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Nick Tokman and Intermediate North students
"Deadliest Catch's" Nick Tokman smiles as he signs a promotional poster for students at Intermediate North. 

Nick Tokman speaks at Intermediate North

Sept. 28, 2022-- Nick "Sunshine" Tokman, from television's popular show "Deadliest Catch," visited the district today to speak with students at Intermediate North and High School North.

The famous fisherman began his day at RWJBarnabas Health Arena, where his engagement-- Become Your Captain: Catch Your Future-- focused on dealing with negative influences, peer pressure, removing distractions, and more.

"We feel that this will be a great kickoff to our 2022-23 Anchored In Success program," said High School North Principal Ed Keller prior to the talk.

From there Tokman traveled (by land) to Intermediate North, where he spoke to middle schoolers about remaining focused on achieving their life goals, overcoming adversity, and making better decisions for themselves, all while regaling some true-life accounts of his experiences on the water. Tokman also answered questions, signed posters and t-shirts, and posed for photos afterward.

All in all, it was a nice catch for a keynote speaker, as Tokman reeled in students' attention and helped them anchor their thoughts on a successful future.