He met with the Governor of the state of Arkansas as part of an event designed to honor the top students from each school in the state.
Dawson attended Scholastic Honors Day, representing students from Conway High School and around the state.
"Scholastic Honors Day recognizes high-performing students in our state," said Beth Thompson, Deputy Director of Scheduling for the Office of Governor Asa Hutchison.
Each high school, within the state of Arkansas, was invited to send two academically top-performing seniors.
Additionally, each public-and-private higher education institution was invited to send one college student to participate as an ambassador.