Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of November 13th, 2017
Downsview’s Student of the Week for the week of November 13th, 2017, is Shon W.
Shon is in 12th grade and this is not his first win.
Leadership is something some of us seem to be born with; leadership is also something we can learn. Shon’s leadership comes from both places. He has discovered in himself the traits of leadership: doing what needs doing, commitment, determination, organization and most of all, connecting with others. How did he discover his leadership skills? By taking advantage of opportunities; he is not someone who is afraid to say I’ll give that a try.
Here is what Mr. Petterson has to say:
Shon is the president of the DAA and was instrumental in the DAA skit for the spirit assembly and has been an essential component of running our first intramurals of the year, volleyball.
And Mr. Hum:
Shon is a confident young man with a kind heart and a great sense of humour. I've had the privilege of teaching, coaching, and mentoring Shon through DAA. He is a proven leader on and off the field with an amazing attitude towards every initiative he's involved in. Shon is a well-rounded student who leads by example. We are all in good hands, as Shon is the future of our country. Shon we are expecting big things from you when you graduate and become the leader that you are destined to be. Shon, keep up the great work!!
And here is what Mr. Wallace, who nominated Shon, says:
Shon has found a way to be fearless: speak or perform in front of a large audience? No problem. Organize a conference? An intramural league? Got that! Carry a full academic course load? Naturally. He has found a way to manage the stress of it all so that he seems like he carries everything lightly. This comes from a powerful sense of family, an understanding of his obligation to share his gifts, and a knowledge of what it takes to overcome obstacles. Shon, you are the man for the job! Onward!
Congratulations, Shon, on your win as Student of the Week!