As a descendant of Elia Eliakala Nahulu and Magdalene Kanoeleilehuaopuakaleleonalani Kaui Mamaki Nahola, my great grandparents, I am honored to establish the Phyllis Kanoe Cockett 'Ohana Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of them. Being of very humble birth in the late 1800's, their children's education was of the upmost importance to them. They sacrificed much and worked hard to put all six of their children through private schools. Two of their daughters graduated from St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls. Three of their granddaughters also graduated from the Priory, one returned to teach there. I am blessed to be a Priory graduate (Class of '66) and of their 3rd generation of descendants. Presently their 5th generation descendant is enrolled at the Priory. She's their great, great, great granddaughter.
My great grandparents chose St. Andrew's Priory School because of its high educational standards and establishing this scholarship fund is a way to not only honor my family, but to assist girls of Native Hawaiian ancestry to maximize their potential and life goals.
The late Margery Guerrero Kekauoha '53, a granddaughter descendant, who returned to teach at the Priory. Phyllis Kanoe Cockett '66, a great granddaughter descendant.