Age 14, South Carolina
Favorite Subject: Literature
Book: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein. I also like authors Douglas Adams and Isaac Asimov.
Music: Classic Rock, Credence, Beatles, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC
Extracurricular Activities: Cub Reporter for the Columbia Star, archery, and target shooting
Hobbies: video gaming, digital photography, reading, and archery
John likes being a reporter, but he isn't so sure what he wants to do when he gets older.
In his spare time, he likes to play video games and visit with family and friends. When he's not doing that he likes to go to the movies or read science fiction and fantasy books.
As a Kid Reporter, John hopes to continue to meet lots of new and interesting people. He says he has lots of fun going to different events and writing about them.
"I love the unique opportunities to meet new people and learn about new things," he said. "Last time around, I met many local and national level politicians, as well as some adult members of the press."
John is in the ninth grade in Columbia, South Carolina. He has one older brother.
Check out John's articles:
In South Carolina, a refuge for U.S. native plants and animals thrives.
South Carolina Zoo boasts three new tiger cubs as part of its species survival plan.
The country music stars of the future might be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
John Dixon finds more than he expected at a familiar vacation spot.
Don't miss John's thoughtful descriptions of 2004 Democratic primary in South Carolina. He interviewed Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and Howard Dean, Senators, his state Governor, and campaign workers.