A model for others

A bright young man of Moricetown was a torch bearer for the community when the Olympic Torch went through recently.

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A bright young man of Moricetown was a torch bearer for the community when the Olympic Torch went through recently.

Floyd Naziel Jr., 18, was selected as a torchbearer because of his solid reputation in the community.

Lucy Gagnon, the Moricetown band administrator that nominated Floyd, spoke high praise for the young man who sets a good example for others.

“He’s a very, very wonderful individual,” said Gagnon.

He earned the nomination from her for being a role model in the community, she said.

He’s good in sports and lives a very healthy lifestyle.

He has participated in the community Fun Run and Gagnon said he was the first one across the finish line the last time they had one.

He is, she said, someone who has risen above temptations and has goals for his future.

Floyd said he hopes people can take his lifestyle as a model to follow for themselves.

While he isn’t directly involved in any sports right now while he was in school he did play basketball.

Running does remain an interest of his.

“I was interested in running all the time, and the last few years I’ve been going to the Fun Run,” he said.

With the Olympics, and the torch relay, he hopes it will promote healthy lifestyles and fitness and inspires people in the community to be more active.

As for his future plans, it doesn’t sound like he has ambitions to be an Olympic athlete himself but may be interested in becoming a chef.