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Week 6 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 31, 2016

Diksha S.

Downsview, for the week of October 31st, your Student of the Week is Diksha S.
Diksha is in the twelfth grade and this is her first year at Downsview.

As all grade nine students know, starting at a new school has its challenges. Figuring one's way around a new building ranks pretty low on the scale of challenges. Navigating out new and old friendships, managing the stresses of academic deadlines and teacher expectations and finding one's place in the world of extra-curricular attachments are all matters that need to be sorted out. While these are all issues for ninth grade students, these are also issues faced by students who shift schools. And sometimes, this is an even greater challenge, as one can feel a little more alone. Many of us face this wave of newness by slowly easing in, observing and taking note before taking action, and this is understandable.

Diksha, however, has not waded in to her new life at Downsview. She has jumped in with both feet. Hear this, from Mr Wallace: “Diksha is a wonderful human begin who brings her warmth, her enthusiasm and her optimism to school every day. In a very short time she has contributed to the life of the school, and is also doing well academically. Diksha is a leader to watch: organized, focused and happy to learn, happy to contribute. It is nearly impossible to maintain a bad mood with Diksha in the room. Diksha, I'm glad you found us!”

Ms de Jersey adds: “I was fortunate to meet Diksha early in the year. First, she joined the Breakfast Club team. Diksha brings fun, energy, dance moves, organizational skill, an eye for detail and great spirit. The Breakfast Club volunteer team are amazing, and Diksha is a big part of the amazing-ness. Diksha extends her volunteerism as a member of Dare 2 Inspire, where she has been at every meeting and involved in every initiative we have run. When I get tired an feel a little overwhelmed, Diksha reminds me of the sheer joy of being involved. Thank you for this, Diksha. Thinking of Diksha, I have only one complaint: I wish she had come to us at Downsview sooner.”

Diksha, Dr Martin Luther King advised that we avoid taking “the drug of gradualism” when it comes to making change. In other words, do it now! In your warm and caring way, you follow Dr King's dictate. Your quick involvement at DSS is lays a useful template for others to follow; why not do good, and why not do it now? Thank you, Diksha, for becoming such an important part of the Downsview community. Congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.

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