Family: Dallas Eugene Myers was born on February 16, 1999, in Estherville. Dallas is the son of Roy and Becky Myers. Dallas has two brothers and three sisters who all live close to Estherville. Dallas has been an Estherville resident most of his life. Dallas has been chosen to represent the character trait of fairness due to the fact that he owns up to his mistakes and learns from them in a positive and productive manner. Dallas is a student who is friendly with everyone and does not judge others. Dallas is trusted by his teachers to be a leader within the classroom because he is fair in terms of the group work, and is always open-minded about those he works with.
Likes / Interests: Dallas loves spending time in the shop where anything with a motor is his passion. Dallas enjoys the process of taking something that is not working right and turning it into a useful product. He would sometime like to convert his passion for motors into a career as a mechanic. Dallas also loves to fish, and has done lawn work for a job. In addition, he enjoys painting and doing anything he can to make some extra money.
Dallas is a big supporter of the Minnesota Vikings and Iowa Hawkeyes. Dallas has participated in some art classes in high school where he enjoys learning about the clay projects. Dallas is helpful in the shop and is known as a jokester within the school. Dallas likes to have fun at school while learning.
When not at school, Dallas likes to “game” with his friends. Cruising town in his car is another favorite of his. Dallas has enjoyed spending time just doing anything with family and friends. Dallas was chosen by an ELC High School staff member to represent the character trait of “fairness” due to his actions in the school and community. Dallas helps other students by looking for people who are struggling and helping them. Dallas tries to turn a bad day for everyone into a good one through a joke or just being a good friend.
Dallas represents the character trait of “fairness” every day through the way he treats both peers and adults. He believes, “Fairness means that you treat everyone the same and you do not watch others in terms of how you should treat someone. Always treat people the way you wish to be treated despite what you see going on around you.”
When Dallas was asked about his education so far at ELC and how it has shaped him as a person he stated, “ELC has helped me to become a person of character. I have learned lots of academic skills, but most of what I have learned applies to my future career as a mechanic. I feel prepared for my future job situations. Estherville is a community that is good to grow up in; bad things can happen here, like everywhere, but overall this is a good and safe place to live.”
At ELC Dallas’s favorite teachers so far have been Mrs. Ruse because “she always helps me with passing my classes and learning things I do not understand. Mrs. Ruse it the type of teacher you can count on when things are difficult.” Also Dallas named Mr. Maffin because “He was open minded and creative. Mr. Maffin could tell a story in a way that students understand, and he was awesome”.
In the future Dallas will pursue more education at ILCC where he can learn more about the field of mechanics. Dallas will be happy working on automobiles the rest of his life.
When asked about Dallas as a student, and person of character, ELC Vocational teacher Dave Johnson stated, “Dallas can always be counted on to do quality work in the shop. He is always positive and willing to help those around him with their projects. Dallas makes every class he is in better because he is the type of person people want to be around. Dallas is good with his hands and has a great future ahead of him.”
The ELC School District, KILR, and the community of Estherville would like thank Dallas Meyers for being a person of character and leadership!