Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of November 15th, 2021
Downsview, for the week of November 15th, your Student of the Week is Fayth Weir, Fayth is in the twelfth grade at Downsview.
Let’s get right to the praise for our recipient, with this, from Ms Lee: “I had the pleasure of teaching Fayth in grade 10 and 11. Fayth was engaged and proactive in her learning by asking questions and seeking clarification when needed. She submitted her work on time and put in a lot of effort and creativity into her assignments. I could count on Fayth to engage in virtual discussions and demonstrate leadership skills by helping others. It was a pleasure having Fayth in our class. Congratulations!”
And, from Ms Susnik: “Fayth is a punctual, enthusiastic and spirited young lady. She contributes to class discussions with wisdom and laughter. She is a joy to have in class. Keep up the good work Fayth.”
Hear this, from Mr Lewin: “Fayth Weir, we are so proud of you. Congratulations on being Student of the Week. Your commitment to achieving excellence both within and outside of the classroom is truly inspirational. You are a thoughtful and compassionate person who has made an invaluable contribution to the Downsview school community.”
And, finally, from Mr Wallace: “If we are honest with ourselves, none of us is ever fully confident, all of us have a voice inside that says ‘you can't do it.’ We know that part of becoming a full human is deciding what you are going to do with these emotional realities, especially if they are really, really loud in our heads, especially if they feel so solid they seem like a wall. I have watched Fayth at times fail at quieting those messages, but more, I have seen her fight against them. Sometimes the progress has been slow, but in a few short years Fayth has figured something out. She has made the decision that even when those messages and judgments are still in her head that she will move forward, she will go through the wall. She has battled through the usual strategies of trying to disappear and procrastinating to get to a place where she is the one to get things done, the one who will make sure everyone is on board, the one who shows others the way. Fayth isn't flashy; she doesn't want to draw attention to herself, but I am so glad we are celebrating her. The work that she had been doing on and for herself shows us all that we can with a little hard work and determination become a fuller version of who we want to be.”
Fayth, strength comes in many forms. Yours may be quieter, but there is no question that the self-reflection you have nurtured is paying dividends. We see your power. We see your strength. Congratulations, Fayth. You have earned the title: Student of the Week.