Week 20

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of April 19, 2021

Ismet A.

Downsview, for the week of April 19th, it is a pleasure to announce your Student of the Week, Ismet A.
Ismet is in the tenth grade at Downsview.

Ismet, also known as Emre’s, nomination started with Mr Lewin, who has been very impressed by this young man. Here are his words: “Ismet is a hard-working student scholar who has a positive attitude towards learning. He always makes a concerted effort to produce work of   exceptional quality.  Ismet is quiet, humble, respectful, empathic and compassionate. He is a positive role model for his peers. We are so proud of you, Ismet, Keep up the good work!” Mr Pasian agrees: “Emre is a hardworking, conscientious student who does his best on every assignment.”

Mr Saleh adds these words: “When Ismet first walked into class on the first day of the quadmester he was an extremely quiet and shy student. He did not participate much in class and wanted to keep to himself. As the weeks went on I was very proud to see him break out of his shell and begin to share his insights with the class. He is a bright and gifted student. He is a thoughtful and deep thinker. Not to mention, Ismet was the undisputed Kahoot champion of our ESL-D class. Proud to see you as the Student of the Week. Well done buddy, I have no doubt you will be successful in your future. Don't be afraid to speak up and share those powerful thoughts and ideas!”

Ismet, your win is a tale of the power of change, more specifically, the power each one of us carries to change our own narrative. In that quieter shell has always been a thoughtful, smart person. Now, however, you have made the choice to break out, to show others who you are, and to share with others your strength, creativity and vision. Kudos to you, Ismet, for stopping and taking a look at yourself, and diving into positive change that will affect not only you, but your peers.

Ismet, others are noticing and recognizing your progress. Congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.