Myrtle Beach, SC – While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Brandin Davis, 17, of Milwaukee, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 7th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. Brandin will play in the first-of-its-kind Can/Am Bowl during the prestigious weeklong celebration of youth football that sees thousands from across the country descend upon the host location.
Brandin, a Defensive Back for Washington High School, was selected for this honor from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands across the country and played well representing Milwaukee easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee’s choice in tabbing Brandin for this groundbreaking game that pits the best Canadian youth All-Stars against the cream of the crop from the United States.
The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week-long series of events including the televised, 7th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country and has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Carlos Dunlap, and Dez Bryant among others before they were collegiate stars.
Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 44 years and currently operates in approximately 40 camp locations nationwide every spring and summer. For more information visit http://www.o-d.com.
State Senator Lena Taylor poses with Milwaukee high school students who participated in Discovery World’s “Building the Water Generation” program sponsored by AT&T.
Discovery World and State Senator Lena Taylor teamed up with educators recently to teach Milwaukee high school students about the challenges facing the Great Lakes and available career opportunities in the freshwater field during an innovative program called “Building the Water Generation.”
The event gave 80 students from Bradley Tech High School and Divine Savior Holy Angels High School the opportunity to participate in a half-day freshwater program at Discovery World.
Students heard from speakers State Senator Lena Taylor, Roz Rouse of Milwaukee Water Works, and Bill Grafton of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Students also engaged in hands-on activities designed to more firmly establish their connection to Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through biology and water chemistry. During visits to four different learning stations throughout the museum, students learned about: the career options available in the water field and much more.
MCJ Editor Thomas Mitchell, Jr. (at right next to 1290 WMCS AM “Morning Magazine” host Eric Von) was one of four panelists who participated in a discussion on how small businesses, churches, schools and community-based organizations can effectively sell their events and stories to the media. The discussion, the signature event of Black Public Relations Society (BPRS) Milwaukee, was held at Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. The other panelists were: WISN Channel 12 Anchor Portia Young, who was also the moderator for the discussion, Kenya Evans, a freelance journalist; James Causey, editorial writer with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Von. (Photos by Yvonne Kemp)