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Remember Ranjana Murthy
What was your nickname at Priory?
When did you attend Priory
1980-1989 (J3 - J6, S1 - S5)
How did you locate the Priory website?
Through my brother Praveen (also a Priory grad)
Who were your most memorable teachers?
There were so many - Mrs. Wong who taught me French (which I treasure and try to maintain), Miss Scott who was my J6 teacher and once ejected me for giggling too much, Mrs. Grant who gave me a love of literature (Shakespeare especially), Mrs. Lowe, who taught J5 and ran a tight ship, Mr. Fenton who was there for one year and taught history (and all the girls thought he was super cute :)). Mr. Harvey was so good at teaching chemistry and I loved Mrs. Carter (English) and Miss Richards (Geography). Mr. Cunningham and his wall mounted pencil sharpener for left handers - his way of protesting a "god forsaken right-handed world". And last but not least, Mrs. Hendricks who tried desperately to improve my art skills and, through no fault of her own, couldn't :(.
Mr. Harvey, Mr. Cunningham, Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Carter
Who were your best friends at Priory?
Over the years, Natasha Manley (my partner in giggling in J6), Stephanie Tame, Mark Melville, Javier Ramirez, Noam Enoch, Mary Louise Stanton, Shannon Curtis, Susanna Guardado.
Stephanie Tame and Noam Enoch
Who are you in touch with today?
Unfortunately, my brother Praveen aside, no one really. I hear about a couple of people through other non-Priory friends in Jamaica, but I would really like to get in touch with some of my friends.
Who would you like to track down?
Natasha Manley, Stephanie Tame, Javier Ramirez and Marc Melville
What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?
Skipped a morning of classes ("skulling") and felt very uneasy .... Mostly, I listened to tales of the wild antics of some of the above mentioned friends :)
What memories/views do you have of Priory?
I have very fond memories of the school - I truly loved my time there and learnt a lot and realized what a wonderful education I got when I went off to college, and what a diverse and interesting group of people I had known there. It was a privilege. And I will never forget Mr. Bourke and his untimely passing - he was a wonderful man.
Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?
Probably Javier Ramirez (He seemed to be up to something at all times) and Hernani Escobar (who was just plain nuts).
Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?
I live just south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley and work for Oracle Corporation in software development.
Tell us about any significant others
Unfortunately, none - I am single.
Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person
I found an email address for Natasha Manley a few years ago and wrote to her but never heard back :(. I also saw a picture of her in Harper's and Queen magazine which was pretty surreal.
What do you think of the Priory Website?
I love it - I am hoping I can reconnect with some folks soon. I would like to see more information about what the teachers are doing now, if possible.
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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 10th December 2006
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