Head of School Achievement Awards presented at O’Neal

The O’Neal School recognized upper school students for their high academic scores at an assembly before their peers recently. The Head of School Achievement Award is presented to the O’Neal student in each class who compiled the highest academic average for the past school year.

Head of School John Elmore recognized the following students with this award. Commended for eighth-grade achievement was freshman Ethan Kim, son of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Kim of Pinehurst. Ninth-grade achievement was awarded to sophomore Max Pashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pashley of Pinehurst. Tenth-grade achievement was awarded to junior Lauren Kuhn, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ritt Kuhn of Pinehurst and junior Will Kitchens, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Kitchens of Pinehurst. Eleventh-grade achievement was awarded to senior Maxwell Epstein, son of Julia Latham and Mark Epstein of Aberdeen.

The recognition ceremony was part of O’Neal’s upper school morning meeting where Head of School John Elmore addressed the students. He touched on the concept of having a growth mindset which is the belief that one’s intelligence and abilities are not fixed but can be developed and expanded through dedication and hard work. He cited famous NBA player Steph Curry, who during the off-season, makes at least 500 shots a day. He doesn’t count the shots taken, but the shots made.

Feature photo: HOS Achievement Award winners: (L-R) Ethan Kim, Max Pashley, Will Kitchens, Lauren Kuhn, Maxwell Epstein, Head of School John Elmore.

Courtesy photo/Contributed.

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