Budding 5th Grade Reporter Wins College Scholarship

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A 5th Grade reporter from Pahokee, who has interviewed more celebrities than most 'real' reporters, has added another feather in his cap - A full college scholarship from the Albany State University in Georgia.

Damon Weaver, who attends K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary School in Palm Beach, first rose to fame after his candid interview with Vice President, Joe Biden in October 2008.

Soon the budding reporter was interviewing important political figures like Colin Powell and Caroline Kennedy. He also got to work on a special series about violence in his neighborhood for the Television show 20/20 and interview celebrities like Paula Abdul for Disney's Dreamer Academy. He even went to the President's Inaugural ceremony, where he hobnobbed with Oprah Winfrey and shared an anchor desk with the likes of Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson.

Now this pint-sized reporter has been offered a full college scholarship, which will be awarded to him in June.

While this is all great, Damon has still not been able to achieve the one dream of his life - an interview with President Barack Obama. He has tried every trick in the book including asking basketball player, Dwayne Wade to plead his case. Maybe, he should try asking Malia and Sasha - We get the feeling they would understand, and that their dad would listen to them!

Sources: Huffington Post, MSNBC.com,

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20 Comments
  • angie33
    angie33Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:20 am
    so lucky!!!!
    • VinnySaturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm
      LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
      • lowhighman2
        lowhighman2Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm
        wow so cool joe biden awesome!
        • nick483
          nick483Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm
          Looks like he is a lucky boy he kind of look like Michael Jackson when he was young
          • happyworld635
            happyworld635Monday, March 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm
            wow he is really lucky!
            • softballgal#12 Friday, April 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm
              wow hes soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • softballgal#12Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm
                wow hes soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • sheniseThursday, January 20, 2011 at 10:16 am
                  lucky him !!! get to interview celeb's i wish i was him but not a boy i wish i had that dream to do that
                  • Lilly DWednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm
                    That is so cool that this kid gets to go around and interview famous people! Man what have i been doing all my life, hes youger than me and already famous.
                    • nikukyu
                      nikukyuSunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:46 am
                      Lol yeah
                    • Lilly DWednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm
                      That kid must be smart, and should be very proud of himself. I wish i were him getting to meet so many famous people!!!!!

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