Collins Recommends SCHS Graduate AJ Howard to Attend West Point

Photo courtesy AJ Howard Facebook page

A Stephens County High School graduate and Toccoa resident has been admitted to West Point.

This week, U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced he has recommended Avero L’Conde “AJ” Howard to West Point as part of the Class of 2022.

The son of Mr. Avero Howard and Ms. Uganda Burton, A.J. graduates this spring from the U.S. Military Preparatory School.

Courtesy AJ Howard Facebook page

There, Howard served as captain of the Preparatory School’s football team.

A 2017 graduate at Stephens County High School, Howard was a member of the Junior ROTC.  He also played on the Indians football team where he was a running back and linebacker.

WNEG named Howard their 2017 Player of the Year.

Additionally, Collins congratulated another student from Banks County.

Owen Brown of Commerce was also admitted to West Point.

Owen is a graduate of Commerce High School and has been part of the wrestling team at the U.S. Military Academy.

The son of Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Sandra Brown, Owens was a squad leader at the Preparatory School and made the Commandments List for his academic achievement.

In making his announcement, Collins noted, “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.”