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Toccoa and Commerce Students to Attend West Point

May 14, 2018
Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) congratulates Avero L’Conde “A.J.” Howard of Toccoa, Ga. and Owen Brown of Commerce, Ga. Both have excelled as students at the U.S. Military Preparatory School and been admitted to West Point as part of the class of 2022.

The son of Mr. Avero Howard and Ms. Uganda Burton, A.J. has served as captain of the Preparatory School’s football team and is a graduate of Stephens County High School.

Owen is a graduate of Commerce High School and will be part of the wrestling team at the U.S. Military Academy. The son of Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Sandra Brown, he has been a squad leader at the Preparatory School and made the Commandments List for his academic achievement.

“I’m proud of A.J. and Owen’s academic and athletic accomplishments at the U.S. Military Preparatory School. Their dedication has earned them spots at West Point, and I look forward to their continued service to our country there,” said Collins, who nominated Howard and Brown to the service academy.