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Off Track: Iolani School

November 5, 2017

In Hawaii, what high school you graduated from is often among the questions asked when you first meet someone. Public versus private, old versus new, town versus county, island versus island – some high school rivalries continue well into graduates’ old age.

The Images of Old Hawaii website periodically publishes articles about various high schools around the state. We will post links about these Hawaii high schools on their website periodically.

In 1862, following a plea from King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to the Church of England, the first Anglican (Episcopalian) bishop and priests arrived to establish the Diocese of Honolulu.

In addition to Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma initiating the Cathedral of St. Andrew, they also founded two schools; ʻIolani School, which began as St. Alban’s School for boys.  Later, St. Andrew’s Priory for girls was founded. ʻIolani is now coeducational, while the Priory remains a school for girls.

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Hawaii National Guard graduates include: Love Williamson, Ryan Endo, Richard Young, Blythe Jean Itoman, Roy Matsumura, Dwight Kealoha, Ronald Han  – can you name others?

Related:
President Theodore Roosevelt High School
President William McKinley High School
Hilo High School
Kamehameha Schools

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