Week 5

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of December 14, 2020

Remaz A.


Downsview, for the week of December 14, 2020, your Student of the Week is Remaz A.
Remaz is in the twelfth grade, and she will graduate in June, 2021.

Remaz’s nomination originated with Mr Lewin. Let’s hear from him first: “Remaz is a remarkable student . Her story is truly inspiring. She arrived in Canada less than four years ago knowing very little English. Fast forward to today. Remaz has taught herself English in a relatively short period of time. She was an honour roll student in Quad 1. In addition, as part of her grade 12 Africentric Challenge and Change class, she made a formal presentation to the Toronto District School Board’s African Heritage Month Committee. She passionately spoke about the importance of having a Black Student Leadership group within the TDSB. She is currently a member of TDSB’s Know Your Worth Student Leadership Planning Committee. The committee is currently planning a leadership conference (in collaboration with York University) for Black youth that will involve secondary schools from across the TDSB. Congratulations, Remaz on a job well done!”

Silvana adds: “This is well-deserved. Remaz is a quiet but sweet student who is always trying to do her best and excel in her academics.  Remaz, congratulations on this amazing recognition!”

And, from Ms de Jersey: “I just met Remaz around the conferring of this award, and for conversation about her future plans. I was struck by Remaz’s composure, her sense of herself, and her maturity. This is a young woman who is going places, very much under her own steam. She has worked both with herself, and in collaboration with others, to make things happen, both for herself and for others. She is clearly a force to be reckoned with.”

Remaz, you are a perfect choice to wrap up 2020, a year of challenges. As a young woman who has faced many herself, you model ways to look ahead with clear-eyed vision. Remaz, congratulations once again on earning this honour.