The Falcons

How did we become the Falcons? Pretty simple, there was a vote. In 1972 when sports started at Wallace O’Neal Day School, Headmaster Bob Haarlow asked the students what they would like for a team name. It was narrowed down to The Minutemen and The Falcons. There was a vote among the student body and The Falcons won.

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Tennis

Tennis started at O’Neal in 1975 as a combined team. They traveled to courts off campus to practice and compete. In 1979 the teams divided, and O’Neal was able to compete in girls and boys tennis. In 2004, the campaign to build tennis courts on campus was chaired by Drs. Glen and Diane Subin, who’s sons all played tennis. Them along with other parents of the 2003/2004 tennis teams led the way in raising funds to build the six-court complex on campus. The Booster Club was also a generous donor to the effort.

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Field Day

Tug of war at private school field day 2021

Field Day!  The whole school divides into two teams. Relays and other competitive activities earn points for each team and the points are totaled at the end of the field day event to determine the winner. It is an annual occurrence that happens in the spring, close to the end of the school year, though when it began, back in 1974 it happened in the fall.

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O’Neal Runners

The varsity boys track team won the state championship a few weeks ago. The headlines read, “first time ever champions” – we were wrong. There is very little written about the boys state title earned in 2005, but we’ve recently discovered it happened. It’s amazing what our track and field teams have accomplished since the sport started at O’Neal 23 years ago and yet still – without a track.

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First Graduates

In a little more than a week, O’Neal will be holding its 44th annual commencement. For the first time in a long time, it will be held outside on campus with a private audience consisting of the families of our graduates, faculty and staff. Cameron Compton Sadler ’84 will be the commencement speaker.

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May Dedications

This year on Saturday, May 22nd there will be a small gathering to recognize the upper school scholarship recipients as well as commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the dedication of the Hannah Marie Bradshaw Activities Center as well as the 20th year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony for Bradshaw Hall which was named in memory of Helen Marie Bradshaw, the mother of Stan Bradshaw.

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