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2023 Friends of Education Award - Brayden Torresan

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees presented Brayden Torresan with a 2023 Friends of Education Award at the Board’s meeting on Wednesday, February 28.

“We are grateful for the time that Brayden has committed to supporting our athletes and sporting events in the Lac La Biche area,” said Board Chair Karen Packard. “His dedication to coaching, refereeing and mentoring our students is absolutely outstanding.”

Torresan volunteers year-round to support the athletics program at J.A. Williams High School (JAWS)  in Lac La Biche, dedicating his time after work and on weekends to ensure students have the opportunity to experience and excel in sports. In addition to helping students develop their athletic skills, his work with students also highlights the importance of developing life skills such as healthy living, responsibility, time management, interpersonal skills and resiliency. He encourages students to focus on academics as well as athletics and promotes a culture of pride, commitment, and respect.

In addition to supporting JAWS athletics, Torresan also organizes and participates in community sports, fundraising and memorial tournaments, and drop-in events. 

“Volunteers like Brayden are integral to our schools being able to offer athletics and extra-curricular opportunities for our students,” said Packard. “These experiences make a huge difference for our students and have a lasting impact on them throughout their lives.”

Brayden Torresan is one of three recipients of a 2023 Friends of Education Award. Information about all current and past recipients is available on the NLPS website.