Acadian school student given prestigious award

Published on May 23, 2014
Istvan Krizsan, third from left, is surrounded by family after receiving a Lieutenant Governor Award this week. Krizsan, a student at École acadienne de Truro, is pictured with, from left, Sacha Krizsan, Steven Krizsan, Istvan, Jennifter Tilley-Krizsan, Anne Tilley and Julian Krizsan. Submitted photo

TRURO – A student at École acadienne de Truro went home on Tuesday with a Lieutenant Governor Award.

Istvan Krizsan was one of 20 Grade 11 students from the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial to receive the award during a visit by the Honorable J.J. Grant.

The award is given to students who have demonstrated high academic standing, are very engaged in their community development, and have demonstrated talents in athletics and time management.

In the 17-year history of École acadienne de Truro, Krizsan is one of five students to receive the award. He’s been elected student council president for the upcoming academic year and has demonstrated himself as a true leader and respected voice of the students.

He is involved in several sports and also enjoys participating in cultural activities.

Krizsan participated in “Où la mer nous amène,” a play that was a sold-out hit organized by the Centre Communautaire Francophone to Truro in partnership with the school.

While always looking to improve himself and looking for new challenges, this year Krizsan began to have an interest in aquatics and is currently taking his national lifeguard course with hopes to also become a swimming instructor.