This year, Canterbury’s Society of Alumni (SOA) created a new opportunity for recent graduates to continue their close involvement with the School. Members of the 2020-21 Sixth Form Council were invited to apply for the position of SOA Young Alumni Delegate — a role which will regularly engage them with the SOA Executive Committee during their post-graduation years leading up to their five-year reunion. Members of the Sixth Form Council applied for the position by interviewing with the SOA Executive Committee and, through the process, learned more about the myriad networking, mentorship, and representative opportunities offered to alumni. Maximilian (Max) Oeser ’21 was selected as the inaugural Young Alumni Delegate and shared his enthusiasm for the role: “I’m excited to interact with my classmates after we leave Canterbury and to keep my peers involved with the school that we all love so much.”
Max was introduced in his new position during the SOA Executive Committee meeting on May 7. His role will be integral in guiding the SOA on how to maintain and enhance their connection to current Canterbury students and in serving as a liaison for his class. Max will participate in all SOA Executive Committee meetings and work closely with his class to ensure active involvement with alumni events and giving campaigns. As he approaches his five-year reunion in 2026, Max will serve as the Lead Class Ambassador for the Class of 2021. He will be attending Lafayette College, PA in the fall.
Congratulations to Max on this exciting new role!