Wednesday was no normal day in the fifth grade at York Intermediate School for 10-year-old Dalton Parrish.
Sure, he's a top student, but he got busted by English teacher Amy Bess for not having a journal finished. Bess was smiling when she said so.
So was every other kid in her class, and in Jaime Odom's class across the hall.
See, Dalton, about 4 feet 8 inches tall, 73 pounds, who just figured out that girls are not yucky and do not really have cooties, has an agent.
Dalton's people make deals with somebody else's people.
Dalton - who drinks milk at lunch and is embarrassed and humbled by all the attention and would rather be tackling somebody on a football field while getting dirty - is a movie star.
Dalton will appear at 9 p.m. Saturday on the Hallmark Channel as "Hickory John," the little son of an Amish farmer in a TV movie called "The Shunning."
He was directed by, and became buddies with, Michael Landon Jr. Yes, the son of the late Michael Landon - who played Little Joe on "Bonanza" and dad Charles Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie."
In the movie, Dalton gets to wear suspenders and not be laughed at, and wear one of those funny straw hats. He has, thankfully, no beard.
So Wednesday morning - at the start of school when schools have announcements over the in-house TV system broadcast in each room, after the activities for cheerleading and soccer were announced and everybody including Dalton stood up and recited the Pledge of Allegiance - Dalton gave his first-ever interview.
The interviewer on "Kids' Break" - formerly co-hosted by none other than Dalton himself before he became famous - was also 10. Her name was Taylor Moss, and through freckles, she just about shouted so loud she needed no microphone.
Taylor grilled Dalton, wanting to know about the movie. Dalton remained poised, with this Showbiz-Tonight-in-training reporter peppering him. Dalton said in the movie his character is not happy to be gaining a stepmother.
"I have around three lines, and I am in four or five scenes," Dalton said of his three days of filming in November in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Taylor, the tough interviewer, wanted to know how Dalton started in acting at the young age of 7.
"I was in several plays at the McCelvey Center here in York," Dalton said, and then he was rolling like any star anywhere because stars must talk - a lot.
Dalton talked about how "my agent called my mom about the part," and then how he had to audition and wait for the movie people to get with his people - Mom and Dad - about whether he had snared the role.
Then Dalton dropped a name, as all stars do in interviews: "I was in a commercial with the race car driver Carl Edwards."
Taylor the interviewer finished up by gushing over the air: "Isn't it awesome to know that my former co-host is a star?"
Melinda Parrish, Dalton's mom, was there for the interview, along with her sister, Connie.
Dalton forgot to tell everybody that he was an extra last year - a zombie, of all things - in a movie called "One Last Sunset."
He didn't even mention that he had to learn an Amish accent for his part.
"He loves to act, but he was nervous about this," Melinda Parrish said of the interview. "He's just a kid like everybody else."
After the announcements, Dalton walked down the hall and a tiny kid named Will Hamilton called out, "Hey, star!"
Dalton, so embarrassed, tried not to burrow too deeply into a cement-block wall to escape.
Then he came into his class, teacher Jaime Odom for math and science, and the class erupted in cheers. The girls beamed and the boys clapped.
Like Taylor Moss, the interviewer, all used the description, "Awesome!"
JoQuan Jackson gave Dalton a low-five hand slap, making sure all knew he was tight with the star.
"I've been friends with Dalton since we were in the second grade," JoQuan said. "We were just little kids then. Now, we're big, though.
"I knew him before he was a star - when we were little."
Then Dalton Parrish, movie star, had to stop getting so much attention. No paparazzi, no son of Little Joe from Bonanza, no agent with slick hair and a cell phone, could help him with what fell like an anvil on the class.
Dalton opened his book and saw a fate worse than any hostile audience.
"Math," sighed Dalton.