The Head of School Award was instituted in 1970 by the first Head of School to recognize the outstanding graduate of her class. Her name is engraved on the large perpetual bowl along with the names of all the other outstanding graduates for the last 49 years. This bowl will remain at The Priory.
The Outstanding Scholar Award is given to the senior who best exemplifies excellence in scholarship. She has a passion for learning, an enormous capacity for hard work, curiosity, a positive attitude and an innovative, independent spirit. These have placed her in the upper echelons of her class in academic achievement.
This award was instituted to honor the Reverend Fred Minuth who became the first headmaster of St. Andrew’s Priory upon his departure from the Sisters of the Transfiguration in 1969. Father Minuth was not only an Episcopal minister but also a physics teacher, scientist, and an athletic coach. This scholarship recognizes a person who blends talents in both the academic and athletic realms with good sportsmanship and leadership.
This award is sponsored by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi and is a symbol of the close relationship between the Bishop, the Church, and St. Andrew’s Schools. It's given to the student who best exemplifies her religious faith, witness, and values in her life and relationships. The name of the recipient is engraved on the perpetual plaque that will remain at The Priory.
The Dawn Tamaribuchi Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Priory alumna Dawn Tamaribuchi to honor her memory, provides educational opportunities for students who attend The Priory and demonstrate an interest in humanitarian causes through community service. Tamaribuchi scholars will be young women who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that were held by Dawn Tamaribuchi, including caring for others, giving back to the community and bringing people together.
Lucille Tamura Caldwell was a mathematics teacher and Dean of Students at The Priory and is remembered as being “not just a teacher, but like a mom. She was generous and loving, even if it was tough love that was needed.” Before retiring, Ms. Caldwell worked at the Office of the Bishop where she served as the Diocesan Program Officer under Bishop Richard Chang. Her later years were filled with volunteering at the Bible Institute of Hawaiʻi, Hospice Hawaiʻi, and Project Dana, a nonprofit that services the elderly and disabled. This award is given to a student who demonstrates service to the school and community, cares for others, and exhibits a strong faith, work ethic, and perseverance.
St. Andrew’s Schools former trustee, the late John Jubinsky, and his wife Tess Jubinsky, donated funds established the Jubinsky Scholarship. This scholarship honors three Priory students who have excelled academically with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and athletically in one or more sports.
St. Andrew’s Schools Most Inspirational Athlete Award
St. Andrew’s Schools Most Inspirational Athlete Award goes to an athlete who has participated in at least two varsity sports and made significant contributions to the Priory Athletics program through her dedication, responsibility, and leadership on and off the playing field. The athlete must be a positive role model, energetic and encouraging of her teammates.
The Scholar-Athlete Award goes to a student-athlete who must be a senior or junior who has lettered in two varsity sports and maintains the qualifications of Inspirational Athlete in every sport she plays. She must show outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and cooperation with her teammates and coaches and she must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above.
The St. Andrew’s Schools Athlete of the Year is an athlete who must be a senior or junior who lettered in two varsity sports and maintains the qualifications of Most Valuable Player in every sport she plays and demonstrates outstanding athletic skills, sportsmanship, leadership, and cooperation with her teammates and coaches.
The Rensselaer Medal Award is sponsored by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and goes to a junior who has distinguished herself in the fields of science and mathematics. Should this medalist become accepted and enroll in RPI, they will automatically receive a significant annual scholarship award.
The Kūlia Award is The Priory’s most distinguished award and is given to students that have demonstrated excellence in a particular discipline. Each department or subject area elects its most outstanding students that come closest to achieving the educational goals of their respective departments. Each student will receive the Kūlia pin, which is to be worn on their uniform. Only Kūlia Award winners receive these emblems which they wear with pride.
The Bausch + Lomb Award for Science is sponsored by the University of Rochester and is given to an outstanding junior in science. Criteria for this award include academic excellence in science and rigor of courses taken in the sciences. The winner of this award is automatically considered for a scholarship at the University of Rochester.
Wellesley College is a nationally ranked women’s college located in Massachusetts. Each year, the Wellesley Club of Hawaiʻi presents the Wellesley College Book Award to a student who has a strong academic record and has made significant personal contributions to her school or community. Traditionally, the recipient is honored with The Norton Book of Women’s Lives, a collection of twentieth-century literature of women’s lives.
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship for students who demonstrate hard work, high academic achievement, commitment to excellence, a proven commitment to the community, and financial need.
The Smith College Club of Hawaiʻi presents a copy of Jill Ker Conway’s book, A Woman’s Education, The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College to a sophomore or junior for her outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Jill Ker Conway was the first woman president of Smith College.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Through the Scholastic Awards, students earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.
National Association of Secondary School Principals American Citizenship Awards
The National Association of Secondary School Principals American Citizenship Awards are presented to two students in each grade whose strength of character and courage to do what is right and promotes positive citizenship in others. These young women are chosen for their school and community service, positive attitudes towards learning and their classmates, and for their efforts in civic responsibility.
The visual arts department recognizes the outstanding senior in the Portfolio class who plans to study Art in college through Ka Mea Hoʻohiki, or Person of Promise, Art Award. This award goes to the outstanding member of the senior class who plans to study art in college and displayed outstanding creative skills, craftsmanship and passion for the visual arts.
Oʻahu Band Directors' Association Solo & Ensembles Festival
The annual festival gives an opportunity to students in grades 9 to 12 to perform recognized selections in the instrument’s repertoire for adjudication by the finest judges available on Oʻahu. These judges come from a variety of backgrounds, including members of the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra, Royal Hawaiian Band, as well as Military Service Band Members. The students are graded on the live performance of their selections in the categories of timbre, technique, rhythm, musicality, and intonation. Medals are determined by the level of difficulty of their selections. Gold Medals are awarded to students who have performed well in level 5-6 music. Silver Medals are awarded to students who have performed well in level 3-4 music.