Maybe I’m the last person to know about Dalton Sherman, the Oak Cliff 6th grader who has appeared on daytime talk shows the likes of ‘Oprah’ and ‘Ellen.’ But I know about him now. Check out this video of a nearly nine-minute speech he gave — without notes — at last year’s DISD convocation.

Sherman, who is a student at the Environmental Science Academy in Oak Cliff, will appear on NBC’s "The Today Show" Friday. This kid is a dynamo. Does he really write that stuff himself? I don’t think I ever used the word "colleague" until after I finished college.