Week 15

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of March 8, 2021

Mercedesz L.


Downsview, for the week of March 8th, 2021, your Student of the Week is Mercedesz L.
Mercedesz is in the tenth grade at Downsview.

Mercedesz’ nomination for this award came from our Child and Youth Worker, Jodi. Here is what she has to say: “So many words I can think of to describe Mercedesz...kind, loyal, sassy, amazing, strong, brave and wonderful are just a few. Mercedesz shows me her strength and her wisdom every time I see her. She has faced many obstacles and continues to find ways to climb over each one. Mercedesz has insight about herself and her life that is far beyond her years. Mercedesz tackles life with organization and self-advocacy. She knows just what she needs to do things right and isn't afraid to ask for these things. I admire her courage and her heart. Mercedesz, you are beautiful inside and out!”

The praise for Mercedesz keeps going. Hear this, from Ms de Jersey: “I am just getting to know Mercedesz, and what a pleasure it is. Organizational skills? Off the charts! Mercedesz could teach a course about organization. This isn’t the really interesting part, though. Mercedesz has worked to create processes for herself that work because she cares about her own success. I admire her self-advocacy.” And, from Ms Randhawa: “Mercedesz can light up a room when she walks in! She is a positive and kind individual who is eager to learn and happy to help others! Keep up the good work!”

Silvana adds: “Mercedesz, what a delightful student, always looking other for others and wanting to help.  In addition to wanting to help the school community.  Mercedesz, you earned this because you are kind, responsible, and empathic.  Congrats.”

And finally, from our Vice Principal, Ms Forde: “Mercedesz is an inspiring example for us all.  She sets goals for herself and puts forth her best effort to achieve them.  She persists, even when faced with obstacles.  Best of all, she has a strong sense of community and demonstrates care and concern for others.  We are all very proud of Mercedesz!”

Mercedesz, you heard it here. Your Downsview family admires you for a plethora of good reasons. Reading the accolades here, it is not surprising that you have earned the title: Student of the Week.