O’Neal’s Bradshaw Hall was dedicated September 5, 2002. It was identified as the School’s multipurpose building, which remains true today, yet never really called by that term. Presently, it holds two art studios, McMurray Library, a dining commons, the Falcon Lab for tech classes, and The William J. Breitenbeck Administrative Center. All of these areas are connected by a sunlight-filled atrium.
Only a few years earlier was there a different plan. As part of the Share the Vision capital campaign, “phase one” of the master campus plan included the renovation of two existing buildings to serve as a commons and multipurpose areas. Instead, after evaluating the costs, the two buildings were torn down and Bradshaw Hall was built.
Bradshaw Hall is named in memory of Stan Bradshaw’s mother, Helen Marie Bradshaw. More than 600 people attended the dedication ceremony.
Falcons Fly to 50
O’Neal is excited to share its history with readers as it quickly nears its 50th year in educating and cultivating youth in becoming successful, effective contributors to communities large and small. The official celebration starts school year 2021/2022. This weekly blog will focus on different aspects of the School as it grew through the years. With every entry, there is just as much more information to gather than what is already written. Readers who have been a part of the O’Neal community are encouraged to reach out and share their O’Neal memories. It is with great hope that the efforts of many in contributing information and photography can be published into a book for reflection and reference as the School continues to prosper for the next 50 years.
Please send your memoirs and photos to:
The O’Neal School
c/o Kathy Taylor, Director of Communications
P.O. Box 290
Southern Pines, NC 28388