Week 6 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
October 30, 2023

Ayla M.


Downsview, for the week of October 30th, your Student of the Week is Ayla M.
Ayla is in the eleventh grade at Downsview.

Ayla is amazing, and you’re about to hear more about what makes her amazing, starting with words from Mr Hum: “Although I only started teaching Ayla this semester, I’ve come to realize that she is an extremely hard working student. Ayla is detail oriented and strives for top marks in her classes. Not only is she a scholar, Ayla is also extremely well-rounded. She is a part of so many clubs and initiatives. Keep doing what you’re doing Ayla and many doors will open for you in the future! Congrats!”

From Mr Wallace: “When I think about Ayla I think 'no limits'. And why should there be any? She's smart, organized, hard-working and kind. She is a great collaborator and takes joy in everything she does.  She invites those around her to take joy too and that's what makes her a great leader. She empowers others to give their best as she does. It's not that everything is easy, but she finds a way to make the journey worthwhile.”

Ms Reid says: "I had the good fortune of working with Ayla last year and she always displayed a positive mindset and unwavering commitment to academic success both within and outside of the classroom. Ayla epitomizes the essence of exceptional leadership, determination, and creating environments of encouragement and motivation for her fellow peers. Her positivity is infectious throughout the school community making her a beacon of inspiration for us all. Heartiest congratulations on winning Student of the Week, Ayla! You are most deserving of this public recognition."

Mr Syal adds this: “I had the pleasure of teaching Ayla Physics. She is a very organized and motivated student.  She is also part of the Robotics Team where she holds the responsibilities of spokesperson and co-captain.  I wish best of luck with her future endeavours.”

Ms Cimicata says: “Student leader, well-rounded, calm demeanor, always willing to help, mentor, high achiever, good sense of humour, always smiling and eager to learn.  What else could I say about Ayla?  She has always been there to lend a helping hand for me and her fellow peers.  She represents strong leadership skills and is deserving of such recognition.  Congratulations on all your hard work Ayla.  With that positive smile you make it look so easy.”

And, from Ms de Jersey: “Mr Wallace mentioned the joy that sings at the heart of all Ayla does, and I agree. As a host at the Truth and Reconciliation assembly, as a peer tutor, as a big donation raiser in the Walk for the Bot and as a leader in other areas, Ayla radiates positivity. And, her joy has effect in day-to-day interactions, too. On days when I feel low, Ayla raises my spirits. The fact that she is smart and mindful and a great friend to her friends is icing on the cake. I am a fan.”

Ayla, this is your second win of the coveted Student of the Week award, and you have earned this title. We could all take a page out of your playbook, Ayla. Congratulations on earning the title: Student of the Week.