9/5/2012 4:30:00 PMBrown sponsors John Hay student for Senate Page program
A student from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will spend the fall semester in Washington, D.C., as one of 30 teenagers from around the United States who will serve as a U.S. Senate page.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown sponsored William Clayton, a junior at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, for the position. Brown cited Clayton’s determination and work ethic as the reason he sponsored the teenager for this highly competitive program.
"His successes in the classroom, as a participant in the Law and Leadership Institute, and in Mock Trial and Moot Court have prepared him well for his upcoming term on Capitol Hill,” Brown said. “Only a small fraction of students are allowed the opportunity to serve as a Senate page, and I know that William will represent Ohio and Cleveland well over the course of the page program.”
Clayton called his selection a “landmark” for his high school, one of the District’s high-performing schools.” Not many teenagers get to experience life on the floor of the U.S. Senate firsthand, he said. Principal Edward Weber agreed.
“This achievement reflects the hard work of our teachers and students every day,” Weber said. “It is a wonderful opportunity for William.”
Clayton, who carries a 4.3 grade point average, is part of the Young Scholars Program at The Ohio State University. Following graduation, he plans to major in psychology and then go to law school. His plan is to practice law in the medical field. “I am excited for this opportunity,” Clayton said.