THE MAGAZINE OF THE O’NEAL SCHOOL Fall 2017 • 2016-2017 Annual Report
Jackie Cavallini, Upper School English Blanche Hancock, Director of Alumni Relations Megan King, Director of Studies • Middle and Upper School Math Olivia Webb, Director of Admissions ANNUAL REPORT • GIVING Laura Wrightson, Advancement Systems Manager AUCTION GIVING Jennie Ford, Director of Annual Giving and Special Events CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Walker Bell '19 Faile Family Archives O'Neal Faculty and Staff Ted Fitzgerald, Photographer/O'Neal Parent Tom Reedy, Photographer The O'Neal School Archives
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Virginia Andres, Head of Middle School
It's the little things.
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From the Head of School Flight to 50 Bob Haarlow Falcons of the Past Leading Those Still in the Nest
Jeff Haarlow '92 & Jacob Talbert '13 team up to coach varsity boys' baskeball.
Reunions Marriages and Babies Falcons Spread Their Wings and Fly Spotlight on Class of 2013 Bridges in Math
A new math curriculum for Lower School
Students in kindergarten through 8th grade learn to become effective writers.
Class of 2017 Achievement Advisory in the Upper School Communication, Setting Goals and Self-Advocation
The Faile Foundation
Supporters of the Tuition Assistance Fund
Bringing a Vibrant Community to the Next Level The Strategic Plan 2016/2017 Annual Report & Giving
Head of School
Dear O’Neal Community, Every day I am reminded of our School’s rich history, and I can see the effect the support of generations of students and families has had in creating the outstanding educational experience for O’Neal’s current students. We are proud to honor O’Neal’s history and build upon that legacy. This issue of the O’Neal Magazine features a look at our past and present. An interview with O’Neal’s first headmaster, Bob Haarlow, recalls details of the School’s first years, and despite relatively humble beginnings the concept of a leading independent school was clear. An article profiling a few members of the Class of 2013 is a recent reminder of the School’s profound impact on generations of students, and The Faile Foundation’s support of the Tuition Assistance Fund highlights the caring and generosity of the O’Neal community. Faculty articles on mathematics, writing and advisory programs note the current and continuing work being done by our teachers to improve the experience of O’Neal’s current and future students. Direction for our continuing work comes from O’Neal’s Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 which also sets a course toward the celebration of the School’s 50th year. The plan focuses on four priority areas: 1. The Educational Experience 2. Financial Sustainability 3. Campus Optimization 4. Community Engagement O’Neal is on our “Flight to 50.” In just a few years we will celebrate this milestone and recognize the vision and dedication of the School’s founders. We also understand our obligation to continually build on their legacy to provide the best possible programs and environment for our current students and for generations to come. It has been another great year at O’Neal. Thanks to the incredible support we have received from parents, trustees, alumni and friends, we have been able to provide our students academic and extracurricular programs unsurpassed in the Sandhills region.
John C. Elmore Head of School 3300 Airport Road / P.O. Box 290, Southern Pines, NC 28388-0290 / Telephone: 910.692.6920 / Fax: 910.692.6930 / www.ONealSchool.org
“Our basketball team practiced in 30 degree weather on the outdoor court.” Despite the start-up struggles, Bob Haarlow enjoyed those years in the 4-mobile unit assembly of a school. “We became a little family,” he recalls. The new faculty also endured a lot and they had multiple roles but not without being highly regarded. As time passes the desire to do well in class for the sole reason of not to disappoint the teacher may now be succumbed by a different rationale. “I would often ask, ‘If you could be respected or loved as a teacher which would you rather be?’”, says Haarlow. “The answer was always split. Today, I’m not so sure teachers are respected as much, but they certainly are loved.”
Princeton graduate and college basketball athlete who was headed to Cornell’s program for hotel and restaurant management was abruptly detoured with a teaching opportunity in Honolulu. Only after two weeks in class, Bob Haarlow claimed, “This is what I want to do.” After two years in Hawaii, Haarlow returned to the mainland to teach at Pembroke Country Day School in Kansas City. The headmaster, Calvin Atwood, had a reputation of being a “ladies man” and while attending an event at Middlebury College he got to know one Mary Toerge – a strong player in the O’Neal initiative. Mary was looking for a headmaster and Atwood knew just the person for the job.
Bob Haarlow served as headmaster for 14 years before moving on to Heathwood Hall in Columbia, SC. Both of Bob’s sons graduated from O’Neal – Chris in 1987 and Jeff in 1992.
The last candidate to be interviewed, in April of 1971, Haarlow was hired as the headmaster of Wallace O’Neal Day School and five months later, the school officially opened its doors to 35 students in 4th – 6th grades. His annual salary was $12,200 – more than twice what he was making in Kansas City. “No one knew anything about starting a school,” says Haarlow. There was boarding school exposure among the founders, as well as that of public school. Haarlow had curriculum ideas but there’s more to running a school than just curriculum. “I remember sitting in Ted Taws’ (1st Board Chair) living room to put together a budget,” says Haarlow. “There were many assumptions.” Orientation week for faculty was more like lunch the day before school started and the main discussion was how teachers should be called. They had never met the students before school started. Bob and his assistant shared one phone by cutting a hole in the wall between the offices to slide it back and forth. “We had 100 books in the library and they were all given to us, but they were so old that no one wanted to read them,” says Haarlow.
Jeff Haarlow '92, O'Neal PE instructor and coach, with his father Bob Haarlow. O’Neal is celebrating 50 years in 2021. As the Falcons continue the “Flight to 50”, historical markers will be spotlighted along the way. 3
Falcons of the Past Leading Those Still in the Nest by Blanche Hancock
REUNIONS Time to Get Together! How long has it been? 10, 20, 30, even 40 years??
Classes of 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008 Let’s make a plan! Email Blanche Hancock if you are interested in helping organize your reunion.
Stay Tuned for Regional Gatherings in the Following Towns:
Wilmington Raleigh Charlotte Greensboro Chapel Hill Boone/Blowing Rock A shared love for O’Neal, its sports teams, and all things basketball, brings this pair together to share their expertise and leadership with the varsity boys’ basketball program. Jeff Haarlow, O’Neal Class of 1992, and Jacob Talbert, Class of 2013, are excited to join forces for the success of the Falcons in 2017.
Call or email Blanche Hancock if you are interested in hosting a Spring 2018 Gathering of O’Neal Alumni and Friends!
Jeff has served a combination of 12 years as men’s basketball head coach for Berry College and Tennessee Temple University. He was named “Coach of the Year” for the conferences of both of his college teams. Jacob has just graduated from Campbell College having played basketball for the Camels his entire college career and was selected to the Big South All-Academic Team.
Blanche Slade Hancock '88 Director of Alumni Relations firstname.lastname@example.org (910) 692-6920 ext. 150
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Katie Maness '09 and Matthew Zale July 21, 2017
Dante '10 and Chelsea Del Guercio September 30, 2017
Devin '11and Brittany Roberts September 30, 2017
Abigail Fuller (Butler) '12 and Logan Butler '13 October 14, 2017
Devin Roberts '11 and wife, Brittany Cameron Lenora Roberts January 21, 2017
Leah Kelly Grose '07 and husband, Michael Ruthie Stone Grose March 4, 2017
Kenleigh Cameron Stafford '07 and husband, Rhett Charles Paxton Stafford April 19, 2017
Lynn Crow Baker '03 and husband, Kirk Hayden Elizabeth Baker June 17, 2017
Weston '05 and Marci Oâ€™Donnell Davis '07 Avera Emerson Davis September 23, 2017
Falcons Spread Their Wings & Updates from 6 members of the Class of 2013 By Blanche Hancock
thrilled to be starting my career at Pfizer.” As a member of the rotational program, Katherine will have three, eight month positions over two years. Her first role is in Incident Investigationsupporting the production of the Prevnar vaccine. This is a vaccine commonly administered to children under 2 and adults over 65 to protect against pneumococcal disease. She is looking forward to rotations to follow in Operations and Engineering. Katherine’s past experiences as an intern at Abiomed and a summer scholar at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have prepared her to tackle challenging assignments in a pharmaceutical setting. At Abiomed, a medical device company, she worked on quality assurance testing and was required to analyze test data and report her findings. This internship also required her to perform failure analysis testing on the Impella heart pump to explain why a certain failure mode was presenting so frequently. This failure analysis required her to brainstorm possible root causes with the team, independently run tests to isolate the root cause, analyze the data, and present back to the team. Collaborating with a team of engineers throughout her internship “taught me to productively work on a team in a corporate setting and developed my interpersonal skills.”
atherine McMurray graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University in May with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Her classes were very challenging, and “I couldn’t have done it without my fantastic classmates in ChemE.” Katherine’s major was very collaborative, which made working on the endless projects and problem sets much more enjoyable. She also relished her endeavors outside of coursework, as a member of the Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP) and Relay For Life all four years, and as a member of both executive boards for her senior year. As a member of STOMP, she created and taught engineering lessons with a partner in K-12 classrooms once a week. STOMP was one of Katherine’s favorite experiences in college; she loved teaching and working with the students. Throughout her four years she had fun exploring Boston and the surrounding area though she never did get used to the cold!
At the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Katherine evaluated a 3D model of a colorectal cancer tumor surrounded by normal host tissue and a microfluidic perfusion device that quantified metastasizing tumor cells. She was given freedom to design her own experiments, “which not only taught me that I enjoy innovating new experiments and solutions, but also that you must be adaptable in order to be innovative.” Most notably, Katherine designed the microfluidic perfusion device individually, with no prior experience with microfluidics. This required her to learn the fabrication methods and to iterate her design until she succeeded in isolating metastasizing tumor cells. About Katherine’s time at O’Neal, in her words: My time at O’Neal definitely prepared me for success at Tufts and at work. The tight-knit community at O’Neal taught me the importance of having a strong support network and helped me form similar bonds in other settings. The challenging AP coursework helped me develop the time management and study skills needed to succeed in college. O’Neal was a nurturing place that allowed me to pursue my
Katherine is currently an associate in the Rotational Development Program at Pfizer in Andover, MA. Throughout college she developed a strong interest in applying her knowledge to pharmaceutical manufacturing. “It is incredible to contribute to the production of safe and effective medicines and products to improve health,” says Katherine. “I am 6
Ian is now working full time at Saffron, as a "Software Engineer for Cognitive Computing Platforms", which means that he implements research being done by PhDs in their group and maintains their current product. Ian also enjoys spending some time talking about algorithms with some of the PhDs.
academic passions and I have taken this love of learning with me throughout college and beyond. The individualized attention I received from the teachers at O’Neal made me more confident in my abilities and helped me develop the skills I needed to form strong relationships with my college professors. I am very thankful for the time that I spent at O’Neal and how it shaped me as an individual.
About his time at O’Neal, in his words: One of the first things that comes to mind about O’Neal is that I didn’t have any adjustment issues with workload coming into college which made the social transition much easier. Academically I was very well prepared for the introductory freshmen classes. For the rest of college I always remembered the expectations that O’Neal’s staff and faculty had for me after graduating from O’Neal. In several cases, I found myself taking college classes because of teachers like Win Ford and Alison Chernin; I wanted to take what I had learned in the class and go back to talk to them about it. Socially I found what I was looking for at O’Neal. Close with a few, friendly with many. Going into college without the expectation of making every person I meet a close friend led to better friendships with those I got along with.
an Baldwin was admittedly not crazy about staying in North Carolina for college but he really enjoyed his time at NCSU. He made close friends who helped “drive me socially and academically.” Academically at NCSU, Ian’s experience reminded him of high school at times because there was a lot of focus on classes that were not directly related to his major. In addition to a variety of classes, NCSU has many great professors within computer science that helped to expose Ian and other students to parts of the discipline that were offered as optional classes. Ian states that “NCSU goes out of its way to expose students to companies making it a lot easier for students to find internships or jobs." After two internships that were enjoyable, challenging, and informative, but not good long term career fits for Ian, he landed at Saffron Technology, a startup based in Cary. Saffron develops an artificial intelligence platform that competes against IBM Watson. Reading about them before he even applied for an internship made Ian realize this was a place he would enjoy working. During his internship he worked with several PhDs and software engineers who were just as eager as he was to be working on this product. Ian’s work during his internship was adopted internally at Intel, the Laboratory for Analytical Sciences at NCSU, and the NSA.
adelyn Davis graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in tourism management and a minor in psychology. Her major required that she have two professional internships. The first internship was at Fripp Island as a recreation intern where she had the opportunity to lead different programs and help create new ones. Her second internship was in special events at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC in which she “got to really explore how fundraising events work and I got to see how a nonprofit operates.”
Her recent move to San Jose, California has Madelyn working for Aramark at the SAP Center as an A2L. The A2L is Aramark’s program where they take recent graduates and put them on an accelerated path to becoming a manager. After one year at the SAP Center she will be relocated to a different account. She is really enjoying being around the excitement of large scale events like NHL games for the San Jose Sharks. The SAP Center is the bay area’s largest indoor concert and event venue. Long term, though, Madelyn would like to go back to working for a nonprofit. She truly valued her time and experiences at Ronald McDonald House Charities and would love to do something similar to that again.
in so much new information from the many skilled people that he works with! Looking ahead, though, he does not have a clear plan for the future, David is excited about the possibility of getting more involved with the design/development of next-gen satellites and other new spacecraft. About David’s time at O’Neal, in his words: I personally think the years you spend in high school and at college are what shape the kind of adult that you become and I feel that O’Neal’s smaller, tight-knit community did a lot for my growth; to be able to have a relationship with your teacher where you can openly ask questions or share personal concerns isn’t something that many schools out there offer. I also feel that if I hadn’t taken Mr. Wood’s Physics/AP Physics courses at O’Neal, it is likely that I wouldn’t have gotten so interested in engineering!
About Madelyn’s time at O’Neal, in her words: I think that my time in the Upper School at O’Neal did prepare me for college. At first, it was a big shock going from such a small high school to a university as big as USC but I made a great group of friends who made the school feel smaller. I think the teachers at O’Neal do a great job preparing students to go to college. I was able to form relationships with my teachers at O’Neal which made me more comfortable talking to my teachers at USC. David McLaurin attended North Carolina State University and successfully completed his double major in electrical and computer engineering this past May. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at NCSU meeting people from all over and being introduced to new experiences was eye opening. He credits his time spent there for getting him excited about a future career in engineering. David is currently living outside of Washington, D.C. and working as a hardware engineer for Hughes Network Systems, a broadband satellite company. As an engineer for HNS, David is designing and developing the company’s satellite internet modems and ensuring they are dependable and efficient. He is really enjoying what he is doing as he soaks
eslea Everett attended Gardner-Webb University which “was perfect for me transitioning from O’Neal’s small community. GWU had small class sizes as well and I was able to form relationships with my professors.” Some highlights of her college experience are winning a lip sync competition with her freshman orientation group, being president of the Dawg Pound (student section at sporting events), vice president of SNCAE (Student NC Association of Educators), and meeting her boyfriend of 3 years. Leslea completed her student teaching in 4th grade at Springmore Elementary in Cleveland County. Her experience there and in GWU’s school of education prepared Leslea to step into
a position as a 4th grade science and social studies teacher at Monroe Avenue Elementary School, a low income, high needs school, in Hamlet, NC, where she began the school year this past August. About her time at O’Neal, in her words: My time spent in the Upper School pushed me and challenged me like I’d never experienced before. I was used to breezing through school, but O’Neal’s rigor and curriculum pushed me to work and study harder. It was at O’Neal that I learned how to take notes, how to study, and how to balance the demands of sports, school, clubs, social, and family life. I remember my freshman year of college religiously checking and following the syllabus for each class. The syllabus for my English class gave directions and a due date for an essay that was NEVER mentioned in class. On the due date, I was one of three people in a class of twenty who knew anything about the essay. I credit O’Neal for the completion of the essay because it was there that many teachers told us, “When you get to college, professors won’t remind you when assignments are due. They expect you to follow the syllabus and turn in your work on time.”
fact that they all care about the students in the department. She loved the Visiting Writers Series at Butler feeling that the program kept her informed on up-and-coming authors as well as allowing her to meet a few Pulitzer and Man Booker prize winners. Lizzie was active in her time at Butler working in the Creative Writing Summer Camps. She taught kids how to better read and write by way of workshops for young talent in the Butler area. She also participated in the Teaching Fellowship, through the English Department at Butler, where she worked with Butler freshmen in terms of tutoring and holding office hours to answer their questions about all things writing and college life. Lastly, Lizzie used her webcam to teach English to elementary students in China. Lizzie is currently working as a Technical Communications Specialist with Avalon Group in Indianapolis. She writes documents containing software and firmware requirements usually in regards to hospital equipment and diabetes care. She promises: “It is much more fun than it sounds!” About Lizzie’s time at O’Neal, in her words: Because of my time at O’Neal I was accustomed to lengthy assignments before entering college. I was truly shocked that so many college freshmen these days do not even know what a five paragraph essay is. The teachers in the Upper School really fostered my identity as a quirky individual making me feel confident upon entering a new setting with so many strangers. And when times were tough in college I knew I had my O’Neal family to go home to.
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izzie Terrell thoroughly enjoyed her time at Butler University, and graduated with her degree in English this past May. She describes Indianapolis as a great city with plenty of activities and even more food. It is easy to escape the city life and hit the numerous parks and nature trails. As a Butler Basketball fan, she enjoyed the hometown feel of the games and the “100% chance of meeting every member of the team.” Lizzie complimented the variety of backgrounds that make up the English department, as well as the
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The NEW Lower School Math Curriculum by Megan King
hen O’Neal opened its doors in 1971 the School only had three teachers and three grades levels. Since then the School adapted to changes necessary for adding grade levels as well as watching the campus grow. Change will always be inevitable in education. Educators must adapt to the ever-evolving world to continually prepare students for the jobs of the future. In today’s classroom students are taught skills beyond the three R’s; students are engaged with 21st century skills needed for their future in college and beyond. These young scholars can learn to love learning and to be creative, innovative, problem solvers, effective communicators, and collaborators. To reach these life skills, along with specific mathematical goals and content, O’Neal has chosen to implement Bridges in Mathematics for kindergarten through fifth grade. This new comprehensive curriculum can provide students with the tools to be confident problem solvers, to have a strong number sense, and to be self-reliant learners.
Away with rote memorization and on to teaching for understanding by using methods such as structured investigation and open exploration. In doing so, teachers ask students to explain their work and thinking to their peers. Moving forward, students will see math as a social and supportive subject and be well prepared for their future math courses in Middle and Upper School. Lindsey Imbs, kindergarten teacher said, “Bridges is providing a fun introduction to math on a level that caters to my active kindergarteners! We are moving, singing, and using our creativity to explore early math concepts. I have seen my friends begin to cement basic addition and subtraction through building with blocks and playing games that are engaging to them. I hope that this hands-on introductory approach will remove the stigma that ‘math is hard’ and that it will build a long-term positive attitude towards math--math is FUN!”
very morning Kari Smith’s first grade class gathers at the “Math Corner”. A floor to ceiling display of all types of math related tools help Mrs. Smith to go through the daily practice of numbers, equations, and patterns. Today, the next number to flip is… 12. How many 10’s are in 12? How many 1’s? Can you write an equation for 12? Look at the pattern on the card. How is this different from the pattern on the 11 card? What may you expect in the pattern for the next card? What is today’s date? How may you write that date in numbers? As far as school days – today is a …. Decade Day! What is a decade day? The last of every 10 days. How many days have you been in school? 40 days. Can you make an equation to equal 40? How many different equations can you make to equal 40? “It was a great number corner today!” – Chase Gaskell.
Third Grade Plays Bridges in Mathematics “Carrot Grab” Carrot Grab is a board game where students use math strategy to get to a friendly number. A roll of the dice and a twirl of a spinner dictate the amount of total spaces the student can move forward. The number on the dice indicates single spaces, where the spinner indicates 10s- added together equals the total spaces awarded. Students may break the number apart in any way to land on as many multiples of 10 as possible- which allows them to collect “carrots”. Using patterns of 5s and 10s students work to make bigger hops and to determine when they will land without counting by 1s with each move. When both students reach the end of the spaces (210), each player tallies how many carrots they collected. The player with the most carrots wins. Megan King works with Cindy Cordell's 3rd grade class. 11
Writer's Workshop by Virginia Andres
hat are the qualities of effective writing? What techniques do writers use to communicate their ideas? What are the features of specific types of writing? What strategies do writers use to improve their writing? What do writers want to communicate to their audiences and in what format? These are only some of the essential questions that O’Neal faculty from kindergarten through eighth grade are addressing as they guide their students through the Writer’s Workshop curriculum. Over the summer several teachers attended workshops in preparation for implementing the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) Units of Study in kindergarten through eighth grades. Developed, researched, and led by Lucy Calkins of Columbia University, the mission of TCRWP is to “help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers.” This mission lines up with O’Neal’s goals to graduate students who not only possess a broad understanding of various content but can clearly communicate their understanding to those around them while constantly striving to learn more. The Writer’s Workshop curriculum introduces students to a variety of writing styles. This curriculum and the strategies that teachers use to develop young writers puts the students at the center of the learning process by allowing them to choose their subject matter. Through brainstorming and “flash drafting,” students learn how to develop their “seed ideas” into larger pieces. After composing several drafts, students settle on one that they will take through several re12
Lindsey Shelton's First Grade Class
visions and eventually “publish” in their classrooms. Lindsey Shelton, first grade homeroom teacher, is not new to Lucy Calkin’s writer’s workshop program. She has already noticed the effect of this curriculum on her students: “They love it! They are always excited to write and the freedom allows them to build their confidence as writers. We are finishing up our first unit, and I can tell they are all so proud of themselves for building a collection of writing in their folders!” She was excited to attend the summer conference in Charlotte as it gave her a refresher in the format of each lesson and also strengthened her skills when conferencing with students. In each grade level students engage in projects at a developmentally appropriate rate. Each level of instruction is divided into three major units: Narrative, Informational, and Argument. They study mentor texts in order to learn how they can improve their own writing. Each lesson uses examples from these mentor texts to highlight a specific skill for the students to practice in their own writing. Students identify the skill in the text, learn how to implement it in their own writing, and then spend the rest of the lesson writing and conferencing. Kelley Adams, second grade homeroom teacher, attended the conference in Charlotte. She said, “As we focus on one skill at a time, it is a more effective way to practice and become the reader/writer we want our students to be. I feel that they actually comprehend what the one skill of our lesson is and either model or mold it into their reading or writing.” It also highlights the process of writing that is, as professional writers know, a messy one.
O’Neal students will go through many drafts, will write paragraphs that they will not use in their final product, and will develop a keen and critical eye of the purpose behind their writing and the efficacy of their own work. They will develop a “muscle” for sustained writing and will greatly increase the volume of the words they put to paper. Matt McMurray, sixth and seventh grade English teacher, attended two weeks of training at Teachers College at Columbia over the summer to prepare for this implementation. He came back from New York City with a clear vision and purpose for his students: “to ensure that our students become powerful readers and writers who read and write for real reasons - to advocate for themselves and others, to deepen their own and others’ knowledge, and to illuminate the lives they live and the world they are a part of.” The teachers using this curriculum are dedicated to teaching their students that writing is a process, and a difficult yet rewarding one at that.
At the end of each unit students celebrate their hard work by publishing a chosen piece. The students truly own both their process and progress so that the end result is a product of which they are proud. During the course of the 2017-2018 school year the faculty at O’Neal will focus on increasing the amount and quality of students’ writing across all of the subjects. Together the faculty will examine how they teach different styles of writing, how they guide students through the process of writing, and how they include grammar and vocabulary study. After eighth grade students will arrive in Upper School with strong critical thinking and writing skills which will only be further honed and polished prior to college. No matter what profession O’Neal graduates pursue they will be clear and effective communicators.
Middle School English Teacher Matt McMurray works with students.
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he swimming pool has been a part of O’Neal’s physical education program since 1975. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, 2017 allowed for the Aquatics Center at Taws Hall to get a facelift. O’Neal’s competitive swimming has a strong history of setting state records, conference and state championships as well as recruitment for successful college swimming careers. The real exhilaration, however, is spending time at swim class with the younger students as they are so delighted in their achievements by learning a new stroke, swimming to a challenging destination, or simply floating on their backs. O'Neal has much to be proud of in having the ability to teach young students the art of swimming… for strong minds, healthy bodies, and life.
Class of 2017 Achievement SAT /ACT Scores
*O'Neal Class of 2017 Avg O'Neal Class of 2017 Top 25%
SAT ERW SAT Math SAT Total ACT Composite
North Carolina 2017 Avg National 2017 Avg
* Note: Scores tabulated are for 4-Year college going seniors. All scores in the tables above are for the Class of 2017. Public school scores are
collected from the NCDPI website. The highest scores are used for all ACT tabulations (O'Neal and public schools). Scores for other area private schools are not published.
$2.9 Million in merit-based scholarships was amassed by the 38-member Class of 2017. Class of 2017 Matriculation for 4-year Colleges and Universities: Campbell University Christopher Newport University College of Charleston Davidson College East Carolina University Hampden-Sydney College Honors Program High Point University* Honors Program James Madison University Meredith College
North Carolina State University* School of Visual Arts NYC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill* University of North Carolina at Charlotte* School of Engineering University of North Carolina at Greensboro* University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Wilmington* University of Pittsburgh University of Virginia University of Washington Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University* Washington & Lee University West Point United States Military Academy
*multiple students attending
Other College Acceptances: Appalachian State University Ball State University Honors College Baylor University Belmont University Boston University California College of the Arts Chowan University Clemson University Colby College Elon University Florida Institute of Technology Gettysburg College Guilford College
Hofstra University Hood College Indiana University Johnson & Wales University Kent State University Lenoir-Rhyne University Lloyd International Honors College Loyola University Mary Washington University Marymount University Mitchell College North Carolina State University Honors College and College of Engineering
Ohio University Pennsylvania State University Pfeiffer University Pratt Institute Queens University Ringling College of Art and Design Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Salem College Syracuse University Texas Christian University The Kings College 15
University of Alabama Honors College University of California University of Colorado University of Kentucky University of Mississippi University of Mount Olive University of Oregon University of South Carolina University of Wisconsin Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College West Virginia University Western Carolina University Wingate University
Advisor Cindi Carr reviews goals with Junior Ralayah McRae for the second half of the semester.
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Advisor Guy Roberts reviews goals with Junior Ally Baldelli for th the semester.
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t O’Neal, the Upper School’s Advisory program aims to deliver on one simple truth: students perform better when greater expectations are placed on them.
But fifty-some years ago, that statement was little more than a theory. So, research psychologist Robert Rosenthal set out to prove it. His materials? Rats and mazes. He brought in one group of students and split them between two identical mazes. Rosenthal gave a rat to one group of students, and he told this group that their rat had been bred to be “maze bright.” To the other group, he gave a rat that he characterized as “maze dull.” Each title was a ruse; the rats were from the same litter and were nothing but equally ordinary. Rosenthal observed as the groups of students trained their rats to prepare for head-to-head competition. One group spoke about their “bright” rat with phrases like, “What a smart turn to make,” and the other group with phrases like, “Wow, that was dumb!” The smarter the students believed their rat to be, the fewer times they interfered with its progress through the maze. The inverse was true for the “dull” rat’s group. And what happened when the two rats were brought back together? The “bright” rat won the race. Every. Single. Time. Rosenthal went on to adapt and repeat this study on humans in a San Fransisco school, and today, anyone who has raised or worked with the sponge-like minds of children can tell you that a student is more likely to deliver results when he believes expectations are high. With the help of the “8 Keys to Excellence” curriculum, ushered in by O’Neal’s Director of Studies, Megan King, the Upper School’s Advisory Program has been reinvented to assist its students to achieve their ultimate potential. “My favorite aspect of the curriculum is that each key is pertinent to all students in high school no matter their age,” says King. “It provides a safe and fun environment for students to discuss failures, success, struggles, and motivation.” Since each student at O’Neal has her unique interests and goals, Advisory is tailored to place these students (advisees) into small groups with one teacher (advisor). The advisor’s role includes, but is not limited to: being the first line of communication for teachers and parents, helping advisees set personal goals and revisiting those goals throughout the school year, and coaching advisees to self-advocate when faced with inevitable challenges. The O’Neal School believes that pairing an intentional character curriculum - two of the eight keys include “Live with Integrity” and “Failure Leads to Success” - with involved faculty mentors is what makes Advisory one of the cornerstones of an institution that prides itself on relationships and individual attention. Although Advisory meets once a week to a prescribed program, it’s the organic happenings that tend to be the most memorable. The team of freshman advisors penned letters to each advisee before the start of the school year. Mrs. Isaacs’ junior advisees created a Positive Thoughts wall. The team of senior advisors took a breath at the end of September so that their advisees could workshop their college applications. O’Neal’s valuing of individualized attention and high expectations for students is also evident in the advisee-led sessions. Advisees will each get a chance to lead one Advisory session during the school year. Following that session, advisor and advisee will meet to reflect on peer, self, and advisor feedback as a tool for continuous development. Advisors often say that one of their favorite things about being an educator is that they have the privilege of facilitating this growth among their advisees. And every advisor genuinely believes that with the right tools and high expectations, their advisees’ can achieve excellence. 17
“We strive to help make a difference by strengthening organizations to make significant and effective change,” said Danica. “We believe that education, fueled by exploration and fairness, is a cornerstone of this effective, sustainable change.” “This fund did not exist when my sister and I were students at O’Neal, and we especially appreciate the access that it provides to historically underrepresented demographics,” Danica explains. “The Foundation also sees the Tuition Assistance Fund’s potential to add breadth to already-maximized awards from O’Neal’s Financial Aid program. The hope is that this type of grant award, combined with gifts from other individuals and foundations, will help O’Neal create the comprehensive aid packages they need to bring true community access to the School.”
Jack and Jib Faile
The O’Neal School is not only where Danica graduated but also where her younger sister and fellow Board member, Alicia Myer, attended for several years before moving back to her home state of California and finishing high school at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. Both former Falcons currently reside in San Diego, as do their mother and stepfather, Toni Faile Lyerly and Larry Lyerly. Toni and her late brother, Jib Faile, were Jack’s only children. Jib’s daughter (Jack’s youngest granddaughter), Jennie Faile, also an officer of the Board, is raising her family in Asheville.
t has been less than 24 hours since Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc upon the Virgin Islands, and Danica Zupic has put her morning on pause to discuss The O’Neal School’s Tuition Assistance Fund. As executive director of The Faile Foundation, it can be guaranteed that Dani (as she is best known to fellow members of O’Neal’s Class of ‘97) will wedge our discussion between several other calls and emails on this particularly devastating day. Ever true to the heart, home and legacy of its late founder, John B. “Jack” Faile, the Foundation serves a multitude of high-impact charitable environmental and educational organizations in the Virgin Islands. So while she refused a reschedule and gives me her trademark, unquestionably full attention, Dani is keeping a running tally in her head. And she, along with the rest of the small family foundation’s Board of Directors, will breathe a sigh of relief for every single text, call and Facebook post that lets them know another member of their Virgin Island flock has survived the storm. By press time for this article, Irma will not have been the first storm to have such an effect this hurricane season. As for the Tuition Assistance Fund, the Faile Foundation Board will look forward to future results from the grant funds they awarded to O’Neal last December. 18
“This grant was a very generous gift to a growing fund that has been needed by the O’Neal community for some time, but it was more than that.” says Head of School John Elmore. “From what I have learned about the mission, vision and values of The Faile Foundation, I believe the multi-level engagement that we saw here would please its founder.” Elmore adds, “Danica’s participation as both an engaged alumna and also as a representative of this family foundation were combined with and strengthened by her and her family’s past and on-going relationships with O’Neal faculty and staff to shape a gift that literally channels the values of their foundation into the vision of growth that is shared by O’Neal leadership and aligns perfectly with the direction in which we are headed. This is an example of putting a handson, global mindset behind sustainable, local goals.”
Designed to promote accessibility and socioeconomic diversity for current and future generations of O’Neal students, the Tuition Assistance Fund covers the gap between Financial Aid coverage and out-of-pocket expenses for students who truly add value to the School but whose families need some extra financial assistance. Sometimes that means helping with tuition, books, or - in the case of this September 8th phone call – the fee for a seemingly ordinary extracurricular activity that will actually amount to a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for an anonymous, but highly meritorious student.
They will never know the names of any of the students that they help, but Faile Foundation board members see the Tuition Assistance Fund as the most fitting vessel for delivery of mission-appropriate funds to an institution for which they care very much. Since its inception in 1994, The Faile Foundation's mission is to support and strengthen Educational and Environmental Organizations. The most fitting logo to symbolize that mission also happens to be a vessel: a hand-drawn rendering of the sailboat that Jack built, loved and maintained as a home for his young family in the 50’s. Toni and her brother, Jib (Jennie’s late father) spent their childhood on the sea, from the Caribbean to the Netherlands to Jack’s native New York.
“When I saw how this fund worked and who it was helping, that was the first time that I felt very strongly about approaching the Faile Foundation for assistance,” said Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Olivia Webb '02.
“My Father believed everyone deserved to feel loved. It was that simple. Whether he was donating the land where the egrets nested across from our home, teaching me how to make furniture, listening to one of my brother’s many stories, or finding a way to help the many people who came to him, looking for a way to succeed, my father’s smile always let you know you were loved” said Toni Lyerly.
Webb elaborates, “I know their values because, after meeting on Alicia’s first day in fifth grade at O’Neal, I had the privilege of spending much of my childhood in their home and now counting them among the most important people in my life. Growing up, Toni was constantly living out examples of all that Jack instilled in her: That philanthropy is about making it possible for people with earnest needs and honest voices to better amplify and use those voices until they themselves become empowered to help others. The entire family, all of those Board members and, now, their respective families have that kind of mindset.”
A structural engineer by trade, Jack’s life was marked by the many things that he created, cared for and fixed with his own hands. In no place is this more evident than his home community in the US Virgin Islands. He founded a school for the children of St. Croix using design plans he had drawn himself, on table napkins. At Christmas time, he refurbished Toni and Jib’s gently-used toys and carried them to the Queen Louise Home for Children. The importance of caring for the place that one calls “home,” whether in reference to a village or an entire ecosystem, resonates throughout all that the Faile Foundation does. That theme, like the sea, seems to keep the Foundation positioned to see that all of the people, places and endeavors they care about remain connected and afloat. O’Neal is proud to be a part of their journey.
“The Faile Foundation, in some cases, offers training and administrative assistance for the non-profits that it serves; I guess I was able to informally receive such training from a very young age, and it has served me personally and professionally to this day!”
Egrets nesting across from the Faile family home.
Toni Faile Lyerly 19
Bringing a Vibrant School Community to the Next Level Strategic Priorities
Today's dynamic educational environment requires inclusion of current best practices in education. Curriculum alignment and expansion of the arts, global education, health and physical education are the focus.
Through prudent fiscal management, a growing student body, a strong marketing program, and an inspired charitable culture, O'Neal will be prepared for the future.
CAMPUS Effective utilization of the 5-building 40-acre campus is critical. A plan will be developed for ongoing maintenance and upgrading of existing and new facilities.
The O'Neal community has a unique culture described by character, service and welcoming to all. It is important to convey the message of O'Neal as an inclusive, nurturing entity to the greater community.
The entire 2017-2022 Strategic Plan is available at www.onealschool.org > About O'Neal. Within this 5-year span the School will be celebrating its 50th year. It's an exciting time in the history of The O'Neal School. 20
THE O’NEAL SCHOOL 2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT *Note: Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information contained in this report. However, if you have any questions or if there are any errors, please do not hesitate to contact Advancement Systems Manager Laura Wrightson at (910) 692-6920, ext. 106. Thank you.
2016-2017 Board of Trustees Executive Committee
Konni McMurray, Chair Stan Bradshaw, Vice Chair Win Dozier, Treasurer Lee Howell, Secretary Lynda Acker Robert Almony Paul Dent Mark Epstein Pamela Guest Michael Gutschmit '86
Sarah O’Leary Tom Pashley Za’Vette Tatum-Kodzai Joseph Tozzi Jana Van Paris Lynn Walters
Elaine Tate Baillie Stan Bradshaw F. Farrell Collins, Jr., M.D. Frank W. Curtis Heidi Hall Jones Edward T. Taws, Jr.
Head of School
Tish Edrington / Jen Morris Parents’ Association Co-Presidents Deborah Henry Athletic Booster Club President
2016-2017 O’Neal Administrative Team John Elmore Head of School
Virgina Andres Head of Middle School
James Franklin Director of Athletics & Transportation Services
Eddie Phillips Chief Financial Officer
Angie Manning Head of Lower School
Blanche Hancock Director of Alumni Relations
Will Rhem Head of Upper School
Olivia Webb Director of Admissions
Kathy Taylor Director of Communcations
2016-2017 Operating Fund Revenue:
Tuition (net) O’Neal Fund Auction (net) Auction - Innovation Initiative Other Revenue (1)
$5,100,450 134,910 130,032 40,150 404,048
Personnel & Benefits Plant (2) Technology Athletics Other Expenses (3)
$4,545,010 394,651 60,010 114,560 644,350
Total Revenue Surplus
Revenue: Innovation Initiative 1% Auction (Net) 2% O’Neal Fund 2%
Expenses: Athletics 2% Technology 1%
Other Revenue (1) 7%
Other Expenses (3) 11%
Personnel & Benefits 79%
(1) Other Revenue – Rentals, Auxiliary Programs & Services, Transportation, Contributions, Miscellaneous, etc. (2) Plant – Building, Equipment, Grounds & Pool Maintenance, Janitorial Supplies, Contracted Services, Medical, Safety & Security Supplies, Utilities, etc. (3) Other Expenses – Instructional Materials & Supplies, Professional Development, Transportation, Office Supplies, Miscellaneous and other expenses used in operating the School.
The O’Neal Fund
We would like to recognize the following who presented a cash gift to the O’Neal Fund between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Contributions to the Auction, Gifts in Kind and other categories are listed in their respective sections.
Inspired by the families who came together in 1971 to form The O’Neal School, we recognize their leadership with the establishment of the Founders Club. Total O’Neal Fund giving of $1,971 or more sets a generous example and standard for others to follow. Founders Club members are recognized annually by the Head of School and trustees. Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mrs. Elaine Baillie Ms. Holly Bell Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Carolina Commercial Contractors, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gavin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. James Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Ingalls & Snyder, LLC Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Keller Drs.William and Za'Vette Kodzai Mr. and Mrs. David B. Logan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. and Mrs. George R. Perkins III Mr. Edward T. Phillips Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schirmer Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. Timothy Williams and Dr. Diane Williams
O’Neal Society Donors
Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony Mr. and Mrs. Sam Amato AmazonSmile Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ansley Drs. Allen and Emily Averbook Mr. Steven Baldelli Mrs. Susan Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnwell Mr. and Mrs. Zac Barrett Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bartiss Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Basile Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Birdsall Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blake Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boan Ms. Lynn G. Bowness Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bradbury Ms. Katie Brannan Ms. Marie-Luise Brase Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Ms. Judy Browne Mr. and Mrs. Will Bullock Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burney Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Ms. Lyn D. Cagle Mr. Richard T. Capel Ms. Cynthia Carr Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Carran Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll Dr. David J. Casey and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni Mr. and Mrs. James Cavallini Mr. Jamie Chisholm Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Ms. Elizabeth Ciskowski Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Coates Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Collins The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Dr. David Coniglio and Ms. Lara Campagna Mr. and Mrs. Dan Copeland Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Copeland
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cordell Mrs. Wilma Creighton Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey I. Cutler Col. and Mrs. Patrick Dailey Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dawson Dr. and Mrs. Dell A. Dembosky Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dent Mr. Robert Diosdado and Ms. Erin Maes Dr. and Mrs. James Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Druga Mr. and Mrs. Justin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Brett Dymond Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eiserman Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ellis Mrs. Cheryl Essex Mrs. Lambeth Evans Miss Leslea Everett Ms. Renee Ferrerio and Mrs. Jennifer Ferrerio Ms. Sally Marshall- Fessenden Mrs. Amy Fields Mr. Ricky Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Win Ford Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. and Mrs. David M. Furie Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Futrell Ms. Beth Garrison Lt Col John Gaughan and Dr.Jessica Gaughan Mr. and Mrs. John Gessner Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbons Dr. and Mrs. Manlio Goetzl Ms. BJ Goodridge and Ms. Lori McFarland Dr. and Mrs. Matt Grafenberg Mr. Ansol Graham, Jr. and Ms. Dusty Johnson Dr. David M. Graves Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Grayson Drs. Francis and Vicky Grimm Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow Mr. Henry Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. J Hammond Mr. and Mrs. George Hancock
Drs. David and Paige Harrington Harris Teeter, Inc. Mrs. Mary C. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Keith Harris Mr. Scott Hasemeier and Mrs. Karen Wilson Mr. and Dr. Chris Haslup Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hayes Ms. Ashley Head Mrs. Woodard Heath Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Hendricks Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Henry Mrs. Helen Holmberg Herbert Holiday Cotillion Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Holshouser Mr. and Mrs. Ted Horvath Mr. and Mrs. Porter Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ingham Mrs. Ruby H. Ingold Maj. and Mrs. Russell Isaacs Ms. Laura Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnson Mrs. Carole Johnson Mr. Douglass C. Johnson Mr. Kenny Johnson Ms. Lauren T. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Brett Jones Dr. Gary Jones Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jordan Dr. Allen Joseph and Dr. Tania Paul Mr. Michael and Dr. Pamela Kantorowski Mr. Ben Kemp and Mrs. Cynthia Ahrens-Nelson Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Win Kerr Mr. and Mrs. John Kester Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kientz III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King Dr. Scott Klenzak and Ms. Jessica Kouba Dr. and Mrs. John Krahnert Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Kuhnert Dr. and Mrs. Mark Landers Ms. Ashley Laton Mr. Michael Lawn and Mrs. Kathryn Maples Lawn Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Leber Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Liberatore
O’Neal Society Donors Cont’d
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lienhard Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lina Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lineback Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Liner, Jr. Mr. Andrew Lovsin and Ms. Melissa Fleek Mr. and Mrs. David Lussier Dr. Lissette Machin Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Maness Ms. Angela Manning Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mansker Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack Ms. Grace Martin Drs. Bill and Kara Martin Ms. Stacy Martinez Ms. Kim Mason Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Massey Drs. Bobby and Carolyn Maynor Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. William McClelland Jr. Mr. and Ms. Steven McCulloch Col. and Mrs. Tom McFadyen Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIlwain Mr. and Mrs. Tracey McInnis Mrs. Kate Compton McIntosh Ms. Kit McKinley Mr. Matthew McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Larcoy McRae CW4 and Mrs. Birche Meese Mrs. Lynn Melton Dr. and Mrs. Morton Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mendoza Mid-South Food Service, Inc. Dr. Chris Miller Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Miller Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Mincey Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Morris Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morris Mr. and Mrs. William Moynahan Dr. and Mrs. Jaiwant Mulik Ms. Cheryl Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Nester Mr. and Mrs. Evans Neville Mr. Michael Norman Mr. and Mrs. Bart O'Connor
Dr. and Mrs. Gerard J. O'Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary Mr. Walter A. Osorio and Dr. Sabina Osorio Mr. and Mrs. John Parscal Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Pascal Drs. David and Edna Pashley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mrs. Elaine Bradbury Passman Mr. and Ms. Luke Pastre Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Pepe Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mrs. Robin Prim LTC. and Mrs. Joel Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Renner Mr. and Mrs. Will Rhem Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Richman Mr. and Mrs. Ken Riggsbee Mrs. Marjorie Roach Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts Mr. and Dr. Michael Rogers Mrs. Sarah Merchant de Rojas Mr. and Dr. Robert S. Rostan Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Rostan Major and Mrs. John Samples Mr. Anthony Sasseen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Saye Mrs. Jennifer Schmitz Schwab Charitable Fund Mrs. Lindsey Shelton Mrs. Cummins B. Sherrill Mrs. Jan Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Adam Simpkins Mr. and Mrs. Fulton A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Mrs. Kendall Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smithson Dr. John Song and Dr. Jasmine Han Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Sowell Mrs. Kathy M. Spangler Mr. George Spencer Mr. Brent Stark and Dr. Juliann Wallner Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik
Mrs. Sarita Stevens Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Ms. Jennifer Stroud Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Summers Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swartz Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tall Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tally Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thomas Mr. and Dr. Ryan Thurman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tompkins Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trevarrow Triangle Wine Co. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Turner Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Uherka Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ulrich Mr. and Mrs. Todd Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. Randy Vest Ms. Heather Wallace Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mrs. Olivia Webb Ms. Holly Webb Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb Ms. Heather Weeks Mr. Matthew Weeks Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wenzel Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whaley Drs. Jason and Teresa White Ms. Beth Whitman CPT. and Mrs. Henry Wickham Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wilder Mr. David Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilson Mr. David Wolff and Mrs. Young Mee Jun Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Woodard Mrs. Constance Fleming Wright Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wrightson Ms. Elaine Zelch Ms. Maria Zone Mr. Tom Zone
Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Mr. Steven Baldelli Mrs. Susan Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnwell Mr. and Mrs. Zac Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Basile Jr. Ms. Holly Bell Mr. and Mrs. Jason Birdsall Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blake Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boan Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Carran Dr. David J. Casey and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Coates Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Collins Dr. David Coniglio and Ms. Lara Campagna Mr. and Mrs. Dan Copeland Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Copeland Col. and Mrs. Patrick Dailey Dr. and Mrs. Dell A. Dembosky Mr. Robert Diosdado and Ms. Erin Maes Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Druga Mr. and Mrs. Justin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Brett Dymond Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eiserman Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ellis Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham Mrs. Lambeth Evans Ms. Renee Ferrerio and Mrs. Jennifer Ferrerio Ms. Sally Marshall- Fessenden Mrs. Amy Fields Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. and Mrs. David M. Furie Lt Col John Gaughan and Dr. Jessica Gaughan Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gavin Mr. and Mrs. John Gessner Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbons Dr. and Mrs. Manlio Goetzl Ms. BJ Goodridge and Ms. Lori McFarland Dr. and Mrs. Matt Grafenberg Mr. Ansol Graham, Jr. and Ms. Dusty Johnson Drs. Francis and Vicky Grimm Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. and Mrs. George Hancock
Mr. James Hardy Drs. David and Paige Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Keith Harris Mr. Scott Hasemeier and Mrs. Karen Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hayes Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Hendricks Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Ted Horvath Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ingham Maj. and Mrs. Russell Isaacs Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Brett Jones Dr. Gary Jones Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jordan Dr. Allen Joseph and Dr. Tania Paul Mr. Michael and Dr. Pamela Kantorowski Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Keller Mr. Ben Kemp and Mrs. Cynthia Ahrens-Nelson Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Win Kerr Mr. and Mrs. John Kester Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King Dr. Scott Klenzak and Ms. Jessica Kouba Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Kuhnert Dr. and Mrs. Mark Landers Ms. Ashley Laton Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Leber Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Liberatore Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lienhard Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lineback Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Liner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David B. Logan Mr. Andrew Lovsin and Ms. Melissa Fleek Mr. and Mrs. David Lussier Dr. Lissette Machin Ms. Angela Manning Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mansker Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack Ms. Grace Martin Drs. Bill and Kara Martin Ms. Stacy Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Massey Drs. Bobby and Carolyn Maynor Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. William McClelland Jr. Mr. and Ms. Steven McCulloch Col. and Mrs. Tom McFadyen Mr. and Mrs. Tracey McInnis Mrs. Kate Compton McIntosh Ms. Kit McKinley Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Larcoy McRae CW4 and Mrs. Birche Meese Mrs. Lynn Melton Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mendoza Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent
Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Morris Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morris Mr. and Mrs. William Moynahan Mr. and Mrs. Evans Neville Mr. and Mrs. Bart O'Connor Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary Mr. Walter A. Osorio and Dr. Sabina Osorio Mr. and Mrs. John Parscal Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Pascal Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mr. and Ms. Luke Pastre Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Mr. and Mrs. George R. Perkins III LTC. and Mrs. Joel Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Renner Mr. and Mrs. Will Rhem Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Richman Mr. and Mrs. Ken Riggsbee Mr. and Dr. Michael Rogers Major and Mrs. John Samples Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Saye Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mr. and Mrs. Fulton A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smithson Dr. John Song and Dr. Jasmine Han Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Sowell Mr. George Spencer Mr. Brent Stark and Dr. Juliann Wallner Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Ms. Jennifer Stroud Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Summers Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swartz Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tall Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tally Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thomas Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trevarrow Mr. and Mrs. Mark Turner Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Uherka Mr. and Mrs. Todd Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. Randy Vest Ms. Heather Wallace Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb Ms. Heather Weeks Mr. Matthew Weeks Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wenzel Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whaley Drs. Jason and Teresa White CPT. and Mrs. Henry Wickham Mr. Timothy Williams and Dr. Diane Williams Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilson Mr. David Wolff and Mrs. Young Mee Jun Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Woodard Ms. Maria Zone
Alumni Mrs. Peggy Bell Miller 1977
Mr. Scott W. Rostan 1991
Mr. Michael Lawn 2005
Mr. Richard T. Capel 1983 Mrs. Elizabeth Grady Jordan 1983
Mrs. Elaine Bradbury Passman 1995
Mrs. Kathryn Maples Lawn 2006
Cassie Mason Stefanik 1996
Mr. Douglass C. Johnson 2009
Mrs. Helen Holmberg Herbert 1997
Miss Leslea Everett 2013
Mrs. Constance Fleming Wright 1999
Former Oâ€™Neal Students Mr. George Hancock Ms. Grace Martin Mrs. Holly Webb Navo Mr. John H. Taws Mr. Adam Simpkins Mr. Lloyd Sullivan
Dr. David A. Edrington 1986 Mr. Michael A. Gutschmit 1986 Mr. David Logan 1986 Mrs. Blanche Slade Hancock 1988 Mr. Robert S. Rostan 1988
Mrs. Farra Martin Wilson 2000
Mr. Evans Neville 1989
Mrs. Olivia Webb 2002
Mr. Chris Smithson 1990
Ms. Lauren T. Johnson 2004
Parents of Alumni & Former Students
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Amato Drs. Allen and Emily Averbook Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bartiss Ms. Lynn G. Bowness Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Ms. Lyn D. Cagle Ms. Cynthia Carr Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cordell Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey I. Cutler Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dent Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Futrell Ms. Beth Garrison
Dr. David M. Graves Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Holshouser Mrs. Ruby H. Ingold Dr. and Mrs. John Krahnert Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lina Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Maness Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIlwain Dr. and Mrs. Morton Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Mincey Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Nester Dr. and Mrs. Gerard J. O'Donnell Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Pepe Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schirmer Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ulrich Ms. Beth Whitman Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wrightson
Faculty and Staff Kelley Adams Patty Amato Sam Amato Julia Ambersley Virginia Andres Alyson Barrett Zac Barrett Christine Birdsall Lynn Bowness Katie Brannan Marie-Luise Brase Judy Browne Laura Bullock Lyn Cagle Cynthia Carr Jackie Cavallini Jamie Chisholm Elizabeth Ciskowski Alison Coates Jenell Copeland
Cindy Cordell Brooke Cutler Amanda Duffy John Elmore Renee Ferrerio Ricky Fisher Jennie Ford James Franklin Mark Futrell Beth Garrison Lisa Gessner Sue Gibbons David Graves Boyd Grayson Vicky Grimm Henry Hamilton J Hammond Blanche Hancock Reid Haslup Ashley Head
Suzanne Holshouser Lauren Hunt Jennifer Isaacs Laura Jackson Kenny Johnson Ben Kemp Megan King Ceci Liner David Lussier Angie Manning Kim Mason Matthew McMurray Chris Miller Jennifer Morris Jaiwant Mulik Holly Webb Navo Kathy Nester Michael Norman Jennifer Parscal Eddie Phillips
Suzanne Phillips Robin Prim Will Rhem Guy Roberts Sarah Rojas Jennifer Schmitz Lindsey Shelton Jan Simmons Kari Smith Kendall Smith Sunny Sowell Kathy Taylor Rebecca Thurman Sandee Tompkins Penny Vest Olivia Webb Heather Weeks Woody Wilder David Williamson Laura Wrightson
Grandparents and Friends
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ansley Mrs. Elaine Baillie Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burney Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll Mrs. Wilma Creighton Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dawson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dent Dr. and Mrs. James Dougherty Mrs. Cheryl Essex Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch Mrs. Mary C. Harris Mrs. Woodard Heath Mrs. Carole Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kientz III Ms. Cheryl Nelson Drs. David and Edna Pashley Mrs. Marjorie Roach Mr. Anthony Sasseen Mrs. Cummins B. Sherrill Mrs. Kathy M. Spangler
Mrs. Sarita Stevens Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Ms. Elaine Zelch Mr. Tom Zone
Businesses and Foundations Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company AmazonSmile Foundation Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Carolina Commercial Contractors, LLC Harris Teeter, Inc.
Holiday Cotillion Ingalls & Snyder, LLC Mid Carolina Primary Care Mid-South Food Service, Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund T. Lloyd Kelly Foundation
Target The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Triangle Wine Co.
Restricted Donations and Gifts in Kind
The needs of The O’Neal School are diverse, and contributions are made in a variety of forms. All support is appreciated. Some contributions are made specifically restricted to fulfill a particular purpose. Donations other than cash or securities are considered gifts-in-kind. The 2016 – 2017 contributors are listed below. Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Keith Badger Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Barnes Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. Manuel W. Cauto Mr. and Mrs. Van Coats Dr. F. Farrell Collins, Jr. Ms. Sandra L. Douglass Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Earhart
Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore The Faile Foundation Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haas Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Henry Ms. Susan Hester Mrs. Nancy Howe Mrs. Lawrence Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Toby Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kakouras Mr. and Mrs. David B. Logan Mr. and Mrs. William McClelland Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Morris Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Nester Mr. and Mrs. Salvatoro J. Nuzzo Pete's Family Restaurant Ms. Arlene Phillips Mr. Edward T. Phillips Mr. Joseph Tichy Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whaley
Thank you to our Major Donors whose total giving for 2016/17 was $1,000 or greater. Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony ATEX Technologies, Inc. Mrs. Elaine Baillie Mr. Steven R. Baldelli Mrs. Susan Baldelli Ms. Holly Bell Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw The Budd Group Carolina Commercial Contractors, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Dr. F. Farrell Collins, Jr. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Col. and Mrs. Patrick Dailey Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dent Ms. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Drum and Quill Public House Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington '86 Edward Jones & Company Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham The Faile Foundation First Bank
FirstHealth of the Carolinas Fletcher Industries, Inc. Ms. Lindley Fleury Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gavin Ms. Janie Gould Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. James Hardy Harris Teeter, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. M. Hugh Hinton Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Ingalls & Snyder, LLC Mrs. Betty T. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kakouras Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Keller Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. David B. Logan Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack Drs. Bill and Kara Martin Drs. Bobby and Carolyn Maynor Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mid Carolina Primary Care, PA Mid-South Food Service, Inc. Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent North Carolina Community Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Salvatoro J. Nuzzo
Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Pete's Family Restaurant Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mr. Edward T. Phillips Pinehurst Medical Clinic Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Ronalter Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Rostan Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schirmer Schwab Charitable Fund Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mrs. Cummins B. Sherrill Mr. and Mrs. Adam Simpkins Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thomas Dr. and Mrs. David C. Thornton Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Ms. Cornelia Perry Mr. and Mrs. Todd Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whaley Mr. Timothy Williams and Dr. Diane Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore The Faile Foundation
Tuition Assistance Fund Ms. Janie Gould Nuzzo Family Foundatiom Mr. Edward T. Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quis Mr. Adam Simpkins
Endowment and Scholarship Gifts Endowment Funds for Faculty Enrichment Mrs. Helen B. Cook Fund • Majel Frey Curtis Fund
Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship Hannah Marie Bradshaw loved The O’Neal School as a positive place that helped her reach her true potential. A young girl whose enthusiasm, curiosity, and spirit of friendship enhanced the character of her class, her parents Jean and Stan Bradshaw established this endowed fund in her memory. Bradshaw scholars are selected from rising 9th graders. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bradshaw Ms. Deborah Graham
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Gerard O’Donnell
Bradshaw Scholarship Winner Rebekah Carr
Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship Helen Pringle Holmberg ’97 was The O’Neal School’s first John Motley Morehead Scholarship recipient. Jean Rae and Centre Holmberg established, the scholarship to recognize outstanding Upper School students who display leadership, scholarship, moral force of character and physical vigor. Recipients are selected from rising 9th graders. Mrs. Helen Holmberg Herbert • Mrs. Jean Rae Hinton North Carolina Community Foundation, Inc. Holmberg Scholarship Winner Molly Kuzma
Nuzzo Family Foundation Scholarship
The Robbins Scholarship
In recognizing Teeda and Sal Nuzzo’s strong value for a strong educational background, the Nuzzo family provides scholarships to four Upper School students annually. The Nuzzo Family Scholarship is given in honor of Rev. John Nicola a retired priest who taught Latin at The O’Neal School. This scholarship is not endowed. Recipients are selected as rising 9th graders.
The Robbins Scholarship is a four-year O’Neal Upper School scholarship awarded to a rising ninth grader, and was given in honor of Alice Robbins. Mrs. Robbins was one of the first teachers for the School, has served as a college counselor, head of the Upper School, interim headmaster and member of O’Neal’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. and Mrs. Sal Nuzzo • The Nuzzo Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Van Coats • Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins 28
Memorial Gifts In Memory of: Hannah Marie Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bradshaw Ms. Deborah Graham Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Gerard O’Donnell
In Memory of: John Phillips Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Keith Badger Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Ms. Sandra L. Douglass Ms. Susan Hester Mrs. Lawrence Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Toby Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Nester Ms. Arlene Phillips Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr.
In Honor of Joy Council, Jim Miles and Beth Whitman Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow
In Honor of Eli Furie Dr. and Mrs. David Furie
In Honor of James Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania In Honor of Simon Cagle 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch In Honor of Angie Manning & Suzanne Phillips Dr. and Mrs. Manlio Goetzl
In Honor of the O’Neal 5th Grade Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smithson In Honor of Alex and Christopher Dymond Mr. and Mrs. Brett Dymond
In Memory of: Dr. Jack Young F. Farrell Collins, Jr., MD
In Honor of Kevin Klenzak Dr. Scott Klenzak and Ms. Jessica Kouba In Honor of Aden and Ethan Ellis Mr. Anthony Sasseen In Honor of Allison, Graham and Gunnar Webb Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb
Auction 2017 Fund A Need: The Aquatics Center at Taws Hall
Thank you to all of the generous donors who raised their paddle in support of our Aquatics Center! Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Mr. Steven R. Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cooper Ms. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham
Ms. Lindley Fleury Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbons Ms. Janie Gould Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Mr. Stephen Later Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Mr. and Mrs. David B. Logan Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHarney Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills
Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Ronalter Jr. Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mr. and Mrs. David Shriver Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Drs. Jason and Teresa White
Auction Business Sponsorship
Platinum - $5,000
Bradshaw Capital Management
Gold - $2,500
First Bank Pete’s Family Restaurant Pulmonary Medicine / Pinehurst Medical Clinic Trident Marketing
Silver - $1,000
ATEX Technologies Bill Evans Company Caviness & Cates Communities Drum & Quill Public House Edward Jones / Dargan Moore FirstHealth Quantico Tactical The Budd Group The Castle Livery . . . Chauffeured Transportation
Auction Individual Sponsorship Magnolia Club - $1,000 Ms. Betty T. Johnson and Mr. Jim Hardy
Dr. Zavette Tatum-Kodzai and Dr. William Kodzai
Dr. Kim Tozzi and Dr. Joseph Tozzi
Dogwood Club - $750 Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno
Azalea Club - $250 Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Andrea Catania
Mr. Michael Gutschmit '86 and Mrs. Denise Gutschmit
Auction Advertisement Sponsorship Program Ruby - $500 My Hot Lunch Box
Sapphire - $250 Johnny O’s Awards Senn Dunn Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Simply Heaven Photography
Systel Business Equipment Co, Inc. Thigpen & Jenkins, L.L.P. Weichert Realtors On-Site Associates 30
The Oâ€™Neal School Auction Individual Contributors
Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mrs. Kelley Adams Mr. and Dr. Robert and Arghavan Almony Mrs. Julia Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Amy Andress Mr. Greg Austin and Ms. Kelly Ward Mr. Bryce Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Kristin Blake Ms. Lynn Bowness Mr. and Mrs. Stan and Jean Bradshaw Ms. Lulu Brase Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Sara Carran Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Jennifer Chriscoe Mrs. Jenell E. Copeland Mrs. Cindy Cordell Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Heidi Dent Dr. David Casey and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni Mr. and Mrs. Win and Elizabeth Dozier Mr. and Mrs. Justin and Amanda Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Brett and Barbara Dymond Ms. Alex Dymond '19 Mr. Christopher Dymond '17 Dr. and Mrs. David and Tish Edrington Mr. and Mrs. John and Lisa Elmore Dr. and Mrs. John and Jessica Fessenden Mr. and Mrs. Winfield and Jennifer Ford Ms. Beth Garrison Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Kristina Gaskell Ms. Katie Gaudreault NCMT Ms. Cassie Spencer Gavin Mrs. Lisa Gessner Dr. and Mrs. Jeff and Sue Gibbons
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Christine Gold Shi Fu Robert Goodman and Ms. Adriana Czerkawska-Goodman Mr. Michael Arthur Gutschmit '86 and Mrs. Denise Gutschmit Ms. Hannah Hancock Dr. and Dr. David and Paige Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Naomi Harris Ms. Ashley Head Mr. David Hensley and Mrs. Lisa Dishman Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Terri Howell Dr. and Mrs. Huankai and Jing Hu Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Lauren Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Russell and Jennifer Isaacs Mrs. Laura Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Butch and Nancy Jenkins Mr. and Dr. Koley and Michele Keel Mr. Benjamin Kemp Mr. and Mrs. Win and Janine Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Megan King Ms. Zoey King '21 Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Ms. Molly Kuzma '21 Mr. Mark Epstein and Ms. Julia Latham Ms. Kate Liner '17 Mr. and Mrs. David '86 and Elizabeth Paige Logan Ms. Katie Manness '09 Ms. Angie Manning Ms. Sarah Massey Dr. Robert McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Bonnie McGowan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Konni McMurray Mr. Matt McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Sammy and Melissa McPeake Mr. and Mrs. Birche and Damara Meese Mrs. Lynn Melton Mr. Stuart Mills and Mrs. Helen Probst Mills Dr. and Mrs. Greg and Jody Mincey Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Jennifer Morris Ms. Holly Navo Ms. Kathy Nester Mr. and Mrs. Sean and Sarah O'Leary Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Pashley Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Carolyn Riggsbee Mrs. Victoria Saenz-Grimm Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Betsy Saye Ms. Lindsey Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Kari Smith Mr. and Mrs. Xan and Gena Smith Mrs. Kari Smith Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Cassie Stefanik Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Christy Tall Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. Don and Laurie Trexler Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Janna Uherka Mr. and Mrs. Todd and Jana Van Paris W Brent Stark and Juliann Wallner Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Lynn Walters Mrs. Olivia Webb Mr. and Mrs. Timothy and Patricia Wenzel Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Natalie Whaley Ms. Nellie Wilcox
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UPCOMING EVENTS Silent Night Basketball Game Friday, December 8th
Homecoming 2017 Thursday, December 14th
Annual Alumni Basketball Challenge Wednesday, January 3rd
(Be on the lookout for open gym information over the holidays)
The Annual Auction Saturday, February 24th
Commencement Friday, May 25th
O’Neal is a college preparatory school dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character, and physical well-being of its students in an environment where integrity, self-discipline and consideration for others are fundamental.
The magazine and annual report 2016/2017 for The O'Neal School.