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High 5 4 Kids: Dylan James

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

This week's High 5 4 Kids features a fourth grader with sky high dreams.

Dylan James, 9, said one of his favorite spots at school is the library, and he's not reading the comic books.

"I'll go over to the biography section, and the only thing that made me disappointed was that they only had one book about Stephen Hawking," he said.

That's right, Stephen Hawking. Dylan says the world-renowned scientist is one of his role models and is one of the reasons why he is so interested in learning about science and space.

"I looked up at Stephen Hawking and I was like 'This guy is the most into space,'" Dylan said. "He can't talk anymore. He can't do anything, yet he's still one of the world's leading physicists."

Which is why Dylan applied to Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., and won a scholarship to attend the camp for free.

"You get to see his dreams come true, and it's just wonderful, it's everything," said Dylan's father, Douglas Knott.

When asked what he did when he found out about winning the scholarship, Dylan gave a simple answer.

"I had to excuse myself, and I went into my room and buried my face in my pillow and screamed," he said.

Only 18 percent of people that applied for the scholarship this year received one, and Dylan said this opportunity will help make his dream of becoming an inventor come true.

"I want to be up there with Stephen Hawking. I want to invent. And you can't invent without knowing the physics," he said.

Dylan heads off for camp at the end of June, and said he's ready for an experience that truly is out of this world.

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