Dawson Daniels


High School/mascot: Caverna High School, Horse Cave, Kentucky, Colonels
Grade: 12
Age: 17
Favorite subject: Math
Extracurricular activities: None
Favorite cartoon character: Deku
Favorite song: “Daechwita” by Agust D
Favorite slang: “Bet”
Parent: Shannon Sharpensteen
Sibling: Nolyn Daniels
Dream college: Western Kentucky University

If you could have a movie made about your life, what would the story line be? Who would star as you and what’s the movie’s title?

He said he would want it to be a biographical documentary about his life story, the documentary would be voiced by himself. The movie title should be “Double D”.

What are your three must haves?

The first item he chose was Coca-Cola, The second item he chose was the music he listens to. The third and final item he chose was his phone.

What’s the best part about social media and the worst?

His answer for the best was the amount of inspiration you can get from the internet and the potential to connect with loved ones. His answer for the worst was that there was a lot of hate and toxic political discourse on the internet.

What do you admire about Gen Z? What do you dislike about Gen Z?

He said he admired their strong sense of moral perception and justice, but disliked their general stupidity.

Did the pandemic change the way you live and do things?

He responded that it changed the way he interacted with people and how he took social interaction less for granted as a whole.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

He said that he sees himself having a degree in meteorology, and him getting a job at a news station. (Meteorology is the study of the weather and atmosphere.)

What is your ideal life/dream job?

He said that he wished to live life with a partner and no children, and wished to be a meteorologist as his personal dream job.

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would it be and why?

He said he would like to live in Japan because he finds it has a unique culture, cuisine and artifacts.

Who or what inspires you and why?

His answer was simple, saying Chris Allen, who is a meteorologist, inspired him as a small child.

If you could trade places with the president of the United States for one day, what would you do as president?

He said that he would pass several bills that would prevent anti-LGBTQ laws from passing.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

“Living life in the free world.” And he elaborated that he primarily referred to never going to prison.

What do you see as your biggest regret?

He said giving his “ex” a second chance.