Alison Harris (née Parker) – Class of 2009
Special Guest Speaker - Valedictory 2018
Valedictory provides us with one of those lockdown “moments in time” on your life journey. We had the pleasure of listening to Alison Harris addressing Somerset College Senior School at the Valedictory ceremony on Tuesday 16 October. Alison shared her journey since 2009 and highlighted some of the events that helped to shape her life and her e...
Michael Taberer (Class of 2002) and Dale Barrow (Class of 2003)
Tagboks
Michael Taberer and Dale Barrow have been chosen to represent South Africa at the Tag Rugby World Cup in Australia, 1 to 4 November 2018....
Dylan Elliott (Class of 2017)
Dylan was selected as part of the Protea Youth team of 6 to represent South Africa at the Cortland Flyfishing Championship in Solina, Poland, 6-12 August 2018. Dylan, on the right, is seen here with his fellow Boland team member, Erik Roos.
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Jon-Louis Burke (Class of 2008)
Jon-Louis was the guest speaker at Founders' Day 2018. He used the game of golf to illustrate some of the most important lessons he learnt during his life. "The basic rule of golf reads plain and simple, play the ball as it lies." Many of us could relate to what he said and he inspired the students to be the best version of themselves.
Read the full speech....
Faye Tunnicliffe (Class of 2016)
Cricket South Africa announced that Faye Tunnicliffe was chosen for the South African squad for the Emerging Woman's Triangular Series against England Women’s Academy and Australia’s Shooting Stars scheduled to take place in Pretoria at the Groenkloof and Assupol Tuks Ovals during April 2018.
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Pierre du Plessis (Class of 2014)
At a special award ceremony of Stellenbosch University on 12 February 2018, Pierre du Plessis received the award "Best Final Year Student in Actuarial Science for 2017".
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Vezi Mntungwa (Class of 2017)
Vezi Mntungwa was selected to play for the Boland U/18 Coke Week Cricket Team at the Khaya Majola Week In Johannesburg during December 2017.
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Lee-Ann Persse (Class of 2006)
On 22 November 2017 Lee-Ann Persse gave an insightful and inspirational talk at the Somerset College Pavilion.
Lee-Ann spoke about her journey as an Olympic athlete and her involvement with Team Unogwaja. Unogwaja is a growing legacy inspired by an incredible South African story of hope that we can all be part of. The Unogwaja challenge was initiated to follow the footsteps of Comrades legend Phil Masterton-Smith, who was affectionately known as “Unogwaja...
Natasha Rootenberg (Class of 2013)
Natasha Rootenberg received full colours at the annual Maties Sport Awards on Thursday 19 October. The full colours was rewarded for her participation in the SA indoor team in 2016
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Courtney Yon (Class of 2014)
Courtney Yon welcomed the Class of 2017 as new members of the Old Oaks at their Valedictory service on Friday 13 October. Courtney represented the Old Oaks Committee and signed the Old Oaks book with the matric representatives. Here is his speech:
Dear College, old oaks, parents and lastly, class of 2017 I would just like to start off by saying that it is such an honour to stand here today.  If you were to predict this for me a couple years ago, I’d definitely laugh at you. For those of you who know me, know that I tend to be more of an introverted person and that I would only open up to ...