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Week 8 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of November 14, 2016

Faizo M.


Downsview, for the week of November 14th, your Student of the Week is Faizo M.
Faizo is in the eleventh grade at Downsview, and this is her second win; her first solo win.

There is lots to say about Faizo, and we start with this from Ms de Jersey: “Faizo, you have always had leadership within you. Seeing you in action as a Breakfast Club volunteer has given plenty of evidence. You have always cared about things getting done, and getting things done the right way. You have cared about helping others, and you have taken the time to work with others to make good things happen. These qualities are the bedrock of who you are. This year, however, you have embraced leadership in a powerful new way. You are able to step in and take charge in changing circumstances. We saw this when grade eight students visited our school last week. When name tags were moving too slowly, you got yourself out there and found ways to move a slow lineup. Rather than complain, your modus operandi is to figure out a solution and move forward. Faizo, I am blessed to know you as a Student Leader, a Breakfast Club volunteer and a member of Dare 2 Inspire. Thank you.”

From Ms D’Andrea: “Faizo is fantastic! I am so proud of her for getting involved in so many areas of Downsview. Faizo was the manager of the indoor girls’ soccer team last year and did a great job keeping the team organized and assisting with equipment and paperwork. This year, she is a very important member of our stage crew team and also the manager for Dance Club. Faizo is a perfect fit for these roles because she is reliable, responsible, and really nice to be around. She laughs at all my jokes, always greets me with a smile and demonstrates kindness towards others. It has been a pleasure teaching her and working with her on extra-curricular tasks. Congratulations Faizo!”

And, hear this from Joanna Delos Reyes, our Settlememt Worker: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Faizo through my work with newcomer students, she has also supported me through her participation with Across Boundaries and Newcomer Orientation Week. She regularly attends lunch meetings with Across Boundaries and has always taken initiative in helping with food day and Multicultural Day. Over the summer she was chosen to be a Peer Leader for Newcomer Orientation Week, she stood out as a dedicated, strong and reliable team member. Faizo, always arrived early for morning set-up duties, was always on task and there to greet students with a smile-she was a tremendous help especially in the morning rush! It's incredible to see her shine and grow as a leader in the community, thank you for the amazing work you are doing.” Ms Alli agrees that “Faizo is kind, friendly, has a can-do attitude. Faizo is a role model, and a positive and committed Student Leader.”

And finally, from Ms Walker: “Faizo is student to be emulated, balancing academics with a plethora of extra-curricular activities. As an ESL student Faizo has transformed from a shy, quiet student to a soft-spoken, respected leader. Peers have to listen closely to Faizo, but her thoughts are well worth the attention. She assumes leadership roles in the classroom, assisting peers, and directing student-led activities. She is a keen observer, a constant, with well-respected opinions, that both teacher and peers have grown to count on.”

What a wonderful picture has been painted of you, Faizo. You are a testament to others who want to grow, to come out of their shells, to do more and to be more. You are proof that the best things come in small packages, Faizo. Yours is a mighty spirit.

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