An accomplished high school student from the Peninsula has been invited to attend to the Presidential inauguration.
Devante Brown was packing his suitcase Friday with the help of his mother.
The 15-year-old honor student from Pacifica has been invited to attend the presidential inauguration.
He leaves Saturday morning.
He said Friday he was a little nervous, but mostly excited.
Brown was selected by the National Young Leaders Society to spend the next five days in Washington DC. including watching President Barack Obama accept the oath of office.
“When I heard it would be on Martin Luther King Day, I though that was really perfect,” Brown said. “And he's being sworn in with MLK's bible. I thought that was really cool.”
Brown has already received enough honors and awards to fill a notebook.
Devante is a sophomore at Riordan High School in San Francisco where he is a member of the National Honor Society and a football player. He also is involved in numerous clubs and he tutors younger students.
“What I hope he can be for us is our eyes and ears and report back to us the richness of our tradition. where a great nation transfers power,” said Ted Desaulnier, Brown’s history teacher.
“This will give him the opportunity to become a better world citizen, being with friends, meeting people and seeing a momentous occasion,” said Chelise Ellis, Brown’s mother.
Brown will be rubbing elbows with some political heavyweights in Washington. He plans to attend a conference lead by former Secretary of State Condoleza Rice.
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