Week 25

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of June 8, 2020

Sasha W.


Downsview, for the week of June 8th, your Student of the Week is Sasha W. Sasha is in the eleventh grade.

Let’s start with the facts. Sasha is, and always has been, an exemplary student. Maintaining strong grades requires perseverance, organization and focus - it is one sign of character. This award, however, is never based on solely on academics.

Hear more about what brings Sasha to cross this metaphorical stage, for her win, first, from Ms. Doucet: “it is a pleasure being Sasha’s teacher. Sasha has been through significant trials in her life, but despite these, she remains positive, focused, self-motivated and hard-working.”

Mr. Syal adds: “Congratulations to Sasha! I had the pleasure of teaching Sasha for the past three years. She is the part of the STEM program. She works very hard to achieve excellence. Currently, she is taking grade 12 physics with me and she is achieving excellence in this course. She is the first one to hand in her assignments and she attends online classes regularly.  She is kind and generous and she helps out her peers. She is going to be a leader in the future. I wish her all the best in future endeavours.”

And, from Ms. Lee: “I remember meeting Sasha in grade 10. I have fond memories of her colour- coded paper and pens! She is a dedicated learner who practiced new skills with persistence. Sasha's kindness towards others was evident in the way she helped her fellow classmates.  Her love for learning and work ethic have led to excellent results in all aspects of her school life. Congratulations Sasha, well deserved!”

Persistence. Hard work. Kindness. Your nominators see these qualities in you, Sasha. You have demonstrated clear-eyed intelligence, and this will get you far. If you were only relying on your intellect, however, you would only be for yourself. The fine qualities outlined by your nominators demonstrate that your strength is also for others, both in your modelling and in your outreach. Congratulations, Sasha, on your well-deserved win as Student of the Week.