Orlando Brown Jr.
Orlando Claude Brown Jr. is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma, was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Brown is the son of the late offensive tackle Orlando Brown, who played for the Ravens. Brown Jr. attended Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, where he played high school football. He was a three-star prospect, he received scholarship offers from many major NCAA schools. Brown first committed to Tennessee but decided to attend the University of Oklahoma. Brown redshirted his freshman year in 2014. In 2015, he was named the starting left tackle. On January 3, 2018, Brown announced via Twitter he was forgoing a fifth season and entering the 2018 NFL Draft, he fared poorly at the combine, putting up 14 reps on bench press, 5.85 40-yard dash, 82-inch broad jump, a 19.5 vertical jump. He recovered at his Pro Day, achieving better results in all categories, including 18 reps on bench press, 5.63 40 yard dash, 89" broad jump and 25.5" vertical jump.
On January 3, 2018, Brown announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Brown attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and performed all of the combine and positional drills, but had a poor performance, his 40-yard dash time was the slowest among any prospect at the combine and was described as a "historically bad time" by NFL analyst Mike Mayock. He finished last in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump among all offensive linemen at the combine; the performance hurt his draft stock after he was considered a first round pick among draft experts and scouts. On March 14, 2018, Brown attended Oklahoma's pro day and chose to attempt to improve his combine numbers, he succeeded and improved his 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, 10-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump. Brown attended visits and private workouts with multiple teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Brown was projected to be a second or third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
He was ranked as the fourth best offensive tackle in the draft by Sports Illustrated, was ranked the sixth best offensive tackle DraftScout.com and Scouts Inc. and was ranked the eighth best offensive tackle by NFL analyst Mike Mayock. The Baltimore Ravens selected Brown in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Brown was the ninth offensive tackle drafted in 2018 and was considered by analysts to be one of the biggest steals in the draft. On May 16, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens signed Brown to a four-year, $3.49 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $865,720. In his rookie seasn, he started ten, he started in the Wild Card loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Orlando Brown Jr. on Twitter Oklahoma Sooners bio Baltimore Ravens bio
Mill Creek High School
Mill Creek High School is a high school in Hoschton, United States. It serves the unincorporated area of Hamilton Mill, Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta, as well as Braselton, it serves unincorporated areas such as zip codes 30548, 30019, 30542, 30517 and 30519. It has 3,997 students, the most recent attendance counts have named it the largest school in Georgia, it is fed by Glenn C. Jones Middle School. Mill Creek was named for the 4th consecutive year as one of the schools in the top 5% in the country with regard to academics and test results; the school's motto is, "By creating a culture of excellence through the development of character, talents and service, Mill Creek Hawks S. O. A. R. In August 2004, Mill Creek opened with 2,500 students, it now enrolls a little under 4,000 students, 292 staff members. It has 53 trailers around the school to provide enough space for its many students. By 2018 the school, which had 3,724 students that year, had been the largest high school in Georgia by student population.
Mill Creek has over 100 student clubs. Mill Creek competed in Class AAAAAA from 2012-2016, has competed in Class AAAAAAA since 2016; the school has won championships in various sports and activities: In 2008, the varsity softball team won the state championship. In 2008 and 2009, the girls' varsity competition cheerleading team won the state championship. In 2008 and 2009, the varsity girls' golf Team won the state championship. In 2010, 2011, 2012, Rachael Dudley, a swimmer for Mill Creek, won the state championship in the 100M butterfly. In 2011, 2014, 2017 the Pride of Mill Creek Marching Band was named Bands of America Regional Class AAAA Champions, they have marched in the London's New Years Day Parade, People's Day Parade in Italy, the Holiday Bowl Parade in San Diego, California. In 2013, 2014, 2015, the varsity winter guard were named WGI World Championships Scholastic A finalists, as well as Scholastic A Champions in SAPA Championships. In 2016 and 2017, the varsity winter guard were named WGI World Championships Scholastic Open finalists, placing 4th in the world in 2017.
In 2015, the girls' cross country team won the GHSA State Cross Country Championships for the first time in school history. In 2015, the varsity football team won Region 7 after an undefeated regular season. In 2015, the varsity softball team won the GHSA State Championship. February 1, 2002 - Construction began on Mill Creek High School. December 21, 2003 - Jim Markham became Mill Creek's first principal. August 5, 2004 - The doors opened for class registration. August 9, 2004 - Mill Creek opened and had its first day of school. October 2, 2004 - Mill Creek held its first Homecoming dance. November 30, 2012 - Dr. Markham retired and Principal Lane took office; the Mill Creek yearbook, The Accipiter, is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association and the Computer Press Association. The Mill Creek High school newspaper has won many awards; the newspaper's original name was The Current, with the slogan, "The Current, where the news always flows." This title only lasted from the opening of Mill Creek in 2004 until 2005.
Mill Creek's mascot is the Hawk, so the paper was titled The Hawk Print. In the statewide Journalism Banquet of 2007, The Hawk Print won first place in "Best Art or Illustration," "Best Photography," "Best News Section," and "Most Improved." It is now known as the Mill Creek Chronicle. Roscoe Dash, class of 2008 Chris Fronzak, lead singer for the metalcore band Attila Ryan Robinson - NFL defensive end for the Oakland Raiders.
Brookwood High School (Snellville, Georgia)
Brookwood High School is an American public secondary school in Snellville, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta, with a student body of 3,503. Brookwood serves several areas of southern Gwinnett County, including Snellville and Lilburn. William Bo Ford, Jr. is the principal of Brookwood High School. Planning for Brookwood High School was started in 1977 to lessen the overcrowding of nearby South Gwinnett High School and Parkview High School. A committee of educators from Gwinnett County met to create and discuss specifications for the facility; the school opened in 1981 under principal Emmett Lawson. The school derived its name from its location on the intersection of Holly Brook Road and Dogwood Road. A committee of three students selected the school mascot and the colors of maroon and gold, which were based on the colors of Florida State University; the original school mascot had a horseshoe around the bronco, removed. The original mascot was a drawing of an entire bronco, but the current logo uses only a bronco's head.
The runner-up mascot choice was the Bruins, the second place color scheme was baby blue and gold. All but one of the Brookwood Cluster Schools were recognized by the Governor Sonny Perdue for outstanding academic achievement in 2010. Brookwood hosted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on March 4, 2012, before the Georgia primary. Since its opening in 1981, Brookwood has been recognized on several occasions by Newsweek and other publications for academic excellence and excellence in college preparedness. Brookwood boys have won state championships in football in 1996 and 2010, in club level ice hockey in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013; the cross country team won state championships in 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001-2003, 2009-2011, 2013. Swim and dive were state champions in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, again in 2017. Soccer won the state championship in 2001, 2004, 2014; the baseball team has won two championships, in 1986 and 2008. Track and field won the state championship in 2010 and 2012.
Brookwood girls have won championships in cross country, as has the soccer team in 1998 and 2003. The tennis team won the state championship in 2000, as did the softball team in 1991; the girls' swim and dive team has won twenty county championships. The girls' track team has won five state championships, in 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994. Brookwood has two significant rivalries within its GHSA region; the first is Parkview High School. The annual Brookwood v. Parkview football game is played as the Battle of Five Forks, named for Five Forks Trickum Road, which the length between the two schools. Brookwood's second rival is South Gwinnett High School. Brookwood and South Gwinnett's football teams play annually for the Mayor's Cup in the Battle of Snellville, named because the two schools' attendance zones divide the city in two. Brookwood hosts club sports including ice hockey; these teams compete in tournaments. Brookwood was the 1999 the 2006 AAAAA State Debate Champion; the Brookwood High student paper, The Sentinel, features school and entertainment articles.
The yearbook student-run, is called Cayuse. A literature club produces a yearly magazine, released alongside the yearbook; the magazine features short stories, essays and poetry written and submitted by students. Brookwood High School's Science Olympiad team has won the Georgia State Tournament eleven times, from 2008-2009 and 2011-2019. For several years in a row, the Brookwood High School Math Team has been invited to attend the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Tournament. Brookwood is the high school of the Brookwood cluster, a group of schools which feed into one primary high school for an area in Gwinnett County; the middle schools that feed into Brookwood are Alton C. Crews Middle School and Five Forks Middle School. Crews Middle has Brookwood Elementary and Craig Elementary. Five Forks Middle has students from RD Head Elementary and Gwin Oaks Elementary, along with some students from Brookwood and Craig Elementary. Robby Bostain – American-Israeli basketball player Jason Bulger – former MLB pitcher Rennie Curran – college football linebacker for the University of Georgia, drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL.
Houston is the most populous city in the U. S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312 million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. With a total area of 627 square miles, Houston is the eighth most expansive city in the United States, it is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is not consolidated with that of a county or borough. Though in Harris County, small portions of the city extend into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Houston was founded by land speculators on August 30, 1836, at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837.
The city is named after former General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas and had won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of Allen's Landing. After serving as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century; the arrival of the 20th century saw a convergence of economic factors which fueled rapid growth in Houston, including a burgeoning port and railroad industry, the decline of Galveston as Texas' primary port following a devastating 1900 hurricane, the subsequent construction of the Houston Ship Channel, the Texas oil boom. In the mid-20th century, Houston's economy diversified as it became home to the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing and transportation.
Leading in healthcare sectors and building oilfield equipment, Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U. S. municipality within its city limits. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Nicknamed the "Space City", Houston is a global city, with strengths in culture and research; the city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas and has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U. S, it is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts; the Allen brothers—Augustus Chapman and John Kirby—explored town sites on Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay.
According to historian David McComb, "he brothers, on August 26, 1836, bought from Elizabeth E. Parrott, wife of T. F. L. Parrott and widow of John Austin, the south half of the lower league granted to her by her late husband, they paid $5,000 total, but only $1,000 of this in cash. They lobbied the Republic of Texas Congress to designate Houston as the temporary capital, agreeing to provide the new government with a capital building. About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837, but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. Houston was granted incorporation with James S. Holman becoming its first mayor. In the same year, Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County. In 1839, the Republic of Texas relocated its capital to Austin; the town suffered another setback that year when a yellow fever epidemic claimed about one life out of every eight residents. Yet it persisted as a commercial center, forming a symbiosis with Galveston.
Landlocked farmers brought their produce to Houston, using Buffalo Bayou to gain access to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. Houston merchants profited from selling staples to farmers and shipping the farmers' produce to Galveston; the great majority of slaves in Texas came with their owners from the older slave states. Sizable numbers, came through the domestic slave trade. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South. Thousands of enslaved blacks lived near the city before the American Civil War. Many of them near the city worked on sugar and cotton plantations, while most of those in the city limits had domestic and artisan jobs. In 1840, the community established a chamber of commerce in part to promote shipping and navigation at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou. By 1860, Houston had emerged as a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton. Railroad spurs from the Texas inland converged in Houston, where they met rail lines to the ports of Galveston and Beaumont.
During the American Civil War, Houston served as a headquarters for General John Magruder, who used the city as an organization point for the Battle of Galveston. After the Civil War, Houston businessmen initia
George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III is an American veterinarian and politician serving as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2017. He served as the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011, he was the first Republican Governor of Georgia since Reconstruction. Founder and partner in an agricultural trading company, Perdue served from 2012 to 2017 on the Governors' Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D. C, he is the second Secretary of Agriculture from the Deep South. On January 18, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture, his nomination was transmitted to the U. S. Senate on March 9, 2017, his nomination was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on March 30 by a 19–1 voice vote, by the entire Senate in a vote of 87–11 on April 24. Perdue was born in Perry, the son of Ophie Viola, a teacher, George Ervin Perdue Jr. a farmer. He still lives in Bonaire, an unincorporated area between Perry and Warner Robins.
Born George Ervin Perdue III, Perdue has been known as Sonny since childhood, prefers to be called by that name. Perdue is the first cousin of U. S. Senator David Perdue. Perdue played quarterback at Warner Robins High School and was a walk-on at the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Beta-Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 1971, Perdue earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, worked as a veterinarian before becoming a small business owner starting three small businesses. Perdue is not related to the family that operates Perdue Farms. Perdue served in the U. S. Air Force, rising to the rank of captain before his discharge. After serving as a member of the Houston County Planning & Zoning Commission in the 1980s, Perdue ran as a Democrat for a seat in the Georgia General Assembly, he defeated Republican candidate Ned Sanders in 1990 and succeeded Democratic incumbent Ed Barker as the senator representing the 18th district.
Perdue was elected as a Democrat in 1991, 1994, 1996. He served as his party's leader in the Senate from 1994 as president pro tempore. After his first year in office Senator Perdue wrote Lt. Governor Pierre Howard asking for more responsibilities, Howard obliged, he shortly after became a committee chairman climbed the leadership ladder to majority leader Senate Pro-Tempore. Many credit Pierre Howard for helping Perdue build the early foundation of what would become his future political career, his committee assignments included Ethics, Finance & Public Utilities, Health & Human Services and Economic Development, Tourism & Cultural Affairs. He switched party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1998 and was reelected to the Senate as a Republican, he won reelection in 2000. 2002In December 2001, Perdue resigned as state senator and devoted himself to running for the office of Governor of Georgia. He won the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial election, defeating Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes 51% to 46%, with Libertarian candidate Garrett Michael Hayes taking 2% of the vote.
He became the first Republican governor of Georgia in over 130 years since Benjamin F. Conley. 2006In 2006, Perdue was re-elected to a second term in the 2006 Georgia gubernatorial election, winning nearly 58% of the vote. His Democratic opponent was Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor. Libertarian Garrett Michael Hayes was on the ballot. Economic issuesPerdue advocated reforms designed to cut waste in government, most notably the sale of surplus vehicles and real estate. Prior to Perdue's becoming governor, no state agency had compiled an inventory of what assets the state owned. In January 2003, Perdue signed an executive order prohibiting himself and all other state employees from receiving any gift worth more than $25. During his governorship, Perdue collected at least $25,000 in gifts, including sporting event tickets and airplane flights. Late in the evening of March 29, 2005, the penultimate day of the legislative session, Representative Larry O'Neal, who worked part-time as Perdue’s personal lawyer, introduced legislation making capital gains tax owed on Georgia land sales deferrable if the income goes to purchase out-of-state land unusually, making the tax break retroactive.
Perdue signed the legislation into law on April 2005, three days before tax day. Perdue used the new law on his 2004 tax return to defer $100,000 in taxable gains from the sale of land. In 2007, Perdue convinced a skeptical legislature to approve a $19 million fishing tourism program he called Go Fish Georgia. Perdue decided that the Go Fish Education Center would be built down the road from his home. Education reformIn education, Perdue promoted the return of most decision-making to the local level. After Perdue took office, in 2003 and 2004, Georgia moved up from last place in the country in SAT scores. Although it returned to last place in 2005, Georgia rose to 49th place in 2006 in the combined math and reading mean score, including the writing portion added to the test that year. In 2007, Georgia moved up to 46th place. In 2008, Georgia moved up again, to 45th place. Perdue created additional opportunities for charter schools and private schools. Georgia state flagAfter Democratic Governor Roy Barnes replaced the 1956 state flag, adopted by Georgia to protest integration, because it featured a battle flag emblem of the Confede
Collins Hill High School
Collins Hill High School is a high school in Gwinnett County, near Suwanee, United States. The school is operated by Gwinnett County Public Schools; the only school which feeds into it is Creekland Middle School. Collins Hill was the biggest high school in Georgia when it first opened in 1994, has since added 20 acres, its student population has grown from its original 1377 to a high of about 4,200, the current count being 3,155. Collins Hill's principal academic and athletic rival is nearby Peachtree Ridge High School, its mascot is the "Screamin' Eagle," and the school colors are green, silver and unofficially black. The Georgia Athletic Directors Association and Regions Bank awarded Collins Hill High School the 2009-2010 Class 5A Regions Bank Directors Cups combined overall award; each year, the students volunteer over 27,000 hours toward community service activities, including the Thanksgiving Can-a-Thon, Holiday Hope, Relay for Life. Many students participate in community service clubs such as Beta Club, are active in helping others.
Students are offered many volunteer opportunities throughout the year via the school's Volunteer Center. Four scholarships are available to students for getting involved. Brandon Coutu, former Seattle Seahawks placekicker Taylor Heinicke, Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Lanter and actor Kyle Maynard, 2004 ESPN ESPY Award winner and author of No Excuses Maya Moore, McDonald's All-American, 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year, WNBA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies and Minnesota Lynx basketball player and Olympic gold medalist Summer LaPann, 2000 Dixie Chicks tour host, actor Collins Hill High School CHHS Athletics Collins Hill High School basketball CHHS Cheerleading CHHS Baseball Collins Hill High School Bands
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, was one of the original seven Confederate states, it was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city.
Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, to the west by Alabama; the state's northernmost part is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the state's southern part. Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level. Of the states east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is the largest in land area. Before settlement by Europeans, Georgia was inhabited by the mound building cultures; the British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733. The colony was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America under a charter issued by King George II.
The Trustees implemented an elaborate plan for the colony's settlement, known as the Oglethorpe Plan, which envisioned an agrarian society of yeoman farmers and prohibited slavery. The colony was invaded by the Spanish during the War of Jenkins' Ear. In 1752, after the government failed to renew subsidies that had helped support the colony, the Trustees turned over control to the crown. Georgia became a crown colony, with a governor appointed by the king; the Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence. The State of Georgia's first constitution was ratified in February 1777. Georgia was the 10th state to ratify the Articles of Confederation on July 24, 1778, was the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788. In 1829, gold was discovered in the North Georgia mountains leading to the Georgia Gold Rush and establishment of a federal mint in Dahlonega, which continued in operation until 1861.
The resulting influx of white settlers put pressure on the government to take land from the Cherokee Nation. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, sending many eastern Native American nations to reservations in present-day Oklahoma, including all of Georgia's tribes. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Worcester v. Georgia that U. S. states were not permitted to redraw Indian boundaries, President Jackson and the state of Georgia ignored the ruling. In 1838, his successor, Martin Van Buren, dispatched federal troops to gather the tribes and deport them west of the Mississippi; this forced relocation, known as the Trail of Tears, led to the death of over 4,000 Cherokees. In early 1861, Georgia became a major theater of the Civil War. Major battles took place at Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta. In December 1864, a large swath of the state from Atlanta to Savannah was destroyed during General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. 18,253 Georgian soldiers died in service one of every five who served.
In 1870, following the Reconstruction Era, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be restored to the Union. With white Democrats having regained power in the state legislature, they passed a poll tax in 1877, which disenfranchised many poor blacks and whites, preventing them from registering. In 1908, the state established a white primary, they constituted 46.7% of the state's population in 1900, but the proportion of Georgia's population, African American dropped thereafter to 28% due to tens of thousands leaving the state during the Great Migration. According to the Equal Justice Institute's 2015 report on lynching in the United States, Georgia had 531 deaths, the second-highest total of these extralegal executions of any state in the South; the overwhelming number of victims were male. Political disfranchisement persisted through the mid-1960s, until after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An Atlanta-born Baptist minister, part of the educated middle class that had developed in Atlanta's African-American community, Martin Luther King, Jr. emerged as a national leader in the civil rights movement.
King joining with others to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta in 1957 to provide political leadership for the Civil Rights Movement across the South. By the 1960s, the proportion of