Diverse Learning Community
"You are the families who have helped build this school," said President Jim Scott '70 to approximately 80 guests gathered at the Punahou President's Pavilion on the afternoon of March 16, 2017.
Many of our donors have taken advantage of the ongoing Changing Lives Challenge, which matches every dollar donated to create or expand an endowed financial aid fund by $25,000 or more – doubling impact and increasing opportunities for promising children to attend Punahou without being limited by family finances.
Star Dahl-Thurston '16
Star Dahl-Thurston '16 is not afraid to be her own person. As a finalist in the Damon Speech contest, class president her sophomore year, or a teaching assistant in the after-school Chinese language immersion program at Wo International Center, Dahl-Thurston projects a confidence, warmth and curiosity that allow her bright personality to shine.
Lesley Brey's daughter came home one afternoon with an anxious look on her face and asked, "Mom, were you a bad student when you were at Punahou?" Brey's Punahou years flashed through her mind. She recalled the mostly good grades, a great group of friends and, then, that night they "broke" into the ROTC building.