Week 18

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of February 24, 2020

Allison W.


Downsview, for the week of February 24th, your Student of the Week is Allison W.
Allison is in the tenth grade.

Some weeks ago, when a group of teachers was discussing nominees for this award, Allison's name came up. Lots of “oohs” and “aahs” followed, several, “what a great student” comments and a few “she needs to win this.” The admiration for Allison was clear and consistent.

Hear this, from Ms D'Andrea: “She is an all-round amazing student and person. She always has a positive vibe and gets along so well with her peers. She works extremely hard in class and is a very involved member of Dance Company. I’m very proud of her progress in dance this year and really enjoyed the duet that she performed first semester- it looked like it was straight out of “So You Think You Can Dance”. I see so much potential in Allison and know that if she continues to work hard and approach all tasks with an open mind and a smile, she’ll go very far in life. It is a true pleasure teaching her and she is very deserving of Student of the Week.”

Ms Lee adds this: “Allison is a new student to the Hairstyling and Aesthetics program. She asks engaging questions and is eager to learn new concepts and has begun to develop good work habits. Allison brings a contagious vibrancy to the room and she seems to get along with everyone. She’s a natural leader and I can’t wait to see what she creates this semester!”

And, from Mr Phillips: “Allison is in my grade ten academic science class. She is always engaged in the curriculum materials and often can be seen mouthing the answers to every question I ask from her seat at the back of the room. She is a solid student with a bright future!”

Mr Lam has this to say: “I taught Allison last semester in my English class. Allison is a conscientious student who is hardworking, polite, and respectful. She brings a very positive attitude not only towards her work, but she also creates a positive environment in the classroom making other students feel happy and positive. Well done Allison!”

And there it is, Allison. Testaments to your positive attitude, your excellent work ethic and your enthusiasm for learning abound. While these qualities certainly benefit you and your learning, you probably underestimate the effect you have on others. You raise the bar, Allison, and we are lucky to have you. Congratulations on your win as Student of the Week.