|June 20, 2019
The Big Interview - Ann Looper Pryor
As a part of the buildup for the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1979, the reunion committee is reaching out to find out what has been going on with some of our classmates.
Today’s featured classmate is Ann (Looper) Pryor!
- Ann, where do you live now and where all have you lived since high school?
I live in Charleston, SC. I lived in Washington, D.C., for many years and spent two years all over California working on a political campaign.
- What would you like to tell us about your marital status, and do you have children and/or grandchildren?
I’m married to Greg Pryor and we have two dogs, both girls, Biscuit, a chug (chihuahua-pug) and Tallulah, a labradoodle.
- What has been your line(s) of work?
After college, I moved to Washington to work for Senator Strom Thurmond for several years then worked as a lobbyist, political fundraiser, and publisher in the design industry. Three years ago, I became Vice President of Alumni Affairs at my alma mater, the College of Charleston.
- What is your best memory from high school?
There are so many good ones, it’s difficult to say one was better than the others, but pep rallies, Friday night football games, and “discos” afterward stand out.
- What were you involved in during high school?
SGA, Tri-M, Interact, newspaper staff, MYF, cheerleading. I was on the volleyball and track teams, but I was awful at both.
- Who was your favorite or most influential teacher at PHS?
Again, I have lots of favorite teachers, but Mrs. Finley was probably the most influential because she made math seem interesting and gave me a lot of confidence in it. I think of her often and fondly.
- If you were to be transported back to high school days what would you do differently?
Pay more attention, daydream less, be kinder.
- Have you been to any of the reunions before? If so, what are your memories from them?
I went to the five-, 20-, and 30-year reunions and they were a lot of fun. I loved seeing everyone. I remember the 30th was the last time I saw my sweet childhood friend Regina Day Reece and I wish I’d spent more time talking with her.
- What are your hobbies now, or what do you like to do in your spare time?
Good question. I’d like to say I travel, read, try new restaurants, and collect wine. But I really work too much and watch a lot of television. My secret vice is Bravo. I love bad—I mean terrible—reality television shows.
- Who would you most like to see again at the reunion?
Too many names to list here! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone, of course.
- Is there anything you would like to share that we haven’t asked?
Thanks to Ann for sharing this information with us!