Week 5

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 22, 2018

Jaquan G.

Downsview, for the week of October 22nd, your Student of the Week is Jaquan G.
Jaquan is in the eleventh grade at Downsview.

You’ve all noticed the chill in the air; summer has passed. If you’re a football lover, the change of seasons also signals the rise of a beloved sport: football. Football is what brought Jaquan to our attention. Let’s hear from those who know him on the field. First, from Mr Petterson: “Jaquan joined the football team this year and has proved to be a quick learner. He has started every game and has played various different positions helping the team out to a 3-0 record and first place in Tier 2. He rarely misses practice and even fits in his cross country workouts before joining the football team for the remainder of their practice. Congratulations Jaquan.” And, from Mr Hum: “Jaquan is a very hard working student athlete both on and off the field. His positive work ethic has really paid off this season. Jaquan is a quiet leader who leads by example. But don’t be fooled by his calm, cool, and collected demeanour, he makes lots of noise through his defensive play on the field. In class, Jaquan is always willing to lend a hand with his peers, treating them like family and always looking out for their well-being. If you fall, he’s the first to come pick you up and give you a pat on the back. Congrats Jaquan on this well-deserved recognition. Keep up the great work!”

Ms Alli continues with this: “I have coached Jaquan as a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams for the past two years. He is a welcome addition to any team he is on due to his friendly nature, positive demeanour and fun sense of humour. He is reliable, committed, kind, responsible, athletic, and hardworking. Jaquan competed in the North Region Cross Country Championships last Monday, running 6km in cold, windy and muddy conditions. This did not phase him however, and he completed the race in strong form! He even helped encourage his fellow competitors to finish the race! Jaquan exemplifies MUSTANG spirit and is an asset to the Downsview community! We look forward to seeing you grow and develop as a student, athlete and leader. Congrats Jaquan!”

We’ve heard about Jaquon’s athletic prowess, and his fine character. Here’s more about some of his off-the-field strengths, first from Mr Ramnaraine: “Jaquan has been an integral part of our Library Council. Since Grade nine, he has volunteered in our school library, giving up most of his mornings before school. He is a polite and respectful young man. Jaquan is always willing to take on new tasks and is our go to when it comes to technology. His work has made our school library the amazing space that it is. Congratulations Jaquan!”

And from Mr Syal: “Jaquan is a member of Donwsview Robotics Team. His role on the team is Safety Captain. He has to make sure safety rules are followed. I had the pleasure of teaching him for the past two years. He is a polite young man with great future.”

Jaquan, looking back on these hearty testimonials, the question is posed: why excel in one area when you can show your strengths in many? Your are the picture of a well-rounded, hard-working young man, and Downsview is proud to have you here. Congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.