Week 16

Week 16

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of February 28th, 2022

Syerrah B.


Downsview, for the week of February 28th, your Student of the Week is Syerrah Brown. Syerrah is in the twelfth grade; this is her graduating year. 

There are a lot of supportive words to read about this remarkable young woman, so let’s get right to it. First, from Ms de Jersey: “Syerrah’s certificate was printed way back in the Fall. In other words, she has been in line for this award for months. In September, Syerrah showed great leadership as part of the Truth and Reconciliation team. And, she followed this with involvement in all corners of the school. Her way of being, of listening and of communicating with her peers is special. Syerrah has high interpersonal intelligence - she is a people person. I am better for knowing and working alongside Syerrah.” 

From Mr Lewin: “Syerrah Brown is a hard working student who has demonstrated tremendous leadership this school year. She is currently a peer tutor who is always willing to help those who are in need.  She is also part of the Law in Action mentorship program. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished, Syerrah. Keep up the great work.” 

From Ms Susnik: “From the moment I met Syerrah I knew there was something special about this bright young lady.  She has strong convictions, a clever wit and a desire to be a leader.  She is essential as a peer tutor in my semester two class and she also volunteers her time to assist in leading initiatives in the Downsview community.  Congratulations Syerrah - an accomplishment to be proud of!”

Ms Persaud adds: “Syerrah is a quiet student, but her work ethic, punctuality and cooperative attitude are loud. Syerrah is a smart, focused student with a bright future ahead. Congratulations on earning Student of the Week!” And, from Mr Henriques: “Syerrah is a helpful and kind student that has shown a large amount of resilience. A charismatic member of the Downsview Secondary community, Syerrah is never shy to state her opinion and has a bright future ahead of her.” 

Mr Lam has this to say: “I remember teaching Syerrah in my Grade 9 English and Grade 10 Civics Class.  Syerrah is a dedicated student with a strong work ethic.  She works responsibly during class time and completes her assignments on time. Syerrah always brings a positive attitude to class and shares her knowledge in group work and discussions.  Outside of class, Syerrah has taken leadership and roles in a wide variety of school activities. Syerrah, we are proud of your amazing leadership!”

Let’s hear some final words, from Ms Lee: “Syerrah has many attributes. She is a kind, friendly and bright student who looks out for the best interests of others. In class, around the school and in extracurricular activities she brings a positive and contagious energy where she contributes and shares her ideas. Orange Shirt Day was a big event this year and Syerrah helped create the instagram wall, cut out t-shirts, and decorate the school. She also played a supportive role during the assembly. I know she has an amazing future ahead of her that will take her places. This recognition is just the beginning of great things to come.”

Syerrah, you heard it here, and you heard it repeated by many. You are a valued leader at DSS. You have earned the title: Student of the Week.