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Meet Damon Weavers protege

WEST PALM BEACH-- It's not easy being a star.

Being primmed and prodded at a fitting. Shiny shoes, black tux just part of the life of being Damon Weaver.

The Pahokee 6th grader picked up his tux from Mr. Formal's in West Palm Beach Wednesday on his way to the airport. He's headed to the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles to interview stars on the red carpet.

"I would like to interview Jamie Foxx and ask him for advice that I could bring back to my school," said the K.E. Cunningham Canal Point Elementary school student.

Scoring interviews with the stars won't be a big deal, since he's already quizzed the famous and powerful like President Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

But like every TV star Damon's shelf life is running out-- at least in elementary school. He moves on to middle school next year.

So in comes his potential replacement and protégé 3rd grader Jaylin Mitchell.

"I want to learn how to be funny like him, talented and be smart like him," said Mitchell.

The 8-year-old, who's also going to witness the lights and glamour of L.A. lives in the same Pahokee housing project as Damon.

Their bond is deep and their potential is boundless according to their teacher Brian Zimmerman.

"Well it's important because Damon is going to be graduating next year. We use him to open doors for students and he doesn't mind doing that. He's teaching the kids how to be reporters," he said.

And from the looks of it one has already learned from the other. "He's got what it takes," said Weaver.

Damon and Jaylin will ask the stars for inspirational messages they can bring back to their school.

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