Insights

Honestly, I can't think of one thing I wish I knew about college while in high school, mostly because it was so long ago. The biggest thing I struggled with was being home sick a lot my freshman year, and from time to time throughout the remainder of my three years, but learning to deal with that is not anything that can be taught in high school. You'll only learn from it through experience and having a great support system at home is key.

Stayson Isobe '07

Northern Arizona University

BA & MA Secondary Education - Mathematics
MA Educational Leadership


Stayson Isobe is a 2007 graduate of PCHS. He graduated with both his BA and MA from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Although his undergraduate studies were done in Secondary Education-Mathematics, Stayson is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Communications at Northern Arizona University and oversees the department's communications and creative team including a graphic designer, two photographers and a videographer.

Other Advice/Information

I would encourage all students to be open-minded. I never wanted to leave home, in fact I would've loved to have gone to UH. It was where my friends were and my family, and Hawaii was the only place I'd ever known. But moving away from college, and still currently working at my alma mater, was the best decision I could have ever made. It opened my eyes to a new world and provided me with so many opportunities. I was so involved with everything while at PCHS from playing sports to serving as class vice-president, and all of those experiences helped prep me for life beyond high school. Be open-minded and take advantage of all of the opportunities afforded to you.

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