NUGGET is a restoration of the practice of issuing a McKinley yearbook
devoted to senior, athletic, and extra-curricular activities. The
successful publication of the 'Carnation' for twenty-one years had
well established this practice when McKinley became an intermediate
school in 1925.
Since the reorganization of the
new McKinley High School in 1932, the need has been felt for a yearbook
to replace the 'Carnation'. ... To select a name suitable for a high
school annual is a vitally important task. The name finally chosen
must be one that will be an inspiration to future students, and that
will denote a hallowed institution to them as the years roll on.