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 ...
Melissa Bradshaw (Class of 2012)
Rector's Award from Stellenbosch University
On 5 October, Melissa Bradshaw received a Rector’s Award from Stellenbosch University for “Excellent Academic Achievement” during her Honours (Psychology) degree. Melissa was one of the top academic performers in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2016. Melissa is currently completing her Master of Arts in Psychology at St...
Eduard du Plessis (Class of 2013)
Rector's Award for Excellent Academic Achievement
As one of Stellenbosch University’s top students who excelled in academics, Eduard du Plessis was honoured with the Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement on 5 October. At the Stellenbosch University School for Accountancy Awards Evening on 21 September, Eduard received the following awards: – PWC Award: Best Third Year B.Acc S...
Katherine Gray (Class of 2007)
Katherine Gray (Head girl 2007) was the guest speaker at Founders' Day on Saturday 12 August.
In her speech Katherine referred to knowing yourself and what you stand for. She challenged people to find their value and reminded students that Somerset College allows them to be in a space where they can try different things, find out what they like and dislike and foster their talents. She encouraged students to use what is available to them to...
Chloë Garner (Class of 2008)
World Long Drive Champion
Just a year into her professional long-drive career Chloe Garner, ETSU women’s assistant golf coach, won the women’s World Long Drive Championship at the Clash in the Canyon in Mesquite, Nevada on 7 June 2017. Chloe defeated two-time champion, Phillis Meti, with a drive of 342 yards. Listen to an interview with Chloë...