Week 17

ownsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of January 22nd, 2018

Rafaela E.


Downsview’s Student of the Week for the week of January 22nd, 2018, is Rafaela E.
Rafaela joined Downsview this semester and she has already made a huge impact.

Rafaela is a determined, positive young woman, who has demonstrated her capacity for resilience and optimism. She was one of the Masters of Ceremonies at ArtsFest and made huge contributions to the arts program on stage and behind the scenes. Facing a challenge? Rafaela shows us the way to face it, in fact embrace it, head on.

Here is what Ms. Veoli says: Rafaela has been a joy to have in my classroom. She is simultaneously courageous, gentle, kind and motivated. This has become evident to me as I was fortunate enough to learn about her life experiences and also while I witnessed her drive to exel in every component of her academics. Raphaela desires one day to be a doctor, which is wonderful to see when you consider all of the qualities I just mentioned. She has all of the attributes needed to be a wonderful doctor, or anything else for that matter: great work ethic, and a huge heart. Raphaela, it was been a pleasure teaching you this semester. May you soar high and achieve everything you have ever hoped for.

Here is what Ms. D'Andrea says: Rafaela was an amazing MC at artsfest this year. She displayed confidence, professionalism and maturity in her role. She adapted to any last minute changes and rehearsed her script so that she was prepared. She was such a pleasure to work with on the show and I hope to see her in this role again. Way to go Rafaela- you did such an awesome job and we appreciate your hard work!

Here is what Ms. Petrarca, who nominated Rafaela, says: Rafaela is a highly motivated and dedicated student. She did a wonderful job in drama class. She wrote the script for Our Remembrance Day performance and was the MC for Artsfest. She is a strong but silent leader and is a wonderful role model. It was a delight having her in class this semester. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

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