Full Name
Rhyland O'Neill
Speaker Bio

Rhyland O'Neill is a 10th-grade student at Charles R. Drew Charter Senior Academy. He is an exceptional student and is devoted to his education. O’Neill has played the harp for 5 years, is a part of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, and is a member of the Georgia chapter of the American Harp Society. Rhyland performs bi-annually with the UYHE at their Winter and Spring concerts. In 2022, he performed “We Shall Overcome” for harp ensemble, band, and choir for the Black Lives Matter Mural Celebration as well as the high-profile PGA Tour Tournament Breakfast. In 2023, he performed for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Pre-Party at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center as a part of his quartet, 188 Strings. Outside of harp, O’Neill plays basketball for the Drew Charter Varsity team. He also plays club soccer in the SCCL Premier 1 Division for North Atlanta Soccer Academy and plays Varsity soccer for Drew Charter. Rhyland is an avid participant in engineering and is a part of the Georgia Tech Bridge to Employment program. He strives to improve at everything he does and is eager to expand his prowess.

Rhyland O'Neill