Dalton Sherman, Still DISD's Best Spokesman

Dalton Sherman and Jenna Bush Hager, who interviewed the DISD phenom for a Today segment scheduled to air tomorrow.
Dalton Sherman and Jenna Bush Hager, who interviewed the DISD phenom for a Today segment scheduled to air tomorrow.
Courtesy Jon Dahlander/DISD

There's an awful nice Associated Press piece floating around about 11-year-old Dallas Environmental Science Academy sixth-grader Dalton Sherman, who, as you no doubt recall, became the Dallas Independent School District most famous motivational speaker after his back-to-school keynote in '08. There's a good reason for the follow-up a year later: As we noted last week, Sherman -- along with Jerry Jones's EnormoDome -- will be featured on tomorrow's Today, which brings Matt Lauer and Al Roker to Arlington and Jenna Bush Hager to teevee as an NBC correspondent.

In the AP piece, DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander says of the Sherman phenomenon: "It just keeps going and growing. The power of YouTube strikes again for Dalton Sherman. It couldn't happen to a nicer family or a greater kid." Which is why Dahlander sent to local media types this pic of the former First Twin and Sherman taken during a break in taping. He also sends this note: "This past summer, Kids Who Care Inc. of Fort Worth created a musical that was inspired by his speech called District XI: Believe in Me. Dalton and his brother Demosthenes are now members of the production's cast. The next performance is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth." When I was a DISD student, I appeared in The Pajama Game.


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