James Dawson Elementary Awards Day

Guest Speakers: Torian Salary & Justin Lockett

Torian Salary

Award-Winning Motivational Speaker, Torian Salary has inspired and motivated hundreds of thousands of students across the country. His high energy, interactive presentations and "Tell-it-like-it-is" style is exactly what the students crave. Torian's first time on stage was at the age of 16, when he stood behind a podium staring out at 2,500 people at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you ask Torian how he did it, he couldn't tell you, but he knew he wanted to be in a position to be able to inspire people for the rest of his life. Now, years later, Torian still travels the country in search of young people with potential but may need to be reminded of their purpose and power. With over 15 years of experience, Torian has made a habit of leaving crowds on the edge of their seats wanting more. His words still echo in school hallways across America. Blending truth and humor, Torian's speeches are powerful beyond measure and relevant to all who hear them. Torian's ultimate goal is to help others reach their ultimate goal!

Justin Lockett

Justin Lockett has spent years motivating and inspiring people to get out of their comfort zones and take a front-row seat in life. Balancing dual careers in both The U.S. Army National Guard and DIRECTV where he works to improve morale, teamwork, and communication skills and ultimately he has achieved results. Justin is able to connect with audiences by way of his engaging and fun personality and delivers content that they can use immediately. Justin is a graduate of Troy University and is currently enrolled as a graduate student at Florida Institute of Technology. In addition to being an Army Officer and Business Leader, Justin has began a non-profit organization The Jarrod M. Lockett Foundation to which is focused on educational growth, mentorship, and the prevention of gun violence. Justin has made a positive difference in the lives of so many young people, he is a true leader, and is able to build lasting relationships with those in which he connects with.

Thursday, Jan. 29th, 9am

5308 Mastin Lake Rd NE

Huntsville, AL