Belinda Chung was a student at St. Andrew's Priory and has been employed by the school since 1972. She is the second person from Hawai'i to have ever served as a Trustee on the College Board. As the director of college counseling, Chung says it is important to know administration and maintain relationships with all colleges nationwide, and in turn, to make sure they know about The Priory. The Priory has enriched many super stars of Hawai'i and is proud to be noted as a 100 percent college matriculation school.
Stephany Sofos, 1972 Priory graduate, was determined to succeed in a “man’s industry.” She says The Priory gave her the confidence to speak up and believe in herself. Learning values like morality and being in an atmosphere that allowed her to be her own person, The Priory lead her to be a successful business owner, realtor and appraiser.
Emi Hart, Priory Class of 1995, is the Community Manager for Yelp Honolulu. She says the all-girl environment of The Priory provided her with the best opportunity to learn and to become a leader and a risk-taker.
Dawn Imada Chan, Class of 1995, is the Headmaster of the Linden School in Canada. She says it was her time as a student at St. Andrew's Priory that instilled a passion for community service and ultimately led her down the path towards becoming an educator. She credits the all-girls environment and the excellent teachers at The Priory for encouraging her to excel and to develop her self-confidence. These are lessons she has passed down through her career.
Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is a former high-ranking attorney and the first woman to head a legislative house in Hawaii. The foundations for her achievements were laid during her education at St. Andrew's Priory, an all-girls' school in Honolulu, HI. Congresswoman Hanabusa says being a Priory grad means having the ability to do everything you possibly can do and a network of friends you can count on for the rest of your life.
Dr. Kathy Ishimoto, Optometrist, class of 1973, talks about why she sent her daughter Kimberly Ishimoto, J.D., class of 2004, to The Priory.
Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, St. Andrew's Priory Alumnae Association president, class of 1982, talks about her decision to send her daughter, Griffin Frank, class of 2024, to her alma mater. Kimberly is the Senior Vice President of Community Development for Pūlama Lāna‘i.