and a few other Students who went to Hawaii.

Students introduce themselves as Robert explained and start shaking hands. There's some kissing on the cheeks going on, there's some hesitation with some Students.

ROBERT “SENIOR” (CONT’D)
If you're uncomfortable with shaking or kissing just smile, shake hands, and nod and say Aloha.

At first the Students are reluctant but after a few minute they are thoroughly enjoying it.

Black Student # 1 comes up to Cheerleader # 1 and starts to kiss her on the cheek.

Students around them notice...

Cheerleader # 1 gives him a nasty look, then relents, holds out her hand.

MANDY, CHEERLEADER # 1
Mandy, Cheerleader ....

BLACK STUDENT # 1
Mark, King of Hearts....

Mandy laughs... a look of appreciation.... The School Stud is in front of her.

MANDY, CHEERLEADER # 1
So, you’re the King of Hearts.... I’ve heard about you.

BLACK STUDENT # 1
Yeah Mandy, and I’ve seen you around for four years. Your last year isn’t it?

PRINCIPAL
Keep it moving.... Keep it moving...

 
 


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