Week 24 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
April 15, 2024

Darwin L.C.


Downsview, for the week of April 15th, your Student of the Week is Darwin L.C.
Darwin is in the twelfth grade at Downsview; he will graduate soon.

Darwin has only been at Downsview for about a year and a half, but he has made an impression. Let’s hear first from Ms Persaud: “Darwin is a kind, helpful and hardworking student. I know this because of my many interactions I've had with Darwin outside of the classroom: he has volunteered to support the Black Brilliance conference at our school, helped out in the library and recently Darwin was one of few senior students who volunteered to mark the OSSLT mock tests. Darwin, you are a pleasure to work with and I appreciate your help whenever I need a student volunteer!”

Mr Henriques adds: “I had the pleasure of teaching Darwin in my fitness class last semester. He was attentive and always willing to provide feedback. A real asset to the class overall.”

From Ms de Jersey: “Some say: still waters run deep. Others say: you need to watch the quiet ones. Darwin isn’t exactly quiet, but he is a patient, reflective observer. He takes things in and avoids jumping to conclusions. This does not, however, mean that he is inactive. Darwin has been here for a relatively short time, and has sharpened his English skills using precisely the attributes mentioned earlier: patience, observation, reflection, and a whole lot of work. Mention a way to help out at DSS to Darwin. He’ll consider, give you a quick nod and settle into the work at hand. Engaging in the Latinx Club, volunteering with Black Brilliance and  volunteering as a mock test marker; it’s been a pleasure seeing Darwin grow.”

And, hear this, from Mr do Carmo: “I had Darwin in my grade 11 Technological Design class last year. What an inquisitive mind. It's quite evident that he enjoys learning and a good challenge. His silent leadership in group projects led to some great outcomes. He also has a very pleasant personality. He always entered the class with a warm greeting and kept a positive attitude. His characteristics made others comfortable in seeking his assistance when necessary. Definitely a well deserved Student of the Week. Keep it up Darwin, you will go far.”

Darwin, you have carved for yourself a valued position at Downsview. You are trusted and your leadership is appreciated. Congratulations once again, Darwin. You have earned the title: Student of the Week.