Week 4

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 15, 2019

Drake J.


Downsview, for the week of October 15th, your Student of the Week is Drake J., of the tenth grade.

Sitting down with Drake, Ms de Jersey, convenor of the Student of the Week program, said this: “You, Drake, could have won this award any time this year. This is not to say that your win is any less meaningful than others, whose wins are timely, tied to an event or an act of kindness. This means that you are consistently excellent. You are committed to leadership in our building, from your longstanding membership in Robotics, to your new membership in Dare 2 Inspire. You carry your passions into the classroom, where your inquisitive, positive mindset inspires others and ups the bar for learning.”

Hear this, from Ms Maloney: “Drake is a joy to have in class, he is thoughtful and always participates. I could write an essay but I won't so....Happy Kwanzaa Drake!” And from Ms Randhawa: “Drake is a wonderful student at DSS. You will not pass by Drake without a hi and of course ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Merry Christmas.’ He is always willing to help his peers and teachers. His involvement at DSS starting from grade nine has been wonderful. Keep up the hard work and dedication Drake!”

From Ms Lee: “Drake is always around to lend a helping hand when needed. I have not taught him but I have seen him in action with the Robotics team and being a tour guide to our visitors from Cross Lake. Drake has a strong work ethic and a great sense of humour and his presence put others at ease. Thanks for all you do Drake. Your contributions are appreciated!”

And from Mr Syal: “In Robotics, Drake is the captain of the First Tech Challenge team. He is also our programmer and builder. His dedication to his team astonishing. He arrives early every day to complete the robot. This young man has a bright future. Downsview is blessed to have a student of his calibre.”

Drake, you’ve heard the praise and it’s all true. Dedication, friendliness, involvement, positivity – these words describe you. Your nominators and your peers see you. Congratulations Drake, on this, your second win as Student of the Week.