Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 11th, 2021
Downsview, for the week of October 12th, it is a pleasure to announce that Remi Bashorun is your Student of the Week. Remi is in the ninth grade at Downsview.
Let’s first reflect on that last piece of information: Remi is in grade nine. This means that in just a month, Remi has distinguished herself. She has been noticed by DSS staff for her excellence in the classroom and her engagement outside the classroom. This is quite a feat.
Let’s hear from Remi’s nominators. First, from Ms Kozmevski: “Remi is in my math class and has had a great start to the year. She is very enthusiastic and eager to learn new things, and at the same time brings great knowledge into the classroom...I am looking forward to working with Remi this semester...I'm already sure she will do fantastic in math class.” Mr Miller agrees: “Remi is off to a great start this semester...she is inquisitive, hard working and mature...future looks bright!!!”
And, from Roopa: “Remi is an outstanding and engaged student. She often adds to class discussions with important and insightful information. She cares about others and the injustices they face. Remi was instrumental in the Truth & Reconciliation Week activities, sharing her knowledge with her peers in geography class. She is a delight to have in class!”
Hear this, from Ms Lee: “It has been a pleasure getting to know Remi through her contributions to the Truth and Reconciliation Crew where she demonstrated her commitment to raising awareness throughout our school. A few words come to mind when I think of Remi; dedicated, intuitive, collaborative and reliable. You may be familiar with hearing Remi's voice during the morning announcements. Know that her soft spoken voice booms with intelligence, insight and advocacy. Remi's leadership is inspiring and I look forward to seeing her grow as a leader.”
And, from Ms de Jersey: “You’ve heard the expression ‘hit the ground running?’ Well, there’s Remi, running top speed, fully in control. Getting to know Remi through her involvement in Truth and Reconciliation Week was a great pleasure. She comes through the door with ideas, shares them and follows through. Remi, I am so glad you’re here. We are lucky.”
Remi, congratulations once again. You are our second award recipient this year, and our first grade nine recipient. You are deeply deserving of the title: Student of the Week.