Week 1

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of September 18, 2017

Daryl D


Downsview’s first Student of the Week for the 2017-18 school year is Daryl D.
He is in the tenth grade.

Daryl is a great choice for the beginning of the year. He illustrates qualities that demonstrate the best of Downsview: he has found his passion in barbering, and has committed himself to excellence. Others see it and understand that if Daryl can do it, so can they in what they are passionate about. Excellence generates excellence.

Here is what Mr. Hum has to say:

Daryl, aka the local barber, is a very mature young man for his age. He set a goal a while back to work as a barber and he accomplished that goal this summer working at a barber shop in Liberty Village. All this at the ripe old age of 14! I can tell you first hand that he gives a fresh, mean cut! Keep up the great work and keep challenging yourself with your ambitious personal goals. 

And here is what Ms. Lee, who nominated Daryl, has to say:

Some may know Darryl as Downsview's in-house barber or as Nico the Barber. Daryl is a dedicated and driven student with great barbering skills that have blown me away. Students, staff and community members book appointments with him to get clips cuts, designs, fades and line ups. Care, focus and professionalism are always brought to the forefront when he is working with a client.

Daryl shares his knowledge and passion with others in the barbering club as well. He is a natural mentor who encourages and helps his peers to practice and hone their skills. These qualities make Darryl a great leader.

The barbering program is grateful for your devotion and integrity to the trade. Keep up the great work Daryl!

Daryl, you are an awesome example of how a desire for excellence leads to commitment, dedication and hard work. Keep it going! Show the rest of us the way. Congratulations on your nomination as Student of the Week.