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Ethan Nelson: Not your average kid

Dalton teen honored with congressional award


Dawn Graves

Ethan Nelson of Dalton pauses for a photo on Tuesday. At 17, Nelson is already an accomplished artist, a published illustrator and an entrepreneur.

Ethan Nelson, a 17-year-old Dalton resident, has accomplished much to be proud of.

As an entrepreneur, an accomplished artist, a published illustrator and recipient of multiple awards for various accomplishments, one might presume that Nelson was snobbish and egotistical.

In fact, he's a humble, soft-spoken young man, grateful for the opportunities in life.

Home-schooled by his mother, Ellen, since the eighth grade, Ethan is now a high school senior. He gives a lot of credit to his parents for their support.

"They definitely encouraged me to do things," he said, "do things beyond my comfo...

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