Week 10

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of February 1, 2021

Jenny L.


Downsview, for the week of February 1st, your Student of the Week is Jenny L.
Jenny is in the twelfth grade, and she will graduate in June.

Whether you follow sports or not, you have likely heard the expression “slam- dunk”. Jenny’s win as Student of the Week was a “slam-dunk”, a sure thing, a no-brainer. If you know Jenny, you know that this is true. If not, check out these accolades. First, from Mr Lewin: “Jenny is an honour roll student who is a positive role model for others. She is an extremely thoughtful, compassionate and empathic leader who wants to make a positive difference in the world. She is a very polite and caring student who always encourages her peers to try their best. Jenny is involved in a number of social justice-oriented initiatives at Downsview. In short, Jenny 's commitment to excellence in school and in the larger society is truly inspiring. She is an incredibly positive role model for her peers.”

From Mr Phillips: “I've had the pleasure of teaching Jenny in my grade 12 chemistry class. She was always the first one there and is always on top of her work. Jenny consistently asks next level questions in chemistry and has found numerous mistakes in the textbook! I am confident that Jenny will go on to make huge contributions to our society, especially in the field of chemistry. Congrats Jenny!”

And, from Mr Syal: “I had the pleasure of teaching Jenny. She is very organized and dedicated to schoolwork. She is a role model to all other students. She is a member of a robotics team. Jenny and Sia helped create a beautiful bulletin board in the math/science hallways. She is amazing. I wish her the best of luck in future endeavors.”

And, some praise from Silvana: “I strongly nominate Jenny. I first met Jenny when she was in grade 9 and joined QSA.  She has been an active ally for QSA for her entire time in high school.  She is devoted to supporting the school community and making everyone feel included and welcomed. This school year QSA is running much differently and Jenny has risen to the challenge.  She has come to every meeting, volunteered to put posters around the school on a day she had some free time, and signed her up to make a QSA video to send to teachers and students to generate new members. Jenny, you are a rising leader and I appreciate you stepping up to the plate every day. QSA wouldn’t be where it is today, without your leadership, mentorship, and support.”

Jenny, what’s that we’re hearing? It’s the wonderful, reassuring sound of a slam-dunk. You, Jenny, hard-working, creative, generous, friendly, smart, talented and mature, earning the title: Student of the Week starts the week as a big slam-dunk. Congratulations once again, Jenny.