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Week 29 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of May 23, 2017

Kevin A.


Downsview, for the week of May 23, your Student of the Week is Kevin A.
Kevin arrived in Canada only eleven months ago, and already, he is making an impression.

If you were around our school after 3pm on Thursday in recent weeks, you might have noticed that the Filipino Leadership Group was running in full force. This group, new to Downsview, was set up to support our many Filipino students, to bring them together and to highlight their strengths, both individually and as a group. Kevin stood out for his enthusiastic participation, his humour and his ability to deal with hard topics with grace and thoughtfulness. Kevin was definitely one of the members that embodied “leadership”.

Let’s hear more, from the team that got to know him well. First, from Christine Balmes: “Kevin came every week and frequently invited his younger brother to the program as well. His energy and enthusiasm in the program definitely helped make it a welcoming space for other students.” And, from Jennilee Austria: “With Kevin's great sense of humour and willingness to participate, he set the tone for our icebreakers, activities, and lessons. He was an exemplary Filipino leader!” And, hear this, from Joanna, our Settlement Worker: “I got to know Kevin more during the Filipino Youth Leadership Program. I was so impressed by his continued commitment to the program and for stepping up to make weekly announcements! Thanks Kevin, for always lighting up the room with your positive and friendly attitude, and continuing to set a great example for others.”

Clearly, you made a deeply positive impression, Kevin. It looks like you are shining in other areas, too. Hear this, from Ms Alli: “Kevin Agliam was an integral part of this year's Badminton Team. His positive energy, enthusiasm, sense of humour and passion for the game were a main reason why it was such a fun team to coach and be a part of! He is a friendly, kind, smart and dedicated student and young person. I look forward seeing Kevin continue to fulfill his dreams and goals. Go Kevin!”

And, your honour roll marks show that you are showing excellence in the classroom, too. You are what people love to refer to as a “well-rounded individual”. You have social grace, academic strength, you self-advocate and you participate in a different activities that promote your growth and that of others.

When one arrives in a new country, choices abound. Embrace the change or fight the change? Kevin, you are taking advantage of all that is here at Downsview and all that is available in the DSS community. Thank you for being a fine role model and congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.

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