Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of April 23rd, 2018
Downsview, for the week of April 23rd, your Student of the Week is Keith C.
Keith is in the twelfth grade at Downsview and this is his second win.
Picture this: you're at one of Toronto best known, most loved and most grand concert halls: Massey Hall. In your midst, hundreds of students from across Toronto, ready to perform as bands and choirs. You are centre stage in this grand venue, guitar in hand, playing with heart and soul and enjoying the whole production with gracious appreciation and applause. You are Keith C.
Ms Jubinville says: “Keith is a responsible, kind and caring individual. He is active and involved in many activities within the school. Last week he, along with 15 other students, played at the Sounds of Toronto Concert. Keith was prepared, and organized, making sure that his equipment was setup and functional in order to perform. He even has some of his music memorized! He is a pleasure to work with and understands the value of being kind. His hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated. I know that Keith will be successful in whatever he pursues.”
Keith's excellence on stage gained traction for this award, and comments from other staff members cemented his win. Hear this, from Mr Pasian: “Excellent student. Very conscientious and wiling to help others out. Keith is polite and takes his mathematics studies seriously.” Mr Syal refers to Keith as a “gentleman” and Mr Do Carmo says this: “I have taught Keith for a few years. He has been in the regular Comm. Tech courses and has also contributed greatly in the Yearbook courses. His work is always precise as he takes the time to make sure that all technical criteria are met. But on top of that, his imagination when it comes to creating is awesome. I’m always amazed when students come up with new ideas and turn one of my ordinary assignments into something extraordinary. Keith has a way of doing this on a regular basis. Although slightly reserved, his leadership qualities do show through when he is dealing with others. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to a student that needs some help in learning a skill or making something appear better. And you can tell that he enjoys helping others as he always does it with a smile. Congratulations on your win. Well deserved.”
Ms de Jersey notes that Keith is “blessed with real, sincere happiness. The best part? It's contagious.” Keith, thank you for exemplifying fine character at our school. Congratulations again; you are a most deserving Student of the Week.