John Berry (administrator)
Morrell John Berry is an American former government official, named President of the American Australian Association in 2016. Berry was director of the United States Office of Personnel Management from 2009 to 2013 and United States Ambassador to Australia from 2013 to 2016. Berry was born in Maryland, to parents who worked for the federal government, he completed degrees at the University of Maryland, College Park and Syracuse University and worked in local government and as a legislative aide in state government from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as legislative director for U. S. Representative Steny Hoyer, he held posts in the U. S. Treasury Department, the Smithsonian Institution, the U. S. Department of the Interior until 2000, worked as director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Zoological Park until 2009, when he was nominated by President Barack Obama as director of the United States Office of Personnel Management. Berry took office after being confirmed by the United States Senate in April 2009.
In June 2013, President Obama nominated Berry to replace Jeff Bleich as U. S. Ambassador to Australia, he was confirmed by unanimous consent of the U. S. Senate in August 2013. Berry was born February 10, 1959, in Rockville, Montgomery County, United States, his father served in the U. S. Marine Corps, his mother worked for the U. S. Census Bureau, he has a brother and a sister. Berry graduated from high school in 1977 and finished a Bachelor of Arts in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980. In 1981, Berry graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a Master of Public Administration. Berry served in management for the Montgomery County government from 1982 to 1984 and as staff director of the Maryland Senate Finance Committee from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 to 1994, he was legislative director for U. S. Representative Steny Hoyer, associate staffer on the House Appropriations Committee. Berry assisted Hoyer on employment issues of the federal government, played a leading role in negotiations that led to the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990, which established the locality pay system.
From 1994 to 1995, Berry served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and acting Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement in the U. S. Treasury Department. From 1995 to 1997, Berry worked as director of government relations and as senior policy advisor at the Smithsonian Institution. Berry was appointed Assistant Secretary for Policy and Budget at the U. S. Department of the Interior during the Clinton administration, serving from 1997 to 2001. At the Interior Department, Berry improved credit union and continuing education options, oversaw the expansion of department programs to improve employees' work-life balance, held town hall meetings with Interior employees and used their suggestions to upgrade a cafeteria and health center; these changes were funded through partnerships with federal employees and other agencies to reduce costs for the department. Berry worked to create a complaint procedure for employees who experience discrimination because of their sexual orientation, to expand relocation benefits and counseling services to domestic partners of employees, to establish a liaison to gay and lesbian workers, to eliminate discriminatory provisions of the National Park Service's law enforcement standards.
He helped establish an office supply store for Interior employees, which he staffed with disabled workers. Berry oversaw one of the largest budgetary increases in the department's history. In 2000, Berry became director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, where he worked with Interior Inspector General Earl Devaney to reconcile twenty years of financial records, improve management, conserve wildlife habitat through public-private partnerships. Berry was appointed from October 1, 2005, to serve as director of the National Zoo, found to have shortcomings in record keeping and maintenance. Berry created a strategic modernization process for the zoo; this included a twenty-year capital plan, securing $35 million in funding to provide for fire protection, beginning renovations to animal houses. The Berry Bastion, an Antarctic mountain, was named in his honor. In 2008, Berry was mentioned as a possible nominee for U. S. Secretary of the Interior, a position obtained by Ken Salazar. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Berry as director of the Office of Personnel Management on March 3, 2009, did so on March 4.
The nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on March 26, 2009, led to expectation of easy confirmation for Berry, despite opposition from conservative activists based on Berry's homosexuality. In the hearing Berry stated he supported any effective employee compensation system, but that the federal government had the obligation to give employees with comparable job performances similar pay and treatment, he pledged to preserve veterans preference and supplement it with training programs to prepare veterans for federal jobs, promised reviews of proposals to improve the security clearance and hiring processes. Berry emphasized the importance for agencies to use all recruitment tools, citing relocation benefits that could keep agencies competitive with the private sector, stated he would create a strategic plan and set performance goals for the Office of Personnel Management. Berry had stated support for benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees and a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Senate confirmed Berry on April 3, 2009, he was sworn in April 13 as the first agency director in the Obama administration with all senior staff in place. The ceremon
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only
Olney is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is located in the north central part of the county, twenty miles north of Washington, D. C, it was agricultural until the 1960s, when growth of the Washington suburbs led to its conversion into a residential area. As defined, Olney had a total population of 33,844 in the 2010 U. S. Census. In 2013 it was ranked #22 in Money magazine's "top-earning towns" edition of "America's Best Places to Live." In 2007, Olney ranked #17 on Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live in America. In 1763, Richard Brooke received a patent for a tract of land located in the Province of Maryland. Known as Mechanicsville, the village which became Olney was established in 1800; the area was farmland, but it soon began attracting artisans. Early residents Sarah Brooke and Dr. Charles Farquhar were devotees of the English poet William Cowper, named their home after the poet's hometown of Olney in England; the area was named for their home, which still stands and is known as the Olney House.
In the town's center was a blacksmith, William Kelley's wheelwright shop, Canby's pottery factory, a Benedict Duley's store. The Brooke family held the largest tracts of land in Olney, whose central village was at the intersection of the Rockville to Baltimore road, the one which connected Washington with Westminster, Maryland, to the north; the Quaker community in Sandy Spring thrived just to Olney's east. The Sandy Spring Museum is a historical museum featuring educational displays. St. John's Episcopal Church survives to this day. After the siege of Washington by the British in 1814 during the War of 1812, President Madison and his family passed through Olney en route to taking refuge in the neighboring town of Brookeville. Although not as involved in the Civil War as areas of Maryland to the west, Olney residents still experienced the tug-of-war between loyalty to the plantation economy of the South and to the Federal government in Maryland's midst. Both Union and Confederate forces made stops in Olney during the war.
Union Generals George B. McClellan and Ambrose Burnside led soldiers through in the midst of the Maryland Campaign in 1862. During the Gettysburg Campaign in 1863, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart marched between 10,000 to 20,000 troops north through the village and raided it of supplies, including horses and crops from surrounding farms in which they bivouacked. Olney served as the original headquarters of the Emergency Management Institute, founded in 1951 as the Civil Defense Staff College to provide training for civil defense. While there, the college built "Rescue Street," a training center designed to resemble atomic bomb ruins; the CDSC was soon relocated to Battle Creek, Michigan due to security concerns of a potential attack on Washington, D. C. during the Cold War. As an unincorporated area, Olney's boundaries are not defined; the United States Census Bureau defines a census-designated place of Olney centered at 39°9' North and 77°5' West. It has a total area of all land. Olney's town center sits at the intersection of state route 97 and route 108.
The town, larger than any other in the neighboring areas, lies south of Brookeville, west of Sandy Spring, east-northeast of Gaithersburg, north-northeast of Rockville, north of Aspen Hill. At the 2010 U. S. Census, there were 33,844 people, 11,606 households, 9,447 families residing in the area; the population density is 2,603.4 people per square mile. There are 11,879 housing units at an average density of 913.8 per square mile. The ethnic makeup of the area is 75.1% White, 11.9% African American, 12.0% Asian, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.53% Native American. 3.1% of the population identifies with "Some Other Race." There are 11,606 households. Among all households: 41.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them. 67.2% are married couples living together. 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present. 3.1% have a male householder with no wife present. 22.8% have individuals 65 years and over. 18.6% are non-families. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.25.
28.9% of residents are under the age of 20, 25.8% from 20 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, 10.8% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41.9 years. For every 100 females, there are 91.8 males. According to a 2015 survey, the median household income is $126,762, the median family income is $138,072. Males have a median income of $96,624 versus $68,709 for females; the per capita income for the area is $48,289. 2.8% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. There are three Montgomery County Public School clusters that bisect Olney, with some children attending elementary and middle schools that send students on to Magruder High School and others attending schools that send students to Sherwood High School or James Hubert Blake High School; the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School building opened in January 2007, enabling the Roman Catholic high school to relocate to Olney from Wheaton, Maryland. The new building of Washington Christian Academy opened in 2008 in Olney. Brooke Grove Elementary School, a public elementary school in Olney, was awarded in 1999 the Blue Ribbon School for Excellence.
Cashell Elementary School was selected as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Other elementary schools serving Olney include Olney Elementary School and Sherwood. Middle schools include Rosa Parks; the historic Olney Ale House continues to operate on the east edge of town. Farther east lies the Sandy Spring Museum and Woodl
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the District of Columbia and Calvert, Montgomery, Prince George's and Saint Mary's counties in the state of Maryland, it was part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore The Archdiocese of Washington is home to The Catholic University of America, the only national university operated by the bishops conference of the United States and Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the country. In addition, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a minor basilica dedicated to the nation's patroness, the Immaculate Conception, is located within and administered by it, although it is not the Archdiocesan cathedral, it is the site of its Easter and Christmas Masses; the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington is an archbishop whose cathedra is the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in the City of Washington and, metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Washington.
Its sole suffragan see. The first Archbishop of Washington was Michael Joseph Curley in 1939. Eight years on November 15, 1947, the archdiocese received its first residential archbishop, with the appointment of Patrick Aloysius O'Boyle. Donald William Cardinal Wuerl served as the most recent ordinary of the Archdiocese. Wuerl resigned as Archbishop of Washington on October 12, 2018 in the wake of revelations about his poor handling of incidents of sex abuse when he served as Bishop of Pittsburgh. However, Wuerl will still lead the Archdiocese as apostolic administrator until a successor is found. On March 28, 2019, rumors were reported that Wilton Daniel Gregory of Atlanta had been offered the position of Archbishop of Washington. On April 4, 2019, his appointment by Pope Francis was confirmed by the Vatican; the same day, the Archdiocese of Washington announced that Archbishop Gregory would indeed be installed as the seventh Archbishop of Washington on May 17, 2019 On March 25, 1634, the first Catholic Mass in the English-speaking colonies was celebrated by Fr. Andrew White, S.
J. on St. Clement's Maryland, in what is now part of the Archdiocese of Washington; the Catholic founders of the Maryland settlement established the colony as a place of religious freedom. During the colonial era, when others took power, Catholics would become a persecuted people suffering the wrath of oppression allowed by local penal laws. Upon the founding of the United States, a Jesuit priest, Father John Carroll, was elected head of the missionary territory of the United States. In 1789 the Diocese of Baltimore was established with Carroll as its first bishop, given ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the entire nation. On July 22, 1939, Pope Pius XII separated the cities of Washington and Baltimore, creating two archdioceses, under the oversight of one archbishop in persona episcopi; this process of separation was concluded on November 15, 1947, with the appointment of Washington's first residential archbishop. The Archdiocese of Washington became a metropolitan see on October 12, 1965, when the Diocese of Saint Thomas became its first suffragan see.
The list of bishops and their terms of service: Michael Joseph Curley, concurrently the Archbishop of Baltimore Cardinal Patrick Aloysius O'Boyle Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, appointed Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary Cardinal James Aloysius Hickey Theodore Edgar McCarrick Cardinal Donald William Wuerl Wilton Daniel Gregory John Michael McNamara Patrick Joseph McCormick Philip Matthew Hannan, appointed Archbishop of New Orleans William Joseph McDonald, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco John Selby Spence Edward John Herrmann, appointed Bishop of Columbus Thomas William Lyons Eugene Antonio Marino S. S. J. Appointed Archbishop of Atlanta Thomas Cajetan Kelly O. P. appointed Archbishop of Louisville Alvaro Corrada del Rio S. J. appointed Apostolic Administrator of Caguas and Bishop of Tyler and Bishop of Mayaguez William George Curlin, appointed Bishop of Charlotte Leonard James Olivier S. V. D. William Edward Lori, appointed Bishop of Bridgeport and Archbishop of Baltimore Kevin Joseph Farrell, appointed Bishop of Dallas and Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity and Life Francisco González Valer S.
F. Martin David Holley, appointed Bishop of Memphis Barry Christopher Knestout, appointed Bishop of Richmond Mario E. Dorsonville Roy Edward Campbell Michael William Fisher Raymond James Boland, appointed Bishop of Birmingham and Bishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph John Francis Donoghue, appointed Bishop of Charlotte and Archbishop of Atlanta David Edward Foley, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Richmond and Bishop of Birmingham Mark Edward Brennan, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore On September 26, 2018, it was announced that the Archdiocese of Washington was now one of four American Catholic Dioceses under investigation by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for reports of sex abuse. Accused former Cardinal and Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick had served in each Diocese
Washington Catholic Athletic Conference
The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference is a major high school athletic league for boys, co-ed Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Washington & Diocese of Arlington Schools located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The WCAC is regarded as the best boys and girls basketball and football conference in the nation, with at least 4 teams nationally ranked by USA Today every year; the WCAC has at least one strong team in all other sports. The conference is known for its nationally renowned Basketball, Lacrosse and Field, Wrestling and Baseball programs, it has produced numerous professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB and MLL. Holy Cross and Elizabeth Seton are girls only, while DeMatha and the Heights are all boys; the WCAC sponsors competitions in the following sports: 1960-Carroll 1961-St. John's 1962-St. John's 1963-St. John's 1964-St. John's 1965-Carroll 1966-DeMatha 1967-DeMatha 1968-St. John's 1969-Carroll 1970-Carroll 1971-Carroll 1972-St. John's 1973-Bishop McNamara 1974-St.
John's 1975-St. John's 1976-St. John's 1977-Carroll 1978-Carroll 1979-Carroll 1980-Carroll 1981-Bishop McNamara 1982-DeMatha 1983-Carroll 1984-DeMatha 1985-Carroll 1986-DeMatha 1987-Carroll 1988-Carroll 1989-St. John's 1990-Bishop McNamara 1991-DeMatha 1992-DeMatha 1993-DeMatha 1994-DeMatha 1995-DeMatha 1996-Gonzaga 1997-Gonzaga 1998-DeMatha 1999-Paul VI 2000-DeMatha 2001-DeMatha 2002-Gonzaga 2003-DeMatha 2004-DeMatha 2005-DeMatha 2006-DeMatha 2007-DeMatha 2008-DeMatha 2009-Good Counsel 2010-Good Counsel 2011-Good Counsel 2012-Good Counsel 2013-DeMatha 2014-DeMatha 2015-DeMatha 2016-DeMatha 2017-St. John’s 2018-Gonzaga 1961-DeMatha 1962-DeMatha 1963-DeMatha 1964-DeMatha 1965-DeMatha 1966-DeMatha 1967-St. John's 1968-DeMatha 1969-DeMatha 1970-DeMatha 1971-DeMatha 1972-DeMatha 1973-DeMatha 1974-DeMatha 1975-DeMatha 1976-DeMatha 1977-St. John's 1978-DeMatha 1979-DeMatha 1980-DeMatha 1981-DeMatha 1982-DeMatha 1983-DeMatha 1984-DeMatha 1985-DeMatha 1986-Gonzaga 1987-DeMatha 1988-DeMatha 1989-Carroll 1990-DeMatha 1991-DeMatha 1992-DeMatha 1993-Carroll 1994-DeMatha 1995-McNamara 1996-DeMatha 1997-Gonzaga 1998-DeMatha 1999-Gonzaga 2000-St.
John's 2001-DeMatha 2002-DeMatha 2003-Gonzaga 2004-O'Connell 2005-DeMatha 2006-DeMatha 2007-DeMatha 2008-Gonzaga 2009-DeMatha 2010-DeMatha 2011-DeMatha 2012-Paul VI 2013-O'Connell 2014-Paul VI 2015-Gonzaga 2016-St. John's 2017-Gonzaga 2018-DeMatha 2019-Gonzaga 1994-O'Connell 1995-Good Counsel 1996-Elizabeth Seton 1997-Elizabeth Seton 1998-St. John's 1999-St. John's 2000-St. John's 2001-Elizabeth Seton 2002-St. John's 2003-McNamara 2004-St. John's 2005-Good Counsel 2006-Good Counsel 2007-Holy Cross 2008-McNamara 2009-Good Counsel 2010-Elizabeth Seton 2011-St. John's 2012-Good Counsel 2013-St. John's 2014-Paul VI 2015-Paul VI 2016-Paul VI 2017-St. John's 2018-St. John's 2019-St. John's 1968-DeMatha 1969-St. John's 1970-DeMatha 1971-St. John's 1972-Good Counsel 1973-Carroll 1974-Carroll 1975-DeMatha 1976-St. John's 1977-St. John's 1978-DeMatha 1979-DeMatha 1980-DeMatha 1981-DeMatha 1982-O'Connell 1983-DeMatha 1984-DeMatha 1985-DeMatha 1986-Good Counsel 1987-DeMatha 1988-DeMatha 1989-O'Connell 1990-Good Counsel 1991-DeMatha 1992-DeMatha 1993-Paul VI 1994-DeMatha 1995-DeMatha 1996-DeMatha 1997-DeMatha 1998-DeMatha 1999-St.
John's 2000-Gonzaga 2001-O'Connell 2002-DeMatha 2003-DeMatha 2004-DeMatha 2005-St. John's 2006-Good Counsel 2007-Paul VI 2008-DeMatha 2009-Paul VI 2010-Good Counsel 2011-St. John's 2012-Paul VI 2013-DeMatha 2014-St. John's 2015-St. John's 2016-St. John's 2017-St. John's 2018-St. John's 1974-DeMatha 1975-Carroll 1976-Good Counsel 1977-Carroll 1978-Good Counsel 1979-Good Counsel 1980-O'Connell 1981-O'Connell 1982-O'Connell 1983-O'Connell 1984-O'Connell 1985-Ireton 1986-St. John's 1987-DeMatha 1988-Good Counsel 1989-Paul VI 1990-Ireton 1991-O'Connell 1992-Gonzaga/Paul VI 1993-McNamara 1994-Ireton 1995-Paul VI 1996-O'Connell 1997-Paul VI 1998-O'Connell 1999-DeMatha 2000-Gonzaga 2001-Gonzaga 2002-Gonzaga 2003-DeMatha 2004-DeMatha 2005-DeMatha 2006-Gonzaga 2007-Gonzaga 2008-Gonzaga 2009-Gonzaga 2010-DeMatha 2011-DeMatha 2012-Gonzaga 2013-DeMatha 2014-DeMatha 2015-DeMatha 2016-Gonzaga 2017-Gonzaga 2018-The Heights 1987-Bishop Ireton 1988-Dematha 1989-Dematha 1990-Dematha 1991-Dematha 1992-Gonzaga 1993-Gonzaga 1994-Dematha 1995-Dematha 1996-Dematha 1997-Gonzaga 1998-Gonzaga 1999-Dematha 2000-Dematha 2001-Dematha 2002-Dematha 2003-Dematha 2004-Dematha 2005-Dematha 2006-Dematha 2007-St.
Mary's Ryken 2008-Dematha 2009-Dematha 2010-Gonzaga 2011-Gonzaga 2012-Gonzaga 2013-Gonzaga 2014-Gonzaga 2015-Gonzaga 2016-Gonzaga 2017-St. John's 1975-Carroll 1976-Bishop McNamara 1977-Good Counsel 1978-Good Counsel 1979-St. John's 1980-Good Counsel 1981-Good Counsel 1982-O'Connell 1983-O'Connell 1984-Bishop McNamara 1985-O'Connell 1986-Dematha 1987-Dematha 1988-Dematha 1989-Dematha 1990-Dematha 1991-Dematha 1992-Dematha 1993-Dematha 1994-Dematha 1995-Dematha 1996-Dematha 1997-Dematha 1998-Dematha 1999-Dematha 2000-Dematha 2001-Dematha/O'Connell 2002-Dematha 2003-Dematha 2004-Dematha 2005-Dematha 2006-Dematha 2007-Dematha 2008-Dematha 2009-O'Connell 2010-Dematha 2011-Good Counsel 2012-Dematha 2013-Good Counsel 2014-Good Counsel 2015-Good Counsel 2016-Good Counsel 2017-St. John's 2018-St. John’s 2019-St. John’s 1973-Good Counsel 1974-Good Counsel 1975-Good Counsel 1976-St. John's 1977-St. John's 1978-St. John's 1979-St. John's 1980-Bishop McNamara 1981-Dematha 1982-Good Counsel 1983-Dematha 1984-Dematha 1985-Dematha 1986-Bishop McNamara 1987-Good Counsel 1988-Bishop McNamara 1989-Dematha 1990-Good Counsel 1991-Gonzaga 1992-Good Counsel 1993-Dematha 1994-Dematha 1995-Dematha 1996-Dematha 1997-Dematha 1998-Dematha 1999-Dematha 2000-O'Connell 2001-Paul VI 2002-Gonzaga 2003-Paul VI 2004-Dematha 2005-Gonzaga 2006-Gonzaga 2007-Gonzaga 2008-Dematha 2009-Paul VI 2010-Gonzaga 2011-Gonzaga 2012-Gonzaga 2013
Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as "Linsanity". Lin is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, one of the few Asian Americans to play in the league overall, he is known for his public expression of Christianity. Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League. Undrafted out of college, Lin reached a guaranteed contract deal in 2010 with his hometown Golden State Warriors, he played in his rookie season and was assigned to the NBA Development League three times. He was waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets the following preseason before joining the New York Knicks early in the 2011–12 season.
In New York, Lin again spent time in the D-League. In February 2012, he was promoted to the starting lineup. In 2012, Lin signed a three-year contract for whom he played two seasons, he was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He played one season with the Lakers before signing with the Charlotte Hornets, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets the following season. Limited to playing in only 37 games over two seasons due to injuries, Lin was traded to the Hawks in 2018. Lin was born in Los Angeles County in the city of Torrance, he was raised in a Christian family in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Palo Alto. His parents, Lin Gie-Ming and Shirley Lin, emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s, settling first in Virginia before moving to Indiana, where they both attended universities, they are dual nationals of Taiwan and the U. S. Lin's paternal family are Hoklo people from Beidou, Taiwan, while his maternal grandmother emigrated to Taiwan in the late 1940s from Pinghu, Zhejiang, in mainland China.
Lin's parents are both 5 feet 6 inches tall. His maternal grandmother's family was tall, her father was over 6 feet 0 inches. Lin has an older brother, a younger brother, Joseph. Gie-Ming taught his sons to play basketball at the local YMCA. Shirley helped form a National Junior Basketball program in Palo Alto, she worked with coaches to ensure. She was criticized by her friends for letting Lin play so much basketball, but let him play the game he enjoyed. During his senior year in 2005–2006, Lin captained Palo Alto High School to a 32–1 record and upset the nationally ranked Mater Dei, 51–47, for the California Interscholastic Federation Division II state title, he was named first-team All-State and Northern California Division II Player of the Year, ended his senior year averaging 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 5.0 steals. Lin sent his résumé and a DVD of highlights of his high school basketball career to all of the Ivy League schools; the Pac-10 schools wanted him to walk on rather than be recruited or offered a sports scholarship.
Harvard and Brown were the only teams that guaranteed him a spot on their teams, but Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships. University of San Francisco men's basketball coach and retired NBA player Rex Walters said NCAA limits on coaches' recruiting visits had reduced Lin's chances. "Most colleges start recruiting a guy in the first five minutes they see him because he runs fast, jumps high, does the quick, easy thing to evaluate," Walters said. Lin added, "I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I'm not going to do anything that's extra flashy or freakishly athletic."In July 2005, then-Harvard assistant coach Bill Holden saw that Lin was 6 feet 3 inches tall, which fit the physical attributes he was seeking, he had a 4.2 grade point average in high school, which met Harvard's academic standards. But Holden was unimpressed with Lin's on-court abilities, told Lin's high school basketball coach, Peter Diepenbrock, that Lin was a "Division III player".
That week, Holden saw Lin playing in a much more competitive game, driving to the basket at every opportunity with the "instincts of a killer", Lin became a top priority for him. Harvard coaches feared that Stanford, close to Lin's home, would offer Lin a scholarship, but it did not, Lin chose to attend Harvard. "I wasn't sitting there saying all these Division I coaches were knuckleheads," Diepenbrock said. "There were legitimate questions about Jeremy." Incoming Warriors owner and Stanford booster Joe Lacob said Stanford's failure to recruit Lin "was stupid. The kid was right across the street. You can't recognize that, you've got a problem." Kerry Keating, the UCLA assistant who offered Lin the opportunity to walk on, said in hindsight that Lin would have ended up starting at point guard for UCLA. A Harvard coach remembered Lin in his freshman season as "the weakest guy on the team", but in his sophomore season, Lin averaged 12.6 points and was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team. By his junior year during the 2008–09 season, he was the only NCAA Division I men's basketball player ranked in the top ten in his conference for scoring, assists, blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throw