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O’Neal Holds Fall NHS Inductions

Southern Pines – Five O’Neal Upper School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday, December 6th. During the ceremony, current members presented each of the four characteristics of membership: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students must demonstrate excellence in these areas, in addition to maintaining a certain grade point average to be considered for the National Honor Society. The standard GPA for induction to the National Honor Society is 3.0; however The O’Neal School requires a 3.60 GPA for consideration.

New inductees are: Class of 2017: Chris Dymond, John Grimm and Paige Thomas; Class of 2018: Toyin Koleoso and Andrew Shoecraft-Martin.

Upper School Spanish /Drama Teacher and Honor Council Advisor, Michael Norman, addressed the Upper School student body. He encouraged the students to be a scholar with a focus on always learning, a passion for knowledge, a desire to be a strong leader with a vision and wisdom to listen to other points of view. He also wished for them to be a strong force for improving the community and lives around them and finally to be true to themselves.

Serving students from Pre-K3 through Grade 12, The O’Neal School is a college preparatory independent school located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. The School has dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). 100% of its graduates are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the nation. Go to for more information.


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