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Week 22 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of April 3, 2017

Jimmy T.

Downsview, for the week of April 3rd, your Student of the Week is Jimmy T.
Jimmy is in the tenth grade as Downsview.

Let’s get right to the reasons for Jimmy’s win, first, from Ms Piro: “Jimmy is a very talented intelligent young man. He is very thoughtful, and talks slowly with a very quiet voice. I have had the pleasure of enrolling him three times in the last year for the Waterloo University math contests. He is excited and very dedicated to write these contests and his results have been fantastic. Last year he was in my grade nine math class. When he wrote the grade nine math Pascal contest he qualified in the top 25% best students in Canada. After that Jimmy won a school medal for the grade 10 Galois contest. The third medal just arrived and we look forward to the fourth one for the upcoming Galois 2017 contest. I really appreciate his affinity with the Mathematics subject and am confident he will have a bright future in mathematics. I have to underline that despite his mathematical talent he is very humble. Our department is planning to create an extension in his math learning for him to use his all-powerful mind. We thank Jimmy for making Downsview very proud and representing our school with dignity.”

Ms Birta has this say: “Jimmy is one of the most exceptional students I have encountered in my twenty years of teaching. He has a keen interest in and a talent for math and scientific inquiry. Jimmy is perceptive and sharp, with a high aptitude for math and science. He is driven to understand concepts in math, eager to share his knowledge with others and learn new concepts. Jimmy’s endless willingness to learn leads me to believe that there will be NO LIMIT to his growth and achievements.”

Students win this award for a variety of reasons, but when one peels away the lovely words, descriptions and praise that come from our staff members, it’s easy to see that the core reason students win this award is character. Jimmy did not achieve this honour because of his strength in mathematics. Jimmy is your Student of the Week because he has shown perseverance, hard work, curiosity and his willingness to take risks. Hear this, from Ms de Jersey: “Jimmy is a Student Leader. Last year, he joined others as we fundraised at St Patrick Subway Station for Youth Without Shelter. Jimmy was pretty shy, but he tried. He wasn’t so sure he would do it again this year, but I was thrilled that he did – he made the commitment to work at something well outside his comfort zone, and for four cold hours, Jimmy worked hard to raise funds for a worthy cause. Jimmy showed character that day, did something uncomfortable, but important. He put others ahead of himself; this is how we grow.”

Take note, Downsview. Jimmy is a force to be reckoned with. He’s precisely the guy we want others to see representing DSS. He’s smart and he shows it, he’s kind and he shows it. His dedication and humanity make a winning combination. Congratulations once again to you, Jimmy, on your win as Student of the Week.
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