Week 22

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of May 19, 2020

Nevaldo H.


Downsview, your Student of the Week for May 19th is Nevaldo H.
Nevaldo is in the twelfth grade, and he will graduate soon.

Nevaldo has a lot of fans at DSS, and we'll hear from them in a moment. His first nominator, though, is Ms Stackhouse. Nevaldo has spent much time getting to know Ms Stackhouse, and she has borne witness to his humour, his charisma, and importantly, to his growth.

Let's hear what other staff members have to say. First, from Child and Youth Worker, Miranda: “Nevaldo, Nevaldo, Nevaldo! It brought a great smile to my face when I heard that he was nominated. From my first day at Downsview, Nevaldo has always made me feel part of the DSS family. He has the ability to connect with others through laughter and inclusion and he's always up for a good conversation. He has a heart of gold and genuinely cares about the well-being of others. Nevaldo, thank you for being true to who you are; I'll miss our lunch time chats and you always pronouncing my name incorrectly. You are a gem and I wish you so much success with your bright future!”

And, from Ms Persaud: “Congratulations Nevaldo for becoming Student of the Week! Nevaldo’s enthusiastic personality makes him an unforgettable student. He loves to volunteer his time and expertise and if you appreciate honesty, Nevaldo is always willing to share his perspective! Best of luck with all future endeavours!”

From Ms Kozmevski: “Nevaldo is in my grade twelve math class and he is an absolute pleasure to work with...he is hard working, responsible and dedicated to his learning. It has been a pleasure to watch him grow and mature having first taught him in grade nine several years ago. I wish him all the best as he moves on to post secondary studies...keep working hard Nevaldo!”

Ms Randhawa has this to say: “Nevaldo Nevaldo! Where do I start? His hard work has really shown this year! His humour and jokes will always be remembered by teachers when he graduates. He has a positive rapport with his peers and teachers. Your loud complaints about leaving school two minutes before the bell still rings my ears!  Keep the sass, it is so you! No matter where you go, I know you will make DSS proud!”

And finally, from Mr Bovey: “I have known Nevaldo for many years and have been happy to witness him become the person he is today. His path to get to this point has been easy, and there have been a few missteps along the way, but he is certainly ready to move on to the next phase of his life. He is driven and when he wants something, there is no stopping him until he gets it. I have enjoyed ,and will miss, our lunches and your energy, Nevaldo. I am certain that you will continue to change the world around you!”

There it is Nevaldo. You have touched a lot of lives at DSS, and left a true impression. We wish you the best as you head into the home stretch – your final month as a high school student, wearing your Student of the Week crown. Congratulations once again, Nevaldo.