Week 22

Week 22

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of April 18th, 2022

Isaiah Y.

Week 22 Downsview, for the week of April 18th, your Student of the Week is Isaiah Yorke. Isaiah is in the ninth grade at Downsview. 

Students win this award for a number of reasons - involvement and improvement are two of them, and both, as it happens, are tied to character. Isaiah would be the first to admit that he was not showing the best of himself in the early part of the school year. This semester, however, a motivated, positive and hard-working Isaiah has emerged. He made the decision at the end of the first semester to do better, to be better, and we love to see this change. We salute the energy and effort Isaiah has put into moving himself forward. 

Isaiah’s nomination started with Ms Sonia. Here is what she has to say: “Isaiah you should be very proud of your achievements this term. You have pulled up your socks and have demonstrated great achievements. Continue to persevere and always try your best. Dedication is the key to your success. Keep up the great work.” 

From Mr Lewin: “Isaiah Yorke is a hard-working student who has shown tremendous improvement since the start of semester one. He is committed to working hard and achieving excellence both within and outside of the classroom. He is a thoughtful and reflective young man, committed to helping those who are in need. Keep up the great work , Isaiah.”

Silvana adds these words of praise: “Isaiah, congratulations on this amazing achievement.  You are a kind and quiet student leader and we are soooo proud of your improvements and accomplishments.  Keep it up!”

Roopa reached out with this: “I had the pleasure of teaching Isaiah last semester in Grade 9 Geography. Isaiah is a quiet, kind, and respectful student. I feel lucky that I got to be his teacher!”

Ms Persaud says: “I've only recently had the pleasure of teaching Isaiah in grade 9 Africentric English Semester 2. Isaiah is a determined student and he has proven his ability to meet deadlines and submit quality work. Isaiah, keep up the good work and congratulations on earning Student of the Week!”


Our principal, Ms Elwin, has this to say: “This young man is a quiet leader in the school. He works hard and is always willing to help others. He is also a member of the Junior Basketball Team.”