Week 24

Week 24

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of May 2nd, 2022

Tiffany B. and Emma N.

Student of the Week

Downsview, for the week of May 2nd, we celebrate two brilliant young women as Students of the Week. Tiffany Bowens of the twelfth grade, and Emma Ngo, also of the twelfth grade, are our recipients.

As we start, let’s be clear that each of these brilliant young women has earned this title separately. The common thread, that they were leaders in Robotics, brings them together for this award, this week.

Let’s hear from Mr Syal, their proud mentor: “I had the pleasure of teaching Tiffany and Emma. Tiffany came to Downsview in the grade 8 summer program. Tiffany has been hooked on Robotics since grade 8.  She encouraged more young wpmen to take risks and join the robotics team. Emma works very hard to achieve excellence in every course. Emma and Tiffany are members of the robotics team. Both of these young women were drivers. Thanks to their driving skills, the team was able to win the tournament at York University. They are role models to all the young female students at Downsview and to others: last March break, Emma and Tiffany took the role of mentors to teach the grade 4 and 5 students. I wish Emma and Tiffany success with their future endeavours.”

Mr Saskin has this to say: “I have enjoyed getting to know Tiffany and Emma this semester.  While the entire Robotics Team helped with the design and construction of the robot, it was Tiffany and Emma who actually drove and operated it during all of our matches, including the matches where we won a Gold Medal!!!  Their leadership on the Robotics Team will be missed next year.”

From Mr Wallace: “Emma is quietly brilliant. Quiet because she is careful. Brilliant because she approaches every task in school with everything she has, and sometimes more. She has this habit of reaching higher than she thinks she can go, and then gets to that higher level. Whether it is becoming a wonderful stylist in her writing, able to exactly analyse a topic, or stepping into the arena of robotics, Emma knows there is more to do, more to learn, more mountains to climb. And while she doesn't draw attention to herself, others notice her quality and want to be associated with her. She makes those around her better. Emma will keep challenging herself and encouraging others, quietly and brilliantly.”

And, from Ms de Jersey: “Tiffany is great. She brings ideas to the table that move things forward. Thoughtful, reflective and hard-working are words that describe this powerful young woman. She is a force, and she’ll be missed in Robotics, and in general as a DSS leader.”

Finally, hear this, from Mr Lewin: “Congratulations, Emma Ngo and Tiiffany Bowens for winning Student of the Week and the invaluable contributions that you are making to the Downsview Robotics team. Your steadfast commitment to achieving excellence both within and outside of the classroom is admirable. Keep up the great work!”

Word is out. Tiffany, Emma, you have made your mark here at Downsview, and we will soon salute you as you move ahead to make your marks elsewhere. Congratulations once again on your win, Tiffany, as Student of the Week, and your win, Emma, as Student of the Week.