BGS Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

By Kate Birrell - Alumni and Community Manager

Last Wednesday night’s BGS Hall of Fame Gala Dinner went off in spectacular style. Held every three years, it is an important occasion that provides our School community with an opportunity to honour and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our Old Boys and the contributions they have made to society.

This year, eighteen Old Boys were inducted into the Hall of Fame, five as Young Achievers. To hear the stories of these remarkable men was inspiring for all in attendance. From architects to sportsmen, and journalists to entrepreneurs, their paths are diverse, but all are truly successful. Shared sentiments of the inductees included: take every opportunity; try your hardest; question everything; do good in the world. Keep an eye out for the next Meliora Sequamur for profiles on all the inductees.

Other highlights of the night included School Captain Brad Marais’ outstanding address about who inspires him, and Jonty Leadbeater’s memorable performance of a BGS version of ‘I vow to thee, my country’.

Soon the Hall of Fame Gallery, located at the St Andrews Street entrance to the Secondary School, will be expanded to include our new inductees. Their stories will no doubt further inspire current and future generations of BGS boys.

The night was a fine celebration of the life and traditions of the School. And wonderfully, above all accomplishments, it was friendship that rose to the fore as the most memorable and sustaining legacy of an education at Brighton Grammar. Meliora Sequamur.

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