Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of November 4, 2019
Downsview, for the week of November 4th, your Student of the Week is Lucky N.
Lucky is in the eleventh grade at Downsview, and this is the second time he has been honoured with this award.
Let’s get right to the praise for Lucky, starting with his first nominator, Ms Veoli: “I have known Lucky as a student who has frequented the library, and as one of our NOW peer leaders. Lucky was approached to be one of the peer leaders for the NOW program this year, and even though time was short, he was happy to join and put forth his very best efforts. He was an incredibly kind, welcoming and reliable presence throughout the day. But this is who Lucky is. Always willing to assist with a smile when needed, even when I am asking for help on how to pronounce Nigerian names, and am clearly lacking in my skills! Lucky, you have grown so much over your time at Downsview - in your presence, leadership, and even your height! With your gentle compassion, willingness to work hard, and overall positive demeanor, you are certain to do great things as you move forward into the future.”
From Ms de Jersey: “I first met Lucky last year, when he asked if he could volunteer in our daily breakfast program. Since then, Lucky has become one of the two steadiest, most reliable leader of our volunteers. With patience and humour, he regularly trains new volunteers. Our chef and I agree – while adults are necessary in overseeing the program, the excellent attention to detail, and the positive and welcoming vibe is created by student volunteers. Lucky has been a true leader in this regard.”
And, from Chef Sandra: “Lucky is a very determined young man who knowns what he wants and is going after it. He is punctual and shows up to volunteer in the Breakfast Club every morning with a very positive attitude. He has great leadership skills and is very good at following directions. Keep up the good attitude, Lucky. It is a pleasure working alongside you.”
Lucky, two things stand out here – your leadership, and your growth. The combination of the two is magic – you are growing as a leader, and we are the better for it at Downsview SS. Congratulations once again, Lucky, on this, your second win of the title: Student of the Week.