Dallas Lowery is likened to an old soul in a young body. At least that's how his grandmother sees him.
"A lot of people have described him this way," said Marie Edwards, Dallas' maternal grandmother, who nominated him for a Make Kids Count article.
"I think it's nice," said Dallas, who turned 8 last month. "I think it's pretty neat."
The Grovetown Elementary School pupil says reading is his favorite subject, and that he also enjoys recess.
"I really like to read," he said. "You get to see pictures and read these great stories."
Dallas knows that reading is an important part of making good grades. In fact, the all-A honor pupil knows that he has to stay on top of his grades in order to be promoted to the next grade.
"If I don't pass the second grade, I'll just get held back and I don't want that," said Dallas, the son of Brooke Jackson, of Grovetown, and Matt Lowery, of Arkansas.
As the oldest of four children - he has two sisters and a brother - Dallas serves as the head of the house.
"It feels like I'm the man of the house because my dad lives in Arkansas," he said.
Dallas' mother said her son has been through a lot and has matured from his experiences.
"He's probably the strongest one out of all of us," she said. "He's got a lot of respect for a lot of people."
Make Kids Count is a yearlong project dedicated to highlighting the achievements of children in our area. To suggest a pupil for a Make Kids Count profile, send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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