Week 14

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of December 18th, 2017

Shenel W.


Downsview’s Student of the Week for the week of December 18th, 2017, is Shenel W.
She is in the twelfth grade, and this is not her first win. 

Shenel is a leader in many ways: she takes on big projects and sees them through; she inspires and supports others; she is a role model; she is a mentor; she pursues excellence.

Here is what Ms. Polley says:

As President of Student Council, Shenel is a very determined advocate for the students of Downsview. When she wants to run an event, like the very successful toonie jam last week, she doesn’t take no for an answer. But Shenel is more than just a strong leader and motivator; she is a loyal friend and wants everyone around her to succeed. Congratulations, Shenel.

Here is what Ms. D’Andrea says:

Shenel is an amazing dancer and I feel so lucky to have her in my dance class and as a captain on Dance Company. She is respectful and kind to her peers and brings positive energy to class each day. You should probably get her autograph before she graduates, because she is a star.

Here is what Ms. Handa says:

Shenel is a dedicated hard working student who is passionate about the world around her and making her school and community a better place. Shenel is very dependable and responsible and goes the extra mile in making sure things get done. Shenel works tirelessly behind the scene, and not for any fame or glory but because that is truly who she is. She manages to balance her studies, her love for dance, social issues and leadership activities as well as being an encouraging and supportive friend to all those who need it. She is amazing!

And finally, here is what Mr. Wallace, who nominated her, says:

Shenel was a solid part of the foundation of this year’s Black Brilliance Conference. Her workshop was brilliantly conceived and organized and received high praise from many of the participants. Behind the scenes, Shenel took care of numerous details and supported and encouraged others in taking on this huge task and responsibility. Shenel is a role model in her pursuit of academic excellence, in her determination to develop her talents, in her desire for success for all.

Congratulations, Shenel, on your win as Student of the Week.