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Remember David Gilpin-Hudson

David age 17

David 2006


What was your nickname at Priory?



When did you attend Priory

1976 - 1978


How did you locate the Priory website?

I had my address listed on a site that included a Jamaican High School page, and someone contacted me.


Who were your most memorable teachers?

All the teachers were devoted to student success – I couldn’t pick a favorite, but Mr. Bourke’s academic counseling was incredibly helpful.


Who were your best friends at Priory?

Priory was full of welcoming people, and I had a great time there – I was mostly in the company of Gary Dilworth, Andy Demetrius, Gordon Thomas, Stuart Drake, Conrad Robinson and the domino table crowd.  


Gary Dillworth & Andy Demetrius


Gordon Thomas


Who are you in touch with today?

Gordon Thomas somewhat frequently; Gary Dilworth and Andy Demetrius via intermittent e-mail flurries.


Who would you like to track down?

No immediate urgency - but anyone who remembers me is welcome to make contact.


What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I wasn’t a wild one. Before I went to Priory, I had been at a repressive authoritarian school, so just enjoying the everyday freedoms that Priory offered made me feel like I was living on the wild side all the time.


Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

I wouldn’t say Stephen Hanna was crazy. He was actually very talented, and could entertain at will. He was Priory’s own Comedy Central.


Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

I live in West Palm Beach, Florida, and am lead planner for the South Florida Water Management District.


Tell us about any significant others

On my own


Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

I came across several Priory alums while at University of Florida. It shouldn’t have been that odd to imagine, but out of context I found myself sort of tongue tied a few times – sort of that feeling of “That person looks so familiar” and then I’d meet them later at a Caribbean party, and we’d both say, “I thought that was you.”


What do you think of the Priory Website?

It’s really good, and every time I check, it’s grown even more. Thanks for the effort.


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