Week 6

Week 6

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of November 8th, 2021

Brian D.

Brian D


Downsview, for the week of November 8th, your Student of the Week is Brian Doan. Brian is in the eleventh grade at Downsview.


The Breakfast Program at DSS has always been a foundation. Students start their day together, with food and friends. Volunteers in the program are key in maintaining the good vibe, and the good food. Brian is an integral force in the program.


Hear this, from Ms de Jersey: “This program needs great volunteers and we have them. Brian is the anchor. He arrives daily before 8:15am. He checks expiry dates. He greets. He re-stocks. He calls out to students in the hall. In short, Brian does it all. Why does he do it? Brian gives his time out of a deep well of care. Brian wants DSS students to be happy and well-fed. Brian, we are so lucky to have you at DSS.”


Mr Lim agrees:”I see at Brian at Breakfast Club. He's so enthusiastic when he comes out to wave in staff and students.” And, from Ms Sera: “It is a delight to know Brian. I have been lucky to work with Brian at the Breakfast Program. First thing each day, he is cheerful, focussed and hard-working. He likes to get everyone involved and enjoying themselves - the time passes so quickly with him around! Keep working hard, Brian.”


And, Ms Susnik says: “Brian is a breath of fresh air in the morning at the Breakfast program.  I know he always has a smile on his face even though he has a mask on.  He is attentive, punctual and always willing to help.  Thanks for making me smile every morning, Brian.”


Mr Lewin adds: “Congratulations, Brian Doan for your leadership role as a dedicated volunteer  for Downsview's Breakfast Club. We are  proud of all that you have accomplished. Keep up the great work.”


Ms Pal’s comments remind us that Brian’s strengths are evident in the classroom, too. She says: “Brian Doan is in my Advanced GLE course.  He is a very conscientious student/person.  He maintains excellent attendance, is very responsible, and is accountable for all his work. Although he tends to be a quiet, soft spoken individual, he has worked hard to improve his self-advocacy skills, and is motivated to enhance his literacy and learning skills.  I  know he is happy about this nomination, and he should be proud of his accomplishments.”


Yes, Brian. You should be proud of your accomplishments. We are honoured by your kind attention and conscientious manner. Congratulations once again, Brian, on your win as Student of the Week.