WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today visited MC2STEM High School in Cleveland to surprise the newest Senate page sponsored by his office. DeVonté Watkins, a MC2STEM High School junior, is one of 30 students from across the United States who will serve as a page in the U.S. Senate this spring. He is the second student sponsored by Senator Brown.

“DeVonté is a hard-working, driven, and talented young man, and I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate,” Brown said. "DeVonté's school, MC2STEM, has prepared him well for his upcoming semester in Washington by offering a challenging curriculum and access to real-world internships and job opportunities. Only a small fraction of students are allowed the opportunity to serve as a Senate page, and I know that DeVonté will represent Ohio and the City of Cleveland well over the course of his term on Capitol Hill."

Sen. Brown met Watkins in person for the first time today and welcomed his classmates back to school for the New Year. Watkins, of Cleveland, has earned a near perfect GPA at MC2STEM High School, worked closely with General Electric engineers and has served as in intern at Donley’s Inc.

The Senate Page Program is a highly-competitive program; only a small number of students that apply are accepted. Senate pages live in Page Residence buildings and attend the Senate Page School.

MC2STEM High School, part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, prepares students for 21st-century job opportunities with project-based instruction and partnering with STEM industries in the greater Cleveland area.