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Local 7th-grader wants to become dentist

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WILMINGTON -- A local middle school student already knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up: a pediatric dentist. And at 13 years old, he is already helping kids improve their oral health. Jackson David is a seventh-grader at Myrtle Grove Middle School who goes out into the community, visiting elementary schools to talk to kids about how important it is to take care of their teeth. Most kids hate the dentist. But Jackson wants to be one. Jackson said, "It's always been kind of fun for me, and whenever I grow up I want to help it be more fun and teach kids what it's doing to their health." During a school project Jackson had to find a problem in the community. So he immediately thought about dentistry. He contacted Colgate and explained that he wanted to help educate students about the importance of good oral hygiene. Colgate gave him a hundreds of free toothbrushes and activity books to give out to the students. "I'm allowed to donate it to any healthy cause that will give a kid a smile or will help any other child that may not have tooth brush or tooth paste and teach them how much dental health is in their lives," Jackson said. He went to each class at Pine Valley Elementary School to give out toothbrushes and educate the students. Fourth-grader Marley Hughes said, "We got these toothbrushes and we're working on brushing our teeth and being healthy." Pine Valley Principal Cindy Talbert said, "We are so happy Jackson Davis included us in his Colgate grant, because we have about 550 students that will benefit from having new toothbrushes." Even if the kids were too young to know the health benefits they love the colorful toothbrushes. Jackson visited the school in February to help kick off National Children's Dental Health Month. He has also donated 500 tubes of toothpaste to Myrtle Grove Middle School.

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hi

you are doing a very good job. im ten and i cant decide if i want to be a dintist or a meterroligist. i have been trying to do some researches to see what i like about what they do and i came to your website. well keep working hard and teaching about how to keep your teeth clean. good luck!!!

nice

This is GOOD news ! Nice to see some instead of our usual robbing and killing mug shots.

...and this is news

...and this is news because...??????

*buckets*...

WHAT BECAUSE NO ONE WAS HURT OR SOMETHING BAD DIDN'T HAPPEN IT CAN'T BE NEWS?? DID YOU KNOW THIS BEFORE? IF NOT THEN IT IS NEWS TO YOU, MAYBE NOT THE NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR, BUT ITS NEWS. JUST SAYIN'.....

Long range space patrol

I think what he means is... I'd like to be a space shuttle pilot or a pro-golfer and that's not really news either. I also think it's funny that almost everyone who doesn't know what's going on types in all capital letters, like that makes it true or something.

What exactly

What exactly is it you do for a living?? Didn't you have a dream to be a fireman or something and now you probably are a volunteer. At least this young man has ambitions unlike some kids around here. Be thankful they put something on the news other than someone being murdered or robberies taking place in our area. It should be nice to see a young person starting off on the right foot so early in life. FYI all caps was so you could SEE IT. Don't be such a jerk.

rude, rude, rude

that was realy rude. i dont like it.

I am all for this child and

I am all for this child and every child to have a dream, but is this seriously news-worthy? I can promise you the other station in town isn't doing this type of fluff.

I THINK THAT IS REALLY

I THINK THAT IS REALLY GREAT. NICE TO SEE SOME GOOD IN OUR CHILDREN. MY PROPS TO HIS PARENTS FOR RAISING A WONDERFUL CHILD.