Week 30

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of May 21, 2019

Shevin B.


Downsview, for the week of May 21st, it is a pleasure to announce that Shevin B., of the tenth grade, is your Student of the Week.

Who is Shevin? Shevin is a Student Leader, and Shevin is a strong academic student. Shevin is a positive influence around Downsview, a member of Dare 2 Inspire, and much-admired by her teachers. Hear this, from Mr Syal: “I had the pleasure of teaching Shevin for the past two years. She is a smart and lovely student to teach. Shevin is always smiling and brings the best out of her friends.”

And, hear this, from Mr MacDonald: “Shevin has been a valuable addition to the band class as our main trumpet player. Although it is not her favourite class, she is happy to play along with the class and encourage her friends to practice, too. During her time at Downsview she has also given a lot of money to the local Tim Hortons.”

And hear this, from Ms de Jersey: “A couple of weeks ago, I had just registered a new student. He was not only new to our school, but new to our country, and new to our language, too. Many of you have been in his shoes; it is an intimidating position. I was looking around for a DSS student to show this young man around, and Shevin happened to walk in the door. By coincidence, she speaks the same language as the new student. That was a stroke of luck. What was not luck, but design was my choice of Shevin. She greeted the student with warmth and understanding, and she patiently took time to show him our school, and explain all the things he needed to know. There is a graciousness in Shevin that I have appreciated through working with her as a Dare 2 Inspire member, that is always easily accessible. My only criticism of Shevin is, in fact, her humility. She has earned a spot on the Honour Roll each semester, but she never attends the ceremony. This is the next step for Shevin – show others who you are, standing tall and proud for what you have earned.”

Shevin, you are about to cross over that invisible line, from the first half of your high school experience, to the second. It has been a pleasure seeing you grow, and we know that the best is yet to come. Congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.