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Holmberg and Bradshaw Scholarship Recipients Announced

Holmberg and Bradshaw Scholarship Recipients Announced

SOUTHERN PINES: Two rising ninth graders, have been chosen to receive four-year scholarships at The O’Neal School. Sam Henry has been awarded the Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship. Peter Lovett is the recipient of the Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship.

The Holmberg, and Bradshaw Scholars are selected based upon the students’ demonstration of scholastic ability, leadership potential and strength of character. The scholarship process included an extensive application with essays and an interview with members of O’Neal’s Board of Trustees and O’Neal Head of School John Elmore.

The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship is given in honor of Helen Holmberg, an O’Neal graduate and the School’s first John Motley Morehead Scholarship recipient. Helen’s father, the late Centre W. Holmberg, Jr., served as chairman of O’Neal’s Board of Trustees. Current O’Neal students as well as students from other schools are considered. Sam Henry, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Henry, becomes the 18th Holmberg Scholar.  Sam is a current O’Neal student active with the Jr. Beta Club as well as a student-athlete playing soccer, basketball and tennis.  Sam competes statewide in tennis

The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship is given in memory of Hannah Marie Bradshaw. Hannah spent half of her life as an O’Neal student and she loved the School as a positive place that helped her reach her true potential. Students not currently enrolled at O’Neal are considered. Peter Lovett, the 11th recipient of the scholarship, is the son of LTC Daniel and Mary Lovett of Whispering Pines. Peter is a dedicated Boy Scout in addition to being involved with community activities such as serving as an escort for service members for the Veterans’ Day Parade or walking dogs for Caring Hearts for Canines Organization. Peter comes to O’Neal from New Century Middle School.

Applications for these scholarships are accepted at the beginning of each calendar year. They can be obtained by visiting The O’Neal School website.

An independent, college preparatory school for pre-kindergarten age 3 thru grade 12, The O’Neal School is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character, and physical well-being of its students. O’Neal prides itself on having 100% of its graduates receive acceptances to colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The O’Neal School is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information, contact Director of Admissions Olivia Webb at (910) 692-6920 or go to

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