Week 5

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 16, 2017

Eunica B. and Gift O.

Downsview’s Students of the Week for the week of October 16th, 2017, are Eunica B. and Gift O.
Both girls are in the twelfth grade.

At Downsview, we all have our worries and stresses, and we go about our day, trying to get things done, trying to manage everything that is thrown at us. But there is a special spirit here too, that speaks to our instinct to be part of a community, to be there for each other.

Last week, a fellow student became suddenly ill; she was in a lot of pain and was very uncomfortable. She was suffering, but she was not alone. Very quickly, Eunica and Gift were by her side and there they stayed, supporting her until help arrived.

Here is what Ms. Khona , who nominated the girls, says: “Gift and Eunica are exemplary girls. Both went above and beyond to help a student who had fallen ill and both stayed by her side until needed.”

We are strongest when we are together, when we look out for each other, when we care. Our winners this week show how easy, but how powerful it is to help someone in need. It is a choice and an instinct we can develop; and if any of us need a reminder, Gift and Eunica have shown us how.

Congratulations, Eunica and Gift, on your win as Students of the Week!