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Alumni  refers to a group of men and woman graduates/former students. Alumna is used to refer to a woman graduate or former student. Alumnus is used to refer to a male graduate or former student.  Alum is considered as an acceptable gender neutral version.






  Alumna ~ Elsbeth Beard

“Having left SMCC in 2014, I went on to study the International Baccalaureate at Exeter College. I have been working at the school since March 2018 as Clerk to Governors. I am very lucky to be able to give back to such a wonderful community. I have just completed my BA in English Literary Studies at the University of Exeter. In September 2019 I will continue onto my MA of the same subject. I enjoy travel, believing in the importance of experiencing a diverse variety of cultures and languages. In 2014 I became one of the many SMCC students to visit Uganda in conjunction with AMIGOS. I have also been interrailing, travelled to the Philippines, and visited Jordan this summer. This was a real highlight for me, as I have always wanted to visit the Lost City of Petra.”

Alumna ~ Ellie Sauerzapf

After completing my GCSE’s at SMCC in 2014, I continued my education at Petroc College, studying A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology, with an AS level in History. During these two years at college, I also took on the role of a STEM ambassador to promote the study of the sciences, to young people, particularly encouraging women to join these male dominated areas. Following my A-Levels, I studied Forensic Science at the University of Kent for three years. After successfully achieving a First Class Honours in my degree, I will be returning to University of Kent this September to study a Masters in Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods. In the future, I hope to travel to see more of the world and gain valuable life experience in different cultures before entering full time employment in a career aiding the Police force in forensic evidence laboratories.



Alumna ~ Ruby Petch ~ SMCC Head Girl 2017-18
I am 17 and a climber based in North Devon, currently studying at college in North Devon.

I have been climbing from a young age, introduced to the sport by my Dad. Although I properly began climbing at about the age of 9. I joined the local climbing walls youth club and then progressed through the various squads they had at the time. From about the age of 12 I competed in various competitions in both lead and bouldering held nationally. Competing provided me with a goal to work towards which I found helped me to become a better climber. I really enjoyed competing and achieved some good results such as a podium position in my last year of girls group A at the National Youth Climbing series final held in Edinburgh (April 2018).

Over the past year as I have stopped competing as much and have been climbing outside more. I have been really enjoying bouldering on the coast locally and exploring the Exmoor coast in particular, Putting up a few of my own first accents. I have been on various Bouldering trips abroad including a week in Fontainebleau in France and a trip to Albarracin in Spain earlier on in the year and already have several trips lined up for the rest of the year, including another trip to Albarricin.

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