THE MAGAZINE OF THE O’NEAL SCHOOL
2018 • 2017-2018 Annual Report
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Blanche Hancock, Director of Alumni Relations Lindsey Imbs, Third Grade Teacher Megan King, Director of Studies Kari Smith, First Grade Teacher Kathy Taylor, Director of Communications Olivia Webb, Director of Admissions Heather Weeks, Track and Field Coach
ANNUAL REPORT â€¢ GIVING Laura Wrightson, Advancement Systems Manager CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS O'Neal Faculty, Staff, and Families Tom Reedy, Photographer The O'Neal School Archives
This magazine is a product of the Communications Office. Contact Director of Communications Kathy Taylor email@example.com
O'Neal Department Heads Virginia Andres - Arts Nicole Camastra - English Jennifer Isaacs - Math Ryan Staude - History Heather Weeks - World Languages David Williamson - Science
PERFORMANCE the Name of the Game
THE MAGAZINE OF THE O’NEAL SCHOOL 2018 • 2017-2018 Annual Report
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The O’Neal School 3300 Airport Road Southern Pines, NC 28387 Telephone: (910) 692-6920 Fax: (910) 692-6930 Website: ONealSchool.org facebook.com/onealschool Twitter: @TheONealSchool 1
From the Head of School Flight to 50 Edward T. Taws, Jr. A 35 Year Tradition Cindi Carr
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Richard Joyner '77
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Refining the Academic Roadmap with Departmental Leadership
Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker
Marriages and Babies The O'Neal Class of 2014 What are they doing now?
A Chat with Sydney Swartz '10 Performance: The Name of the Game Making a Difference with Professional Development STEAM
Science Technology Engineering Art Math
Golf Work Hard, Play Smart
Class of 2018 Achievement 2017/2018 Annual Report & Giving
Head of School
Dear O’Neal Community, Each year, O’Neal surveys our families, and without fail, the teachers and coaches rank at the top of the School’s greatest strengths. They are noted for their knowledge, expertise and caring for their students. The campus is indeed beautiful and the facilities are second to none, but it is the people who daily instruct and nurture O’Neal’s students that remain the most important assets of the institution. O’Neal’s teachers set the example for the community as lifelong learners striving for excellence. At a recent Annual Auction, the community expressed its thanks and support by raising a record amount for faculty professional development. Those funds have been used to improve teaching, enhance our programs in mathematics and writing and increase O’Neal’s profile among colleges nationwide. Teachers have learned from peer independent schools and presented at conferences, and coaches have gained specialized certifications. O’Neal’s faculty is constantly improving. New faculty and administrators are selected through a national search process, and O’Neal has been very successful in attracting gifted educators at every stage of their careers. Candidates are drawn to O’Neal’s community atmosphere and spirit of growth and change. Academic departments encompass grades K through 12, and the department heads work with teachers to coordinate a vertical curriculum that builds skills and knowledge through each division. O’Neal’s veteran faculty members and those new to the School share their expertise and experiences to consistently provide the best educational experience available. The O’Neal School has served the region for nearly five decades and has remained focused on the values of our mission statement since its founding. The O’Neal faculty has always been the heart of the community, and they are the reason for the success readers will find in this magazine. Coaches recognize the benefits of proper conditioning for our student-athletes, and we all celebrate their successes, including the latest golf state championship. Teachers prepare our students for college and beyond, and O’Neal is proud of the outstanding career paths of our alumni. It is a great time to be part of this amazing O’Neal community. Sincerely,
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
Edward T. Taws, Jr.
The first unit comprised the gym, pool and locker rooms. Ted had an eye on community and growth of the area as he states in an article titled “Large Building Program Begun at O’Neal School”: “We sincerely believe that the gym and pool will serve a long-standing need in this area. It will be a definite asset to the Sandhills – one that will not only benefit present residents but will also impress prospective industries and individuals who are considering making this region their permanent home. At the same time, the gym and pool will round out the educational program of the Wallace O’Neal School. For physical fitness and participation in athletics are important aspects of young people’s schooling.”
dward T. Taws, Jr. was the first chairman of O’Neal’s Board of Trustees. He was part of the group of parents who were instrumental in creating O’Neal only 47 years ago. From overseeing the business plan to hiring the first headmaster to building the first brick and mortar building, Ted was a key leader for all that encompassed the Wallace O’Neal Day School. In an article in the Sandhills Citizen titled: “New School Formed Here; Classes Begin Next Fall” dated April 28, 1971, Ted states, “The school is designed to provide ‘special and unique’ education for children in the region…quality education will be emphasized.”
On January 5, 1975 at the Edward Town Taws Educational Building dedication, Ted, in accepting the honor of having the building named after him, told the dedication audience that the Wallace O’Neal Day School project started in the minds of about six people in February of 1971. They spent hours on a weekly basis trying to understand and plan for all the problems they would come to face in starting up a day school. He is quoted in an article saying, “I’m very proud today to say that our plans bore fruit. We have a good school here, one of which is a good part of the Sandhills Community.”
Other members of the first Board of Trustees were: Mrs. Robert Huffines, Jr., Mrs. Mary Toerge, Elijah Peterson, Mrs. William Bonsal III, Dr. Cecil Neville, Mrs. Robert Ewing, James VanCamp, Neal Satterwhite, Earl Hubbard, Dr. Charles Lowry, Capt. Asbury Coward and Durward Grady. Ted held finance meetings in his home as they all tried to estimate a budget for the prospective school. Four mobile units were ordered to house Wallace O’Neal Day School; however, they were late in arriving. School opened at the Campbell House in the fall of 1971. The absence of the mobile units became a mystery, until Ted decided to hop into a plane to determine their exact location enroute to Southern Pines. After some repairs from a breakdown, the units finally made their destination and 35 students in grades 4-6 occupied them for their school day. In January 1974 a groundbreaking was held for the construction of the first unit of a permanent school building.
Ted Taws with grandson Reed and son John at Special Persons Day 2011. 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
A 35 Year Tradition
Richard Joyner '77 to be Commencement Speaker
By Blanche Slade Hancock '88
ince the fall of 1984, Cindi Carr has been a beloved member of The O’Neal School’s Science Department. In her years at the School, Ms. Carr has taught hundreds of students everything from middle school science to advanced placement environmental science. She has served as the advisor for the Key Club, the S.E.A.C. club, and many individual students. She has written hundreds of college recommendation letters, attended numerous weddings of alumni, and knitted more baby blankets than her busy schedule seems to allow. Both of Ms. Carr’s children, Melissa and Justin, graduated from O’Neal. Since day one as an O’Neal teacher, Ms. Carr has shown not only a passion for her subject matter, but care and compassion for her students. From attending sports events, theater productions, and other student events at school to off campus dance recitals and horse shows, it has been clear for decades that she cares about O’Neal students well beyond her science classroom. She remembers students who graduated as far back as the mid 1980’s, and has taught many of those alumni children! After 35 years of unquestionable dedication to The O’Neal School and its students, Ms. Carr is retiring. We thank her for her service, her time, and her unending pursuit of making O’Neal a better place.
aledictorian of O’Neal’s first graduating class, Richard Joyner ’77, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2019 in May. Richard is the president and CEO of Tolleson Private Wealth Management in Dallas. Having been involved in the financial advisory industry for a long time, Richard served on the board for the Investment Management Consultants Association for nine years and chaired a committee of that association responsible for creating a new wealth management designation, the Certified Private Wealth Advisor. Richard had a major role in designing the curriculum, teaching most of the classes and creating the designation program. Presently, it is taught at the Executive Education Center of the University of Chicago. Richard started attending O’Neal as a sophomore. At 6’4”, he played basketball and also made an appearance or two on the soccer field. He was highly involved with the school newspaper and served as president of the student government. He graduated from Wake Forest University with an accounting degree and progressed to the financial management career he has now.
Class of 2019 Commencement 2:00pm • Friday, May 24, 2019
Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst
Jack Christian Ulrich '06 to Kerrie Liske October 13, 2018
Caroline Elizabeth Cordell '08 to Chad Day October 13, 2018
Katherine Margaret King '06 to Reid Robol October 6, 2018
Zack Eiserman '14 to Courtney Thigpen June 2, 2018
Births Justin Carr '01 and wife Stephanie with big brother HarrisonCharles Watson November 12, 2018
Willie Ross '07 and wife EllenWilliam Henry November 5, 2018
Katelyn Foster Gilmore '08 and husband Nathan with big brother Jaxson Emmarie Kate August 31, 2018 Kathryn Maples Lawn '06 and husband, Michael Lawn '05- Michael Samuel III October 22, 2018
Left: Stephanie White Chalk '06 and husband ThomasLaney Lee July 2, 2018 Right: Danielle Turk Bieber '06 and husband MikeWilliam Paul May 24, 2018
Sara White Trojanis '06 and husband Wil with big sister Eleanor Marie Eileen Park Suzanne Wilson Baker January 25, 2018 '07 and husband, EricAnderson Mae February 11, 2018
Lauren Krahnert Stone '08 and husband, Darrell with big sister EvelynMadelyn Grace November 10, 2018
Allie Strunk '09 and husband Mike Brode, with big sister AvaCarson Michael July 23, 2018
Amanda Morcom Rabin '10 and husband, AaronEleanor Anne July 16, 2018
The O'Neal Class of 2014 Where are they now?
Joseph Taylor earned his B.S. degree in environmental science from UNC Wilmington. He is working as a vessel captain and a survey engineer for TI Coastal Services in Wilmington, a coastal engineering firm. As part of a team, Joseph conducts hydrographic and topographic surveys of waterways and beaches for dredging and beach re-nourishment projects along the East Coast.
he Class of 2014 was a varied and eclectic group of 35 when they were in the Upper School, and it seems that very little has changed. From military service to excellence in the arts, medical technology research to coastal engineering surveys, ventures in the film industry to masters' pursuits across the board, this class continues to light up the world around them. Read on to find out how this super group of young adults is moving on in their lives as prosperous young adults.
Alessandra Tozzi graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018 with her degree in psychology. Alessandra is currently living in Kansas City, Missouri and attending Kansas City University, where she is a graduate student in biomedical sciences. Upon completion of her master’s degree in May 2019, Alessandra will go on to medical school.
Ian Conklin has recently graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a senior designer for the UNCC Baja Team involving design work and building of the race car. Jack Johnston is living in Nashville, TN and working for Call Box, a call tracking company. His primary responsibility is selling materials to oral surgeons and other healthcare specialists. Jack earned a BS in exercise science from Elon University and is researching physical therapy graduate programs.
Lucia ‘Mimi’ Ke is working at the Pines Lab at University of California Berkeley, after graduating from UC-Berkeley in May with a B.S. in chemistry. In her job, she is researching techniques to improve the sensitivity of MRI and NMR machines. Kelly Griffin will graduate from UNC Wilmington in December 2018 with a B.A. in literary studies, and a double minor in French and gender studies. Her post-graduation plans are to travel around the states and Europe before earning her master’s degree in social work/social wellness.
Crawford Liner earned his B.A. in geography (focus in GIS/Remote Sensing) from UNC Greensboro. Crawford is currently working for the City of Greensboro as a transportation engineer and is enrolled in UNC Greensboro's graduate program studying GIS/Applied Geography. Crawford plans to graduate with his master’s degree in May 2019.
Parker Fisher graduated from Grove City College with his degree in political science. He is currently enrolled in graduate school at the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C., where he is pursuing his master’s degree in international affairs. Parker is also working as an intern for the Metro PD with the 7th district detectives unit.
Andy Smetana graduated in May 2018 from Appalachian State University with his degree in computer information systems. In September, he moved to Washington D.C. Andy is a federal IT consultant working for CGI – a digital transformation IT and consulting company for industry and government. After three months of training, he was assigned to work as an on-site consultant for the Department of Justice.
Anna Fatakhova earned her engineering degree from the University of Exeter. She is enjoying living in London, and is currently working in finance. 6
Aleksandra Majka studied cinema and media studies and competed on the track and field team at The University of Chicago, and graduated in May 2018. She is now happily working at Kodak Motion Picture in Los Angeles as an executive assistant to the president, Steve Bellamy. In her position at Kodak, she is also assisting with marketing and promotion. Aleksandra loves Los Angeles and her ability to attend filmmaker events, screenings, and film festivals as a part of her job.
Danielle Cormier graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 2016, and moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her singing and songwriting career. Over the past two years, she has written numerous songs, played in many cities and popular venues, and released her first album last March. Danielle recently launched Danielle Cormier Creative, a website design company for artists and small businesses. Joseph Garner moved to Valley City, Ohio after graduating from NC State University in May. Using his degree in business administration with a concentration in supply chain management, he is working at Northlake Steel as a material handler.
Micaela Wilkinson is teaching all types of dance for all ages at Elite Academy of Dance in Southern Pines. She is choreographing for her students and competing her choreography pieces across the state. She is also in school at Sandhills Community College, pursuing a double major in psychology and criminal justice.
Zack Eiserman graduated cum laude and a Distinguished Military Student from the Citadel in May 2018 as an Army 2nd Lieutenant. He married Courtney Thigpen in June, and is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
Eugene Zhang graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May, having earned his B.S. in computer science, with a double minor in Chinese and entrepreneurship. He is working in Durham as an IT analyst at Fidelity Investments doing innovation and programming work within corporate audit on the companyâ€™s innovation team.
Emily Summers will graduate from NC State University in May 2019 with a B.S. in animal science, concentration in veterinary bioscience, and minor in statistics. She plans to immediately pursue her degree of veterinary medicine and is awaiting admissions decisions from five DVM programs. In her time at NCSU, Emily has worked as an intern for BioResource International and studied in the United Kingdom last summer.
Sara Carlson graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in psychology. She is working at Keen Software as a business development assistant. In her role, she reaches out to companies to educate them about the software, and schedules on-site demonstrations. Sara is living in Durham and enjoying her work.
Joshua Dâ€™Annunzio is working for his father at his body armor and equipment manufacturing plant. He has been taking a break from competitive flying to pursue other interests, but is looking forward to getting back into competing again in 2019.
Carson Bolduc is the head of distribution for the Raleigh Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery. Carson also provided updates on a couple of his classmates. Billy McDougald is working for BMW in Wilmington, alongside his father, and John Ronalter is pursuing his degree at the College of Charleston.
Alex Quevedo attended UNC Asheville and graduated with a double major in mathematics and economics in May 2018. She is living in Chattanooga, TN and working for a startup company called FreightWaves as a data scientist. FreightWaves is a data and content forum that provides industries with neartime analytics on the state of the freight market.
Bryan Phillips is working in Sylva, NC, after earning his BFA in film and television production at Western Carolina University. Mary Winston Dozier graduated from Wake Forest University last May with a degree in psychology. She works for WFU as a development associate for the Advancement and Alumni Relations office. She plans to pursue graduate school for mental health counseling, specifically to help victims of trauma, particularly women and children.
Jackie Souza graduated in April from University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in sociology and a minor in journalism and earned a certificate in social movements and inequality. Jackie completed her undergraduate honors thesis on Black Lives Matter and its interpretation within printed media. She is currently taking a gap year with plans to apply to graduate school in 2019, where she will pursue her masterâ€™s degree in political sociology and contemporary social movements.
Josh Roberts has earned his residential/commercial electrical certificate and will graduate in May 2019 with a degree in business management from Coastal Carolina University.
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the language and history behind visual culture. This is pretty ironic as my AP Art History class at O'Neal was the ONLY class I ever dropped (sorry Mrs. Garrison, if I could go back in time and tell my stressed little brain to chill out and go for it I would!). After I declared my Art History major, I added on a French minor (thanks Mrs. Cagle for getting me so far ahead, so early), and then pulled in a Sexuality Studies minor as well (now known as Gender Studies). Did you do any internships, paid or otherwise, during the school years or summers? If so, what kind? I did actually! The autumn of my senior year, August 2013 - December of 2013 I snagged an internship spot with the Adult Education Department at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. I was really dying for a place with the curatorial department, but I did enjoy getting to see the behind the scenes of how a museum works since I was considering going that route for post-college career moves. Coincidentally, I was interning there at the same time as one of my fellow 2010 O'Neal alums, Leslie Proulx, so we had a chance to work together in the museum library a few times! It was a great learning experience to get a taste of how my school knowledge could translate into a working environment, and absolutely contributed to me landing my next arts-related opportunity in Carrboro, which was....
What year did you graduate from O’Neal and how long were you a student there?
What was your first job? What led you to that job, and what did you like about it?
I graduated from O'Neal in 2010 and first came to the school as a sophomore in 2007. It was definitely an adjustment coming from the public high school in Sanford, but it was actually my choice to make the change and I'm so glad I did.
Marketing Intern and later Marketing Assistant at the ArtsCenter. As I mentioned, having a little museum experience under my belt definitely paved the way once this internship opportunity presented itself. However, a huge part of how I found this opportunity was networking! One of the major influences that helped shape my college experience & career was joining a Co-Ed Literary & Arts Fraternity called St. Anthony Hall, which fostered creativity and an environment that encouraged members to be vulnerable in their outlets for expression. To make, do, write, and share with one another and to take a break from purely academic pursuits. Long story short, an alum of "The Hall" (as we called it) was the Marketing Director at the time and hired me to help out on a town arts scholarship and once that ended hired me in-house as his assistant. Hands down the best and most valuable part of this job was my introduction to the Adobe Suite! As an undergrad I had never dabbled with Photoshop, Illustrator, or Indesign, so it was incredible to have one on one instruction with a fellow creative and mentor, who absolutely had a hand in molding the Marketer & Artist I am today!
At UNC, did you feel prepared for the level of work required of you? Absolutely, I mean that was one of the reasons I was the one pushing my parents to send me to O'Neal. The small classroom culture of O'Neal was truly ideal to foster mentorship between the students and staff, but also encourage self-management (a skill that you really can't make it through UNC without). Not to mention, when I was still at O'Neal, we were on the mod-flex schedule with a mix of different classes in different time periods every day and breaks and free periods that for me solidified my habits of getting ahead of the workload and managing my time in between classes to maximize my time later. What was your major(s)? As with many kids first getting to school, finding your major is a journey and my experience was no different. I toyed with psych, women's studies, sociology, and even marine science, but after a couple of incredible courses in the Art History department I was sold on learning everything I could about
What led you to move on, then to move on again? I was actually holding down two jobs between the ArtsCenter and then working Front of House at Kipos Greek Taverna on Franklin St. When my manager found out I was marketing for the ArtsCenter he told Giorgios (owner of Giorgios Group) who referred me to interview with their Business Development lead. I was originally brought on to the team part-time to work on Social Media management for Kipos in the Spring of 2015, which led to building new websites over the Summer, and later an offer for a full-time position as Marketing Director in October of 2015! Overall, the career moves just felt like a natural progression of taking on more responsibility & tasks as my skillset grew.
a Jane-Of-All-Trades is not an option). I mean following the mod-flex life of O'Neal in the early 2000s, every day is a little different! For the most part I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home, so I usually spend about half my day there working on a variety of remote work tasks that could be anything from scheduling social posts & crafting event designs/details to adding on to our websites or drafting up an email campaign. The second half of my day is usually spent running to the print shop and distributing materials between all of our Triangle locations, holding meetings, and pulling reports for managers and the owners.
You have always been creative, so what outlets in your job allow you to best express that creativity? What are your favorite parts of your work experience thus far? Well a massive part of my job is handling all in-house print and digital design, so that definitely keeps me on my creative toes on a daily basis. This is also by far my favorite part of my job. I currently manage 12 unique brands with the Giorgios Hospitality Group restaurant family, which provides a ton of diverse projects and brand voices to work with so things never get stale when it comes to creative assignments! I handle everything from menu design, email campaigns, websites, banners, merch, postcards, flyers, ads, photoshoots, & video shoots, but my favorite project to date is for our newest concept coming to North Hills of Raleigh in 2019, Rosewater. Rosewater will be a seasonal and responsibly sourced restaurant and this is the first brand in the group that's been my design from the get-go! It's absolutely been a culmination of all the skills I've learned in my past 3 years on the job as Marketing Director for Giorgios Group, and it's been pretty thrilling to be able to complete a logo, brand story, menu presentation, & website on my own.
Illustrations by Sydney for an upcoming project.
Can you explain what you do on a day to day basis? In sum, I manage all marketing operations for a group of 12 unique brands within the Giorgios Hospitality Group restaurant family. My core tasks include social media management, email campaign strategy, digital & print design, advertising strategy, event development, online reputation management, website maintenance, and a dash of IT/HR tasks (cause nowadays being anything other than
Do you see this as a long term position, or do you have other goals for your career? I have been with the group for 4 years now and in the position as Marketing Director for 3 and needless to say I have learned and grown so much. As a college undergrad in Art History moving towards the museum track I never in a million years thought I would be taking the Marketing route, but honestly it has been such a blast. It has definitely catered to the analytical and numbers oriented side of me that loves monitoring progress and reading in between the data lines, but it has also unearthed my intense love of graphic design! That being said I would love to someday pursue an opportunity that allows me to focus solely on design and creative directing. Some of my dream companies include Glossier, Shop Bando, & Rifle Paper Co! Do you have ideas about going back to school for an advanced degree? Yes, I am actually in the process of getting my digital portfolio together and strongly considering NC State's program for Graphic Design. TBD what 2019 holds, but I'm excited to find out. O'Neal alumni may visit Oâ€™Nealâ€™s website or email us to update your profile information and let us know what you're doing. The O'Neal community wants to know!
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n enhancement to O’Neal athletics this year is the addition of sports performance training for all JV and varsity student-athletes. Thanks to the generosity of last year's Booster Club and other donors, the exercise room that was full of cardio machines and nautilus equipment has been renovated to a sports performance center complete with TRX systems, squat bars, free weights, medicine balls, plyometric boxes, and more. O’Neal has contracted with Sandhills Sports Performance to provide performance training for 30 to 45-minute sessions, twice a week for each team during that team’s sports season practice time. O’Neal’s year-round swim club, The O’Neal Pelagics, also uses the service. The trainers are Sandhills Sports Performance co-owner and trainer Chris Poulin, ATC, CSCS, PES, PRT and trainer Conor Harris, CSCS, XPS, CES, CPT. Conor is new to the area having recently graduated from Oregon State University majoring in kinesiology (exercise and sports science). He trained the Oregon State Beavers to the Division 1 College World Series title this past year
and has worked with a variety of groups and individuals from youth teams up to NBA, MLB, NFL and Olympiclevel competitors. He has interned with EXOS, a company focusing on proactive health and performance for elite athletes, the military and businesses. So why did Conor come across the country to work at Sandhills Sports Performance? “I am interested in working more with PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) and Chris Poulin, along with Sandhills Sports Performance, are amongst the leaders in the industry.” Chris Poulin and his wife Jennifer, PT, PRC own and operate Sandhills Sports Performance. Within his 20+ years in the profession, Chris has shaped the futures of many athletes and has integrated the principles of postural restoration (PRI) in all training and treatment programs he designs. His certification in PRI from the Postural Restoration Institute has given Chris the knowledge to recognize and treat the underlying causes of decreased performance and injury as opposed to getting stronger in the patterns that are not conducive to proper execution.
Chris is very excited to train youth on this unique way of looking at their bodies and that the balance, alignment and neutrality of the body is important. “The program we have here at O’Neal is unprecedented and it is set up to be one of the best programs in the country for a school its size,” claims Chris. “We are treating imbalances while preventing injuries and improving performance.”
“We are training these student-athletes how to work out and condition for life.” Though this program is intended to properly condition the student-athletes, the education in these 30-minute sessions will last a lifetime. “For this first year our goal is for the student-athletes to be comfortable with the exercises and focus on form and quality of movement,” says Conor. “I see many student-athletes who have very little body awareness. If we can show them how to be successful when training at a younger age, it will carry on to benefit them for the rest of their lives.” “We are training these student-athletes how to work out and condition for life,” says Chris. "We show them how to make their workouts different and more challenging while using all of the senses and all three planes of motion.” Most workouts consist of backward and forward motion (sagittal plane) like squats and lunges. To ensure good balance in the body and to have “built-in” injury prevention, frontal and transversal plane exercises must be added such as lateral raises and overhead diagonals with a medicine ball. “The caliber of training Sandhills Sports Performance is bringing to our programs is of an incredibly high level,” notes O’Neal Athletic Director James Franklin. “We are getting ‘age appropriate training’ that collegiate and professional athletes receive. It demonstrates O’Neal’s commitment to operate at the cutting edge of athletics.” A conditioned student-athlete carries more assurance that their fitness and performance will meet the challenge of their given sport. In the classroom, sports venue or theater stage, building confidence in students is all a part of developing the whole child.
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Making a Difference with
n just a few years, O’Neal will be celebrating 50 years of educating students. It has taken a community effort to endure and deliver in response to changes that span from technology to demographics to how students learn. Every instructor at O’Neal is considered a lifelong learner. They seek out professional development and skills education to stay current as methods for educating and the technology used are constantly improving. They strive to better teach, coach, manage or instruct in order to deliver the best experience possible for students, in hopes that they too will develop into being a lifelong learner. For O’Neal’s 2016 Fund-a-Need initiative, professional development was the focus. Over a span of two years, the funds raised have helped to afford more than 1500 hours of professional development via webinars, road trips, and travel abroad for the School’s faculty and staff.
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From Lindsey Imbs, Third Grade Teacher — "I was fortunate to attend the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study Readers Workshop this summer at Norwood School in Bethesda, MD. Lower School currently implements the Calkins' Writers Workshop across all grade levels and, after attending this conference, we are proud to be piloting the Readers Workshop in both third grade classrooms this year. This Readers Workshop curriculum encourages student collaboration, ownership and reflection while allowing for seamless differentiation at all skill levels. Regardless of where students are as readers, they are able to establish and achieve new goals for themselves. There is always something to be celebrated and accomplished! I especially enjoy how the Readers and Writers workshops complement each other. While teaching students how to approach reading various types of texts and appreciate the author's purpose and challenges, I can simultaneously teach those same skills from an author's perspective as they write pieces designed for specific audiences. Attending the conference and collaborating with peers from other schools opened the door to bring this incredible program to O'Neal!"
From Heather Weeks, Track and Field Coach — "I attended the USATF Level 1 Coaching School at the University of South Carolina in order to further my knowledge of best practices in coaching track and field athletes. At the time, we had three former collegiate distance runners on our coaching staff and we recognized a need to develop a knowledge base for coaching technique in sprints and field events specifically. We wanted to learn more about guiding those athletes. The extensive scientific education based on sports psychology, track pedagogy, mechanics and physiology informed our training design last season. I learned invaluable lessons on the power of positive coaching, the necessity of backward planning for peak performance, recovery intervals for sprinter training that best utilize the body's energy systems, and how to teach and assess jumping technique. It was an excellent introduction that served as a
springboard for some great discussions among the O'Neal T+F staff about training, nutrition, sport psychology, team bonding, and goal-setting. I was very fortunate to receive the training."
From Kari Smith, First Grade Teacher— "Over the last few years I have had the privilege to attend multiple conferences focusing on Technology Integration and STEAM. I’ve enjoyed touring Makerspaces, learning about after-school STEAM clubs, understanding meaningful tech applications in primary grades, and exploring new devices and tools for the classroom. I have even had the opportunity to craft a robot from a toothbrush, design a keychain on a 3D printer, and sew a pin using conductive thread. At the Annual NCAIS Technology conference, I participated in round-table discussions exploring best practices in ED tech and heard keynote speakers address strategies for seamless tech integration into every day instruction. These professional development opportunities have improved student engagement in my classroom and have provided me with strategies to better equip my students with 21st century skills. " O’Neal families, trustees and administration fully understand and support the formula that up-to-date technology and facilities along with continued professional development produces excellence in education. This is one of the many different aspects in which the actions of the O'Neal community helps to define the School's future. 13
Automatas, video with green screen technology, building bridges and many other projects enabling students the freedom to creatively build are what one sees in O'Neal's Project Space. Part of last year's annual Auction Fund a Need item, its purpose is to cultivate innovative minds through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (and Design) and Math.
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istorically O’Neal is not to be slighted when it comes to strength among high school golf teams. From its very beginning, golf was one of the first sporting teams to occur for the School. One of O’Neal’s founding parents and Class of 2019 inductee to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Peggy Kirk Bell might have had a little something to do with that. Through the years, O’Neal’s golf program has rendered its share of consecutive state tournament championships and individual champions. This year’s golf program is special. How many high school golf team members get to say that their teammate is the #1 or #2 ranked golfer in the state for their age group? O’Neal’s fortune in claiming such an accolade is not just for one individual, but four! Three Falcons, Nicole Adam, Jackson Van Paris and Tommy Morrison, have verbal commitments to play division 1 golf while another, Fulton Smith has “signed the dotted line”.
Fulton Smith '19
Work Hard Play Smart
started attending O’Neal in first grade. He is a Holmberg Scholar and is looking forward to graduation this May. He has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Wake Forest University golf team. “I played a lot of sports growing up, and golf wasn’t my favorite,” says the future Demon Deacon. In his “single digit” years, golf was a way to spend time with his father and his grandfather. As he got older, every now and then he would play in a tournament. A natural athlete, the competitiveness of the game surfaced. Fulton reflects, “I remember asking my mom, ‘Why can’t I win?’ and she would tell me that those golfers who won tournaments have been practicing for years and every day.” So Fulton started to practice more and his game got better. Around age 11 or 12 Fulton officially got the “golf bug”. In the seventh grade, he was fortunate to play on O’Neal’s varsity golf team. “I was grateful to be able to play on a team,” says Fulton. “The aspect of playing your best for one common team goal was important for me. I was young, playing with those much older and better than me. Being a member of O’Neal’s golf team for all of these years has allowed me to play with really good golfers and they have pushed me to become even better.” Fulton started to look at college early. “I looked for strong golf teams and solid academics,” says Fulton. “I wanted a good balance between the two.” Though always a Wake Forest fan, Fulton also considered UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia and Stanford University. “I really liked the Wake Forest coach, Jerry Haas,” remarks Fulton. “He is a large part of my decision in choosing Wake Forest University.” To play on the PGA tour is his goal, but in the meantime, Fulton plans to major in business. 15
Nicole Adam '20
"I want to thank the O’Neal people, my varsity coach Buck (Warren) and my parents for helping me on this journey,” expresses Nicole.
has been exposed to the game of golf since she was five years old. She started playing in tournaments around age 8 and her father would caddy for her. After having played in the US Kids World Championships in the Sandhills for five years, her family got comfortable with the area and decided to relocate here permanently from Mansfield, Ohio. This move allowed for Nicole to play golf year-round.
A Chicago native, Jackson Van Paris '21 started “wacking” foam balls with a plastic seven iron in his basement at age two. “My dad has played golf since he was 14,” says Jackson. “We lived in a neighborhood with a golf course in the back yard and I would watch him practice and I would mimic his swing. That’s when they gave me a plastic club and foam balls.” Jackson continued to play rounds with his dad and when he was twelve, he started to take lessons from a pro.
Past O’Neal lady golfers simply played on the boys’ team in the spring, but when Nicole joined O’Neal in the eighth grade, it gave brand-new Director of Athletics James Franklin the opportunity to expand O’Neal’s golf offerings and create a varsity girls team that competes in the fall.
Just like the Adam family, the Van Paris crew would come to Pinehurst every year for Jackson to play in the US Kids World Championship. They too became familiar with the area and decided to make the move.
“My teachers have been very accommodating for me,” says Nicole. “They work with me when I’m out of school playing in tournaments. They help me in the mornings and in the afternoons after school. There are many times where I’ve had to leave school early. And Mr. Franklin even created a golf team I could play on!”
When asked about his achievements in golf, Jackson’s answer is daily practice, much sacrifice and thinking with reason. Jackson practices golf every day. “On the weekends, I sleep in,” Jackson admits with a grin. “Once I’m up, I play golf all day.” Jackson missed Fall Ball while playing in the Rolex Tournament of Champions in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida over Thanksgiving. “There are lots of sacrifices, but I’m always thinking of what’s best in the long run.” Jackson was the medalist for the 2017 NCISAA State Golf Tournament as the O'Neal team placed 1st runner-up.
Nicole started looking at colleges in the eighth grade. Her mind was set on UNC-Chapel Hill from the beginning. Her coach, Donna Andrews, LGPA Pro and lead teaching instructor at Pine Needles Resort, is a UNC Tarheel herself. Nicole visited the school with Donna on multiple occasions. The next year, as a freshman, Nicole accepted the invitation to verbally commit to UNC's Women’s Golf Team for 2020. Nicole aspires to play on the LPGA tour and is considering majoring in the sciences. 16
One Community Supports “O’Neal is the only school I can go to and miss as much,” claims Jackson. “Education comes before golf and the individual attention my teachers have given me has allowed me to be successful in both. My teachers truly want me to do well and it’s cool to have that support.”
north to Baltimore and as far west as San Diego. Videos and FaceTime are his solution. Tommy claims, “I have trained very hard with my coaches to be patient, calm and focus on the present “target” which is the golf shot at hand. I play target golf – one target at a time... Golf teaches you how to be mentally strong.”
Jackson has verbally committed to Vanderbilt University Men’s Golf in 2021. “At first, I wasn’t considering Vanderbilt,” says Jackson. “My plan was to join Fulton at Wake Forest.” In addition to Wake, he looked at UNC, UVA, Clemson, Alabama, LSU and Texas. At tournaments, he continued to hear more about Vanderbilt. “I thought I should visit, and you know what they say, ‘you’ll know it when you find your place’ and Vanderbilt was ‘my place’,” he remarks.
Tommy reflects on O’Neal’s golf team, “We have an incredible team of players and really great energy between us. We enjoy each other’s company on and off the course and that counts a lot towards the chemistry we have when on the fairway and the greens. We also have two great coaches Matt Vick and Jeff Haarlow who are also supporting us.” Tommy has verbally committed to the Duke University Men’s Golf Program in 2023. “My old AAU basketball coach Mark Alarie went to Duke and that made a big impression on me,” says Tommy. He looked at schools like Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Wake Forest, University of Virginia, and Stanford. “... so much of golf and life is just trusting your gut,” says Tommy. “Like when deciding on the best golf shot, you take in all the data and then trust in your gut decision on how to play the shot. It has to feel right, and Coach Green and Coach Heintz at Duke feels right.”
The youngest of these four amazing individuals is Tommy
Morrison '23. Only in the 8th grade, Tommy is devoting
this fall strictly to golf. Training and tournaments are on schedule all across the country. Tommy first started to play golf in Maryland at age 4. “My parents have pictures of me on the range and putting green when I was young. They tell stories of how I spent hours and didn’t want to stop,” he reflects. As a child, in addition to golf, he played baseball, lacrosse, football and was part of an AAU travel basketball team. “My grandfather had a lot to do with inspiring me as he was a basketball player and excellent athlete,” claims Tommy. Consequently, his grandfather gifted Tommy his first set of clubs.
The O’Neal Community has enjoyed following these remarkable student-athletes. Whether it’s been Upper School or Middle School, through the years the whole division of students would gather to show support by posting videos and photos and cheering on the golfers during special tournaments. It has been and continues to be a joyous ride for these four as well as for their teachers and classmates.
Technology is in Tommy’s favor when it comes to training. He has coaches with training facilities as near as West End,
Nicole Adam Class of 2020 NC #1 USA #50 UNC-Chapel Hill
Jackson Van Paris Class of 2021 NC #1 Worldwide #3 Vanderbuilt University 17
Tommy Morrison Class of 2023 NC #1 Worldwide #2 Duke University
Ranks are provided by the student-athletes and change often
Fulton Smith Class of 2019 NC #2 USA #68 Wake Forest University
Refining the Academic Roadmap with Departmental Leadership
he cultivation of collaborative learning, peer leadership and a timeless appreciation for provocative academic discourse are deeply woven into the history and spirit of O’Neal. Faculty department heads lead their colleagues in holistic curricular development across multiple classes, grades and divisions to maintain and strengthen the school’s academic culture - in a way that will benefit every student, every day - throughout their individual educational career and beyond. The yields of these actively-curated interdepartmental endeavors have been described as a “cross pollination of ideas,” a creation of new pathways and connections that enhance the experience of both students and faculty.
we also read texts that demonstrate marginalized voices so that students begin to question what they believe to be the horizons of human experience.” “Building skills and confidence takes time and practice,” says World Language Department Head Heather Weeks, “but we see a lot of proficiency progress throughout the years as we integrate the 5 C’s: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. In both French and Spanish, we encourage our students to use the target language in a wide variety of contexts and we measure progress using reallife applications like interviewing each other, writing and performing dialogs set in simulated environments, reading news articles, listening to and singing authentic music, writing texts and emails, using social media, and making language or cultural comparisons.”
The department heads, along with our head of school, director of studies and division heads, are building a community in which everyone is a lifelong learner – especially faculty. With departmental organization strategically designed A uniqueness of O’Neal is the ability to maximize school-wide faculty for faculty and students to interact and dialogue, the department heads are collaborate across divisions in order to a source of guidance and leadership accomplish objectives. as their colleagues collaborate across the proverbial aisles to uncover new “Professional development discussions teaching techniques, pursue innovative have become a formal part of department professional development opportunities meetings and faculty members are and make meaningful contributions getting into the classrooms of teachers to the ever-present goal of vertical in other divisions,” says Science curriculum alignment. The continuous Department Head David Williamson. vertical alignment supports students’ “This will help us foster an environment growth and learning between each that leads to creativity and innovation division. This purposeful mindset from a teaching standpoint and allows creates fantastic opportunities for the us to work as a unified department in entire O’Neal faculty community to reaching our K-12 skill development Upper school students help lower school share in one another’s successes and and content acquisition goals.” students with a math game on Pi Day take an active role in planning for future “We look forward to building upon student experiences. several new traditions, including celebrating a school-wide Each department has established goals that members work ‘Pi Day’ with students of all ages working together to solve to accomplish every year. Independent thinking and building problems,” says Math Department Head Jennifer Isaacs. confidence in students is a common focus. “New for this school year is a more rigorous observation program to enhance teacher awareness of math programs and “The English Department at O'Neal strives foremost to cultivate instructional methods across divisions. I am inspired daily students who are independent thinkers and confident writers,” by the creativity and commitment of my colleagues in the says Department Head Dr. Nicole Camastra. “Guided by math department, and together we look forward to working essential questions, our reading curriculum involves thinking across divisions to further cultivate a community of curious, deeply about the importance of storytelling and meaning independent, and energetic problem-solvers!” making. Although we explore works of the Western canon,
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Most importantly is O’Neal’s ability to design a strong road map for each subject where the journey starts in kindergarten and ends at graduation. Each teacher knows how best to prepare the student for the next level.
Dr. Nicole Camastra
English Department Head
Dr. Camastra taught for fifteen years at the collegiate level with degrees from SUNY / New Paltz and University of Georgia. She now teaches in the Upper School and is coeditor of Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Essays of Discovery and Recovery (2008). Currently, she is revising her book, Nostalgic Sensibilities: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Romantic Music.
“One of our goals this year is to formalize divisional transitions skills for our students,” say History Department Head Ryan Staude. “Lower and middle school teachers will meet to determine what historical thinking skills students have upon leaving the Lower School, and which skills have yet to be introduced, or need to be reinforced. This same process will be duplicated between the eighth and ninth grade teachers. This procedure will provide middle and upper school teachers with a firm grasp of what students are able to do (in terms of skills), and they can then design curricula better suited to students’ needs.”
Science Department Head
Mr. Williamson teaches in the Upper School. Prior to coming to O’Neal, Dave worked for four years with Clemson University as an assistant director at the RM Cooper Youth Learning Institute. He has bachelor degrees from Skidmore College in Environmental Studies and Computer Science, as well as a Master of Arts degree from UNC Pembroke in Science Education.
“The main goal of the Arts Department this year is to examine our vertical alignment to ensure that students progress in the arts as they do in their academics,” says Arts Department Head Virginia Andres. “The arts play a vital role in the education of the whole child. Creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, four essential skills our students will need both in school and in the workforce, are fostered, developed, and carefully nurtured in the arts. Arts classes not only allow students time and space for self-expression and the development of a point of view, they also teach students a lot about persistence, positive risk taking, and failure and success.”
Math Department Head
Mrs. Isaacs teaches in the Upper School. After earning a degree in Applied Mathematics and German Studies from Brown in 2005, Mrs. Isaacs began her professional career working in finance in New York and then in Washington. She returned to school to pursue her passion for teaching, completing a masters degree in education in 2011, and has been teaching and tutoring ever since.
Dr. Ryan Staude
History Department Head Dr. Staude teaches in the Middle School and joins O’Neal with over a decade of teaching in independent schools including Windward School (CA) and most recently Pingry School (NJ). He has designed history curricula and earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Albany, SUNY.
“We have implemented Bridges Math in Kindergarten through 5th, a program that emphasizes conceptual understanding of arithmetic and pre-algebra,” says Jen Isaacs. “The Bridges Program beautifully complements our emphasis on critical thinking and communicating mathematical ideas across all divisions, and we believe that students engaged in Bridges will be poised for success in upper-level math classes that stress application of concepts over simple recall of mathematical facts.”
World Language Department Head
Señora Weeks teaches in the Middle School and has been teaching Spanish since 2004 to students of all ages. Señora Weeks studied Biology and Spanish at Appalachian State University. Upon returning from a semester in Madrid, she applied to the graduate program at Wake Forest University where she later received her master's degree in Spanish Education and she has been teaching ever since.
"Complementing our core reading texts, our writing curriculum overall utilizes a workshop model," explains Dr. Camastra. "In kindergarten through eighth grade, teachers employ Lucy Calkins’ Writer’s Workshop curriculum which was developed at Teachers College in Columbia University. Objectives in the kindergarten classroom reflect different pedagogical expectations from those of the Upper School."
Arts Department & Middle School Head
Virginia Andres has been a teacher for the past 14 years. Before joining O’Neal in 2016, Virginia was the Middle School Dean of Students at Norwood School in Bethesda, MD. She holds a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and a MSEd in supervision and administration.
Subject curriculum is ever changing. At O’Neal, colleagues across divisions have the ability to learn from each other. They work together to ensure that their students build skills that lead to lifelong learning and success. 19
Class of 2018 Achievement SAT /ACT Scores
*O'Neal Class of 2018 Avg O'Neal Class of 2018 Top 25%
SAT ERW SAT Math SAT Total ACT Composite
North Carolina 2018 Avg National 2018 Avg
* Note: Scores tabulated are for 4-Year college going seniors. All scores in the tables above are for the Class of 2018.
$1.1 million in merit-based scholarships was amassed by the 23-member Class of 2018.
Class of 2018 Matriculation for 4-year Colleges and Universities Appalachian State University Boston University Early Decision Cincinnati Christian University College of William and Mary Early Decision Colorado College Early Decision Columbus College of Art and Design Davidson College Early Decision East Carolina University*
Elon University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Early Decision Parsons Paris School of Art and Design Randolph-Macon College Skidmore College Early Decision Texas A&M University Trinity College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of Richmond Early Decision University of Virginia * Multiple Students Attending
Other College Acceptances Academy of Art University Barton College Bennett College Bridgewater College Case Western Reserve University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston Colorado School of Mines Drew University Guilford College High Point University
Indiana Institute of Technology Kenyon College London College of Fashion McDaniel College Meredith College North Carolina Central University Notre Dame College Ohio State University Otis College of Art and Design Pfeiffer University Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Arts Institute of Chicago University at North Carolina at Wilmington University of Alabama University of Denver University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Pittsburgh University of Texas University of the Arts London Wake Forest University York College of Pennsylvania
THE O’NEAL SCHOOL 2017-2018 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.
2017-2018 Board of Trustees Executive Committee
Lee Howell, Chair Stan Bradshaw, Vice Chair Lynn Walters, Secretary Winston Dozier, Treasurer Lynda Acker Robert Almony Mark Epstein John Fessenden Michael Gutschmit '86 David Logan '86 Stuart Mills
Sarah O'Leary Tom Pashley John Samples Rick Stefanik Joseph Tozzi Jana Van Paris
Elaine Tate Baillie Stan Bradshaw F. Farrell Collins, Jr., M.D. Heidi Hall Jones Konni McMurray Edward T. Taws, Jr.
John Elmore Head of School
2017-2018 O’Neal Administrative Team John Elmore Head of School
Virginia Andres Head of Middle School
Eddie Phillips Chief Financial Officer
Angie Manning Head of Lower School
Matt Jacobs Head of Upper School
Megan King Director of Studies Olivia Webb Director of Admissions 21
James Franklin Director of Athletics & Transportation Services Blanche Hancock Director of Alumni Relations Kathy Taylor Director of Communications
2017-2018 Operating Fund Revenue:
Tuition (net) Annual Fund Auction (net) Auction - Fund a Need "STEAM" Other Revenue (1) Total Revenue Net
Personnel & Benefits $4,669,950 Plant (2) 460,666 Technology 94,994 Athletics 120,524 Other Expenses (3) 756,025 Total Expenses $6,102,159 Deficit ($103,36 Fixed Asset Acquisitions (4) $150,994
$5,307,558 143,532 172,131 68,900 306,676 $5,998,797 $47,632
Revenue: Fund a Need "STEAM" 1% Auction (Net) 3% Annual Fund 2%
Expenses: Athletics 2% Technology 2%
Other Revenue (1) 5%
Other Expenses (3) 12%
Personnel & Benefits 76%
(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. (4) Fixed Asset Acquisitions – Pool renovations, 15 passenger van and 14 passenger bus.
The Annual Fund
We would like to recognize the following who presented a cash gift to the O’Neal Fund between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 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. Susan Baldelli Mr. Steven Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Dr. F. Farrell Collins, Jr. Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gavin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Keller Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Mr. Edward T. Phillips
Mr. and Dr. Shawn Reed Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mr. David R. Shupp Mr. and Mrs. Adam Simpkins Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. Timothy J. Williams and Dr. Diane M. Williams
Thank you to donors who made a contribution to the O’Neal Annual Fund, in the amount of $500 - $1970 Ms. Guo Aiwu Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Coates Col. and Mrs. Patrick Dailey Mr. Robert Diosdado and Ms. Erin Maes Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunnagan Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Harris Teeter, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Dr. Gary Jones
Mr. Michael and Dr. Pamela Kantorowski Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lina Mr. and Mrs. James Lindsey Dr. Lissette Machin Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack The Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIlwain Mr. and Mrs. Tracey McInnis CW4 and Mrs. Birche Meese Mid-South Food Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Miller Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary Mr. and Ms. Luke Pastre Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Renner
Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Rostan Ms. Angela Royal Major and Mrs. John Samples Ms. Kristina Waldt Sorenson and Mr. Richard Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trevarrow Mr. and Mrs. Todd Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Webster Mrs. Constance Fleming Wright Ms. Elaine Zelch
Thank you to donors who made a contribution to the O’Neal Annual Fund, up to $499 Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Mr. Paolo Alberto and Mrs. Ma Joffel Alberto Mr. and Mrs. Sam Amato AmazonSmile Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Dr. and Mrs. Mike Antil Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnwell Ms. Kelsey E. Bartiss Miss Maeve Bartiss Mr. Robert Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blake Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Blocklinger Ms. Lynn G. Bowness Ms. Marie-Luise Brase Ms. Judy Browne Ms. Lyn D. Cagle Calibre
Mr. Ivan Scrivner and Dr. Nicole J. Camastra Mr. Richard T. Capel Ms. Cynthia Carr Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Carran Dr. David J. Casey and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni Mr. Alan Castro and Mrs. Jeannie Rovira Mr. and Mrs. James Cavallini Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cheek Mr. Jamie Chisholm Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Dan Copeland Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Copeland Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cordell Mrs. Kimball Cotty Mr. and Mrs. John Cowden Mr. Peter O. Cox Mrs. Wilma Creighton Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey I. Cutler Ms. Paula Daigle Mr. and Mrs. Jack Daly Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dewey Ms. Kathryn Dickerson
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dishman Dr. and Mrs. James Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. John Druga Mr. and Mrs. Justin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Brett Dymond Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ellis Mrs. Lambeth Evans Miss Leslea Everett Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Everts Ms. Renee Ferrerio Dr. and Mrs. John Fessenden Mr. Ricky Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch Ms. Lindley Fleury Mr. and Mrs. Win Ford Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Fox Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Futrell Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Garcia Mr. Joseph Garner
Longleaf Club Continued
Mr. Owen Garner Ms. Beth Garrison Dr. and Mrs. Dave Garza Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gaskell Lt Col John Gaughan and Dr.Jessica Gaughan Mr. and Mrs. John Gessner Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbons Dr. and Mrs. Manlio Goetzl Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein Mrs. Julie Richardson Goldston Ms. BJ Goodridge and Ms. Lori McFarland Dr. and Mrs. Matt Grafenberg Mr. and Mrs. Ansol Graham Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Francis Grandinetti Dr. and Mrs. Jason Graves Dr. David M. Graves Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Grayson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Greenblatt Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow Mrs. Sandra Haarlow Mr. Jeff Haarlow Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haas Mr. Henry Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. J Hammond Mr. and Mrs. George Hancock Mrs. Mary C. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Haughey III Ms. Ashley Head Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Healy Mrs. Woodard Heath Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Hendricks Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Henry Ms. Mary Herpy Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holroyd Dr. Huankai Hu and Mrs. Jing Zhang Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffman Mr. and Mrs. Porter Hunt Mr. and Mrs. William Scott Husing Mrs. Nancy Huston LTC and Mrs. Sean Imbs Maj. and Mrs. Russell Isaacs Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jackson Ms. Laura Jackson Mr. Michael Jenkins Mrs. Carla Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Johnson Mrs. Carole Johnson Mr. Kenny Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jordan Dr. Allen Joseph and Dr. Tania Paul Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Keating 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 Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kim Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King Ms. Kate King Dr. and Mrs. John Krahnert
Dr. and Mrs. Ritt Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kuzma Mr. Rob Lamble Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lawrence Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Leber Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lineback Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Liner, Jr. Mr. Andrew Lovsin and Ms. Melissa Fleek Mr. and Mrs. David Lussier Ms. Angela Manning Dr. and Mrs. James Marino Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Marrazzo Ms. Grace Martin Ms. Kim Mason Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Massey Drs. Bobby and Carolyn Maynor Dr. and Mrs. Brooks Mays Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Kyle R. McClelland Mr. and Mrs. William McClelland Jr. Mr. and Ms. Steven McCulloch Col. and Mrs. Tom McFadyen Mr. and Mrs. Matt McIntrye Ms. Kit McKinley Mr. Matthew McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Sammy McPeake Mr. and Mrs. David McWhinney Dr. and Mrs. Morton Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Millard Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller Dr. Chris Miller Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent Mr. Steve Bozovich and Mrs. Maureen Morales-Bozovich Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Morris Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morris Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mourouzis Mr. and Mrs. William Moynahan Ms. Cheryl Nelson Mr. Michael Norman Mr. and Mrs. Bart O'Connor Dr. and Mrs. Gerard J. O'Donnell Kaleigh B. O'Leary Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Mahoney O'Neal Junior Class Parents Mr. Walter A. Osorio and Dr. Sabina Osorio Mr. Andrew Parker and Dr. Cara Shipe Mr. and Mrs. John Parscal Drs. David and Edna Pashley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mrs. Elaine Bradbury Passman Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patenaude Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Pepe Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pohlmeyer Mrs. Robin Prim Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Pusser Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Quis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Reidelbach Mrs. Marjorie Roach
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts Mrs. Sarah Merchant de Rojas Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Ronalter Jr. Mr. and Dr. Robert S. Rostan Drs. Francis and Vicki Grimm SFC and Mrs. Thomas Sager Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Saye Ms. Lorraine Scantlin William R. Schirmer Mrs. Lindsey Shelton Mrs. Jan Simmons MSG and Mrs. Gregory Singer Mr. and Dr. Brett Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Chad Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fulton A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Mrs. Kendall Smith Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Sowell Mr. George Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Spofford Mr. Brent Stark and Dr. Juliann Wallner Mrs. Sarita Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stingle Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Mr. and Mrs. Christian Stone Ms. Jennifer Stroud Mrs. Stacy Strunk Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swartz Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tall Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thompson Mr. and Dr. Ryan Thurman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tompkins Mr. and Mrs. Mark Turner Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Uherka Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ulrich Mr. and Mrs. Mohan Vaswani Mr. and Mrs. Randy Vest Ms. Heather Wallace Ms. Miryah Walters Maj. and Mrs. Kevin Ward Mrs. Olivia Webb Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb Mr and Mrs. Matthew Weeks Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wenzel Drs. Jason and Teresa White Ms. Beth Whitman Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcox Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wilder Mrs. Celesta M. Williams Mr. David Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wolferman Mr. David Wolff and Mrs. Young Mee Jun Mr. Gregory Wood Mr. Josh Wrightson Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wrightson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yelverton Ms. Maria Zone
Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Ms. Guo Aiwu Mr. Paolo Alberto and Mrs. Ma Joffel Alberto Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ambersley Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Dr. and Mrs. Mike Antil Mr. Steven R. Baldelli Ms. Susan Baldelli Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnwell Mr. Robert Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blake Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Blocklinger Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Mr. Ivan Scrivner and Dr. Nicole J. Camastra Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Carran Dr. David J. Casey and Dr. Maria DiGiovanni Mr. Alan Castro and Mrs. Jeannie Rovira Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Mr. and Mrs. James Cavallini Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cheek Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chriscoe Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Coates Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Dan Copeland Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Copeland Mrs. Kimball Cotty Mr. and Mrs. John Cowden Col. and Mrs. Patrick Dailey Mr. and Mrs. Jack Daly Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dewey 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. Clarence Dunnagan Mr. and Mrs. Brett Dymond Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Dr. and Mrs. David Edrington Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ellis Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham Mrs. Lambeth Evans Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Everts Ms. Renee Ferrerio Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Garcia Dr. and Mrs. Dave Garza Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gaskell 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 Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein Ms. BJ Goodridge and Ms. Lori McFarland Dr. and Mrs. Matt Grafenberg Dr. and Mrs. Jason Graves Mr. and Mrs. Scott Greenblatt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haas Mr. and Mrs. George Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Haughey III Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Healy Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holroyd Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Dr. Huankai Hu and Mrs. Jing Zhang Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffman Mr. and Mrs. William Scott Husing LTC and Mrs. Sean Imbs Maj. and Mrs. Russell Isaacs Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jacobs Mr. Michael Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Mrs. Carla Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Johnson Dr. Gary Jones Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jordan Dr. Allen Joseph and Dr. Tania Paul Mr. Michael and Dr. Pamela Kantorowski Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Keating 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 Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kim Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Dr. and Mrs. Ritt Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kuzma Mr. Rob Lamble Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lawrence Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Leber Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Mr. and Mrs. James Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lineback Mr. Andrew Lovsin and Ms. Melissa Fleek Mr. and Mrs. David Lussier Dr. Lissette Machin Ms. Angela Manning Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack Dr. and Mrs. James Marino Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Marrazzo Ms. Grace Martin Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Massey Drs. Bobby and Carolyn Maynor Dr. and Mrs. Brooks Mays Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Ms. Steven McCulloch Col. and Mrs. Tom McFadyen Mr. and Mrs. Tracey McInnis Mr. and Mrs. Matt McIntrye Ms. Kit McKinley Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Sammy McPeake Mr. and Mrs. David McWhinney CW4 and Mrs. Birche Meese Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mendoza Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Millard Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent Mr. Steve Bozovich and Mrs. Maureen Morales-Bozovich Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Morris Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morris Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mourouzis Mr. and Mrs. William Moynahan
Mr. and Mrs. Bart O'Connor Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Mahoney Mr. Walter A. Osorio and Dr. Sabina Osorio Mr. Andrew Parker and Dr. Cara Shipe Mr. and Mrs. John Parscal Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mr. and Ms. Luke Pastre Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patenaude Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pohlmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Pusser Mr. and Dr. Shawn Reed Mr. and Mrs. John Reidelbach Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Renner Ms. Angela Royal Drs. Francis and Vicki Grimm SFC and Mrs. Thomas Sager Major and Mrs. John Samples Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno MSG and Mrs. Gregory Singer Mr. and Dr. Brett Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Chad Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fulton A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith Ms. Kristina Waldt Sorenson and Mr. Richard Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Sowell Mr. George Spencer Mr. Brent Stark and Dr. Juliann Wallner Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stingle Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Mr. and Mrs. Christian Stone Mrs. Stacy Strunk Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Bill Swartz Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tall Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thompson 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. Mohan Vaswani Mr. and Mrs. Randy Vest Ms. Heather Wallace Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Maj. and Mrs. Kevin Ward Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb Mr. and Mrs. John Webster Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Weeks Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wenzel Drs. Jason and Teresa White Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcox Mr. Timothy J. Williams and Dr. Diane M. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilson Mr. David Wolff and Mrs. Young Mee Jun Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yelverton Ms. Maria Zone
Mrs. Peggy Bell Miller 1977
Mr. Jeff Haarlow 1992
Miss Leslea Everett 2013
Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Webster 1979
Mrs. Elaine Bradbury Passman 1995
Mr. Joseph Garner 2014
Mr. Richard T. Capel 1983 Mrs. Elizabeth Grady Jordan 1983
Cassie Mason Stefanik 1996
William R. Schirmer 2016
Mrs. Roberta Quis Fox 1999 Mrs. Constance Fleming Wright 1999
Kyle R. McClelland 2017
Mr. Peter O. Cox 1985 Dr. David A. Edrington 1986 Mr. Michael A. Gutschmit 1986 Mr. David Logan 1986
Mrs. Olivia Webb 2002
Mrs. Blanche Slade Hancock 1988 Mr. Robert S. Rostan 1988 Mrs. Julie Richardson Goldston 1991 Mr. Scott W. Rostan 1991
Ms. Kelsey E. Bartiss 2006 Ms. Kate King 2006 Mr. Owen Garner 2011 Mr. Josh Wrightson 2011 Miss Maeve Bartiss 2012
Kaleigh O’Leary 2022 Former O’Neal Students Mr. George Hancock Dr. Ritt Kuhn Ms. Grace Martin Mr. Adam Simpkins Mr. Lloyd Sullivan Mr. John H. Taws
Parents of Alumni & Former Students
Mr. Rob Almony and Dr. Arghavan Almony Mr. and Mrs. Sam Amato Ms. Lynn G. Bowness Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Ms. Lyn D. Cagle Ms. Cynthia Carr Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cordell Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey I. Cutler Dr. and Mrs. John Fessenden Ms. Lindley Fleury Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Futrell Ms. Beth Garrison
Kelley Adams Patty Amato Sam Amato Julia Ambersley Chuck Andres Virginia Andres Courtney Blocklinger Lynn Bowness Marie-Luise Brase Judy Browne Lyn Cagle Nicole Camastra Cynthia Carr Jackie Cavallini Jamie Chisholm Alison Coates Jenell Copeland Brooke Cutler Paula Daigle Kathryn Dickerson Amanda Duffy
Mrs. Elaine Baillie Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Baker Dr. F. Farrell Collins, Jr. Mrs. Wilma Creighton Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dishman Dr. and Mrs. James Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch
Dr. David M. Graves Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow Mrs. Sandra Haarlow Dr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Dr. and Mrs. John Krahnert Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lina Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Liner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William McClelland Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIlwain Dr. and Mrs. Morton Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Gerard J. O'Donnell Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Pepe Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Quis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. P. Wayne Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Ronalter Jr. Ms. Jennifer Stroud Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ulrich Ms. Beth Whitman Mr. Gregory Wood Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wrightson
Faculty and Staff
John Elmore Renee Ferrerio Ricky Fisher Jennie Ford James Franklin Beth Garrison Jessica Gaughan Lisa Gessner Sue Gibbons David Graves Boyd Grayson Vicki Grimm Jeff Haarlow Henry Hamilton J Hammond Blanche Hancock Ashley Head Mary Herpy Lauren Hunt Lindsey Imbs Jennifer Isaacs
Laura Jackson Matthew Jacobs Mr. Kenny Johnson Ben Kemp Megan King Ceci Liner David Lussier Angie Manning Kim Mason Matthew McMurray Chris Miller Maureen Morales-Bozovich Jennifer Morris Michael Norman Katie Novak Jennifer Parscal Eddie Phillips Suzanne Phillips Robin Prim Guy Roberts Sarah Rojas
Lorraine Scantlin Lindsey Shelton Jan Simmons Kari Smith Kendall Smith Sunny Sowell Jennifer Stroud Christy Tall Kathy Taylor Becky Thurman Sandee Tompkins Melissa Vaswani Penny Vest Miryah Walters Olivia Webb Heather Weeks Woody Wilder David Williamson Laura Wrightson
Grandparents and Friends Mr. and Mrs. Ansol Graham Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Francis Grandinetti Mrs. Mary C. Harris Mrs. Woodard Heath Mrs. Nancy Huston Mrs. Carole Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kientz III Ms. Cheryl Nelson Drs. David and Edna Pashley Mrs. Marjorie Roach Mr. David R. Shupp Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Spofford Mrs. Sarita Stevens
Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mrs. Celesta M. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wolferman Ms. Elaine Zelch
Businesses and Foundations Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company AmazonSmile Autism Therapeutic Services LLC Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Calibre
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Foundation for the Carolinas Harris Teeter, Inc. Marlboro Family Dentistry The Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation
Mid Carolina Primary Care, PA Mid-South Food Service, Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Scotland Motors T. Lloyd Kelly Foundation
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 2017/2018 contributors are listed below. Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Adams B.A.S. Foundation, Inc. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bartiss Ms. Lynn G. Bowness Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Browning, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Mr. and Mrs. James Cavallini Ms. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr.
Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Ms. Lindley Fleury Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jacobs Ms. Julie Johnson Jostens - Russ Honrine Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kakouras Dr. and Mrs. John Krahnert Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mansker Dr. and Mrs. James Marino Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Salvatoro J. Nuzzo
O'Neal School Booster Club Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Parrish Mr. and Ms. Luke Pastre Pete's Family Restaurant Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Quis, Jr. Mr. James Reid Mr. and Mrs. Randy Saunders MSG and Mrs. Gregory Singer Southern Pines Ace Hardware Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. David L. Summers Dr. Megan DiFurio and Dr. Michael Sundborg Ms. Heather Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wolf
Thank you to our Major Donors whose total giving for 2017/18 was $1,000 or greater. 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 ATEX Technologies, Inc. B.A.S. Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Elaine Baillie Mr. Steven R. Baldelli Ms. Susan Baldelli Bradshaw Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bradshaw The Budd Group Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation The Castle Livery …Chauffeured Transportation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Catania Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cates Caviness and Cates Communities Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Coates Dr. F. Farrell Collins, Jr. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Col. And Mrs. Patrick Dailey Mr. Robert Diosdado and Ms. Erin Maes Ms. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunnagan Mr. Richard J. Edelman and Mrs. Maureen H. Krueger Edward Jones and Company Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham The Faile Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John Fessenden
First Bank First Capital Bank FirstHealth of the Carolinas Flow Farm Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gavin Ms. Janie Gould Dr. Robert D. McCall and Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Hall Fence Co., Inc. Harris Teeter, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Hendry Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Helen Holmberg Herbert Mr. and Mrs. M. Hugh Hinton Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kakouras Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter Keller Mr. Ron Kirby Drs. William and Za'Vette Kodzai Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Mr. David B. Logan Dr. Lissette Machin Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack The Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Dargan Moore and Ms. Janet Trent National Financial Services Mr. and Mrs. David Nau North Carolina Community Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Leary
O'Neal School Booster Club Dr. Brian M. Parkes Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Paules Mr. and Mrs. George R. Perkins III Pete's Family Restaurant Mr. Edward T. Phillips Pinehurst Medical Clinic/Pulmonary Medicine Pinehurst Radiology Quantico Tactical Mr. and Dr. Shawn Reed Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Renner Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Rostan Sandhills Emergency Physicians Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Saye Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schirmer Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Mrs. Cummins B. Sherrill Mr. David R. Shupp Mr. and Mrs. Adam Simpkins Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Dr. Jennifer Stoddard and Mr. Kevin Drum Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. Edward T. Taws Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Taws Dr. and Mrs. David C. Thornton Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trevarrow Trident Marketing Mr. and Mrs. Todd Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Webster Mr. Timothy J. Williams and Dr. Diane M. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yelverton
Tuition Assistance Fund
Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore The Faile Foundation Ms. Janie Gould
Mr. Edward T. Phillips Mrs. Cummins B. Sherrill
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 Hall Fence Co, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jackson
Ronald Kirby MJSK, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Gerard O’Donnell
Bradshaw Scholarship Winner Shelby Wray
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 Caelan McHarney
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, and 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
In Memory of: Hannah Marie Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bradshaw Ms. Deborah Graham Hall Fence Co, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jackson Ronald Kirby MJSK, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Gerard O’Donnell
In Memory of: John Phillips Ms. Julie Johnson Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker
In Memory of: Dr. Jack Young F. Farrell Collins, Jr., MD
In Honorarium Please Take a Seat In Honor of Willie Pratt's Retirement Mr. and Mrs. Luke Pastre
Annual Fund Contributions In Honor of Students, Faculty and Friends In Honor of Sofia and Olivia Afable Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable In Honor of Simon Cagle '05 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Fitch In Honor of Joy Council Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow In Honor of Aden and Ethan Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ellis In Honor of Koa Lena Finn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lawrence In Honor of Olivia Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Garcia In Honor of Beth Garrison Mrs. Constance Fleming Wright '99 In Honor of Neveah Gray Mrs. Carla Johnson Mrs. Celesta M. Williams
In Honor of Mary Zirui Guo Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patenaude
In Honor of Eland and Isabella Miller Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller
In Honor of Julie Johnson Kaleigh O’Leary
In Honor of Nuzzo Family Leslea Everett 2013
In Honor of John Kester II Mrs. Nancy Huston
In Honor of Aislyn and Olivia O’Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Mahoney
In Honor of Zoey King David R. Shupp and Kristine King In Honor of Catherine, Amanda Worthy and Thomas McFadyen Col. and Mrs. Tom McFadyen
In Honor of Blair Spencer Elaine Zelch In Honor of Jack Taylor Mr. and Mrs. John Webster
In Honor of Conley and Corey McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Matt McIntrye
In Honor of Graham, Allie and Gunnar Webb Mr. and Mrs. Lance Webb
In Honor of Turbo Fanqi Meng Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patenaude
In Honor of Beth Whitman Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow
In Honor of Jim Miles Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Haarlow
Auction 2018 Fund A Need: S.T.E.A.M. Initiative
Thank you to all of the generous donors who raised their paddle in support of the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) Initiative. A STEAM experience in all grade levels taught through integrated curriculum can provide our students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of content skills through creative hands-on experiences. Drs. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Adams Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Andres Mr. Steven R. Baldelli Ms. Susan Baldelli Dr. and Mrs. Mark Brenner Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Copeland Mrs. Kimball Cotty Ms. Paula Daigle Ms. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Mr. and Mrs. R. Winston Dozier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Justin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. John Elmore Mr. Mark A. Epstein and Mrs. Julia Latham Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. and Mrs. David M. Furie Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gaskell Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbons Dr. and Mrs. Manlio Goetzl
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gold Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Mr. and Mrs. George Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Haughey III Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell Maj. and Mrs. Russell Isaacs Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Jenkins III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Lewis Dr. Lissette Machin Mr. William E. Mayne Dr. and Mrs. Brooks Mays Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHarney Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. McMurray Mr. Matthew McMurray Mr. and Mrs. James McNeill Mr. and Mrs. Larcoy McRae Mr. Stuart L. Mills and Ms. Helen Probst Mills Mr. Steve Bozovich and Mrs. Maureen Morales-Bozovich
Mr. and Mrs. David Nau Mr. and Mrs. Bart O'Connor Dr. Brian M. Parkes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pashley Mr. and Mrs. George R. Perkins III Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rhue Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Saye Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schirmer Ms. Michelle Sharpe Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno Ms. Kristina Waldt Sorenson and Mr. Richard Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Sowell Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Taylor Dr. Matthew J. Vreeland Mrs. Olivia Webb Drs. Jason and Teresa White Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wrightson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yelverton
Auction Individual Sponsorship
Magnolia Club - $1,000
Dogwood Club - $750
Crepe Myrtle Club - $500
Mr. Brad Marin and Dr. Lauren McCormack Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stefanik Drs. Joseph and Kim Tozzi
Dr. John Shepherd and Dr. Jenifir Bruno
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutschmit Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Pusser
Auction Business Sponsorship
Platinum - $5,000
Bradshaw Capital Management Quantico Tactical
Gold - $2,500
First Bank Peteâ€™s Family Restaurant Pulmonary Medicine / Pinehurst Medical Clinic Trident Marketing
Silver - $1,000
ATEX Technologies The Budd Group Caviness & Cates Communities The Castle Livery...Chauffered Transportation Edward Jones / Dargan Moore First Capital Bank FirstHealth of the Carolinas Flow Farm National Financial Services Pinehurst Radiology Sandhills Emergency Physicians
Auction Advertisement Sponsorship Diamond- $750
Ruby - $500
Sapphire - $250
Drum and Quill Public House
FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company
Johnny O’s Awards Senn Dunn Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Meese Property Group My Hot Lunchbox, LLC Systel Business Equipment Co, Inc.
The O’Neal School Auction Individual Contributors
Dr. and Dr. Jeffrey and Lynda Acker Mr. Victor Afable and Mrs. Heather Shook-Afable Mr. and Dr. Robert and Arghavan Almony Mrs. Patty Amato Mrs. Julia Ambersley Mr. Bryce Baldelli Mrs. Susan Baldelli Mr. Steve Baldelli Paige Ballard Chef Wallace Beeson Tshering Blackwell Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Kristin Blake Ms. Lynn Bowness Jaden Bozovich Mr. and Mrs. Stan and Jean Bradshaw Lulu Brase Judy Browne Glenda Carney Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Sara Carran Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Jennifer Chriscoe Mr. Baxter Clement Mrs. Rachel Copeland Jenell E Copeland Danielle Cormier Bill and Paula Daigle Katie Dickerson Mrs. Lisa Dishman and Mr. David Hensley Mr. and Mrs. Win and Elizabeth Dozier Elizabeth Druga Mrs. Amanda Duffy Clay and Martha Dunnagan Dr. and Mrs. David and Tish Edrington Mr. John Elmore Mark Epstein and Julia Latham
Kelly Fagan John and Jessica Fessenden Beth Garrison Kristina Gaskell Mrs. Lisa Gessner Mrs. Sue Gibbons Michelle Goetzl Dr. Pamela Guest Mr. Michael Gutschmit and Mrs. Denise Gutschmit Wayne and Linda Hancock Amanda Harris Brooke Haughey Joy Hellman Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Terri Howell Mrs. Lauren Hunt Mrs. Nancy Jenkins Naomi Johnson Mrs. Pamela Keith Megan King Molly Kuzma Paige Lewis Debbie Grayson Lincoln Mr. David Lussier Ms. Jessie Mackay Ms. Angie Manning Mrs. Cynthia Mazzarulli Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Bonnie McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Konni McMurray Deanna Miller Helen Probst-Mills and Stuart Mills Ms. Dian Ellis Moore Mrs. And Mr. Maureen Morales and Steve Bozovich Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Jennifer Morris
Ms. Kathy Nester Mrs. Beverly O’Donnell Mrs. Sarah O’Leary The O’Neal School Booster Club The O’Neal School’s Pre-Kindergarten 3 The O’Neal School’s Pre-Kindergarten 4 The O’Neal School’s Kindergarten The O’Neal School’s First Grade The O’Neal School’s Second Grade The O’Neal School’s Third Grade The O’Neal School’s Fourth Grade The O’Neal School’s Fifth Grade The O’Neal School FCA Leann and Whitney Parker Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Pashley Mrs. Suzanne Phillips Mrs. Sarah Rojas Kimberly Reidelbach Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Betsy Saye Mrs. Kari Smith Mr. and Mrs. Xan and Gena Smith Mrs. Sunny D. Sowell Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Cassie Stefanik Dr. and Dr. Joseph and Kim Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. Don and Laurie Trexler Ms. Ashley Van Camp Mr. and Mrs. Todd and Jana Van Paris Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walters Ms. Kelly Ward Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Carol Watford Mr. David Williamson Mrs. Laura Wrightson Erin Yelverton
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UPCOMING EVENTS The Annual Auction Benefit Saturday, February 23rd
Middle and Upper School Musical Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th
Upper School Drama Production
Friday, May 3rd, Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th
Commencement Friday, May 24th
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