Week 14

Week 14

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of February 14th, 2022

Adeola O.

Student of the Week

Downsview, for the week of February 14th, 2022, your Student of the Week is Adeola Oladimeji. Adeola is in the twelfth grade; she will graduate in just a few months.

Student of the Week honours are sometimes awarded to students in a timely manner. Students who have just been part of an event or recently distinguished themselves in a specific way are awarded soon after. Others are “in the wings” for these honours, and could step in as recipients any time. Adeola fits in the latter category; she is universally, consistently wonderful.

Let’s hear from her nominators, starting with Mr Lewin: “Adeola Oladimeji is an outstanding student who has inspired her peers through her hard work and steadfast commitment to excellence. She is a reflective, observant and perceptive young woman who is committed to achieving excellence both in school and in the larger society. Recently, she successfully completed the University of Toronto' s See U of T  program. She also played a leadership role in this year's Black Brilliance Conference where she wrote a heartfelt and motivational poem entitled "My Truth, Our Truth”. In summary, the Downsview school community is so proud of all that you have accomplished.  The sky is truly the limit for this remarkable leader.”

From Silvana: “Adeola: Kind, Polite, Intelligent, Leader, Well-Composed, Role Model, are a few words to describe you, Adeola, a quiet but powerful student at DSS.  We are lucky to have you here and fortunate that you are part of the Downsview community and family.  Congratulations on this well deserved recognition.” Ms de Jersey adds: “What a powerful young woman. That old saying, ‘still waters run deep’, comes to mind when I see Adeola. She observes life deeply, commits to tasks fully and handles people with kindness. I am a fan.”

And from Mr Wallace: “Adeola is quiet, studious and polite. She is also a fighter. She fights with herself most of all. She is ambitious but doesn't want to make a fuss; she doesn't say a lot, but won't be silenced. She has faced uncertainty with determination and grace; she has faced bullying and not backed down. Her weapons are her intellect, her determination to fulfill the promise of her gifts, and a knowledge that one must take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Adeola grew into her leadership position over the past few years in Black Brilliance; for example, this year she sat on the Executive. When the discussion about how the conference was going to open, Adeola volunteered to create an original spoken word. Wow, did she deliver. She played with expectations and turned them upside down. The saying 'Never underestimate the quiet ones' can seem cliche, but in Adeola's case it is true. Spend time with Adeola and you will see the power that lies within her.”

Adeola, we are grateful for your wisdom and your generous leadership. Congratulations on earning the title: Student of the Week.