Week 17

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of March 22, 2021

Sia C.


Downsview, for the week of March 22nd, your Student of the Week is Sia C.
Sia is in the twelfth grade; she will graduate soon.

The Student of the Week Award has typically recognized character in action. Students who have been very involved and engaged at our school have been recipients. These days, being involved is more challenging, and so, character is a central focus. Sia, whose deep involvement and commitment to our school has earned her this title in the past, now wins solely because of her fine character.

Let’s hear from her fans, starting with Mr Syal: “ I had the pleasure of teaching Sia in grade 9 and grade 10 science. She works diligently to complete her school work and always ready to help her peers. She helped out with the Robotic Team and she helped paint a beautiful display in the science hallway. She is a knowledgeable lady with a bright future. I wish her luck with future endeavours.”

And hear this from Silvana: “A student always focussed, always smiling, always ready to make Downsview a safe and caring community.  Sia, you are a natural-born leader and you have the power to lead by example. You are so deserving of this award,  keep it up!”

From Mr Lewin: “Sia Carr 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 artistic student who is truly committed to the tenets of freedom, justice and equity for all. Sia is involved in a number of social justice-oriented initiatives at Downsview. In short, her commitment to excellence in school and in the larger society is truly inspiring. She is a positive role model for her peers. Simply put, Sia is an exceptional human being, student and leader.”

And, from Mr do Carmo:  “I have had Sia in my classes a few times. She has a very imaginary and creative way of thinking and has always contributed greatly to the yearbook. That paid off recently when she won a very tight competition for this year's Yearbook Cover. Congratulations once again Sia and all the best.”

This seems the perfect way to wrap-up, Sia. As Mr do Carmo notes, you have made your mark here, literally and figuratively. Our yearbook and our school walls are enriched by your thoughtful artistry, and we are far better for knowing you. Sia, congratulations once again for your win as Student of the Week.