Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of January 18, 2021
Downsview, for the week of January 18th, your Student of the Week is Jhayvan P.
Jhayvan is in the eleventh grade at Downsview.
Let’s get right to the praise for Jhayvan, starting with these words from Mr Lewin: “Jhayvan is an honour roll student who has a positive attitude towards his learning . He is a very thoughtful, reflective and philosophical student who is committed to achieving scholastic excellence. He is a positive role model for others through his caring, and compassionate nature. He is a hard working student who is committed to making a positive difference in the world. In short, Jhayvan has made an indelible mark on the landscape of Downsview through his commitment to achieving excellence. I have every confidence that he will be successful in life and be a positive agent of social change.”
And, hear this, from Mr Wallace: “What does it take to be intellectually engaged? Being smart helps, but I don't think it is the most important thing. Jhayvan is smart and very successful academically, but what drives his success are a few other things: his curiosity, his optimism, and his pleasure in learning. He is always trying to figure things out. He asks why. He asks how. He does his own research and then tests it through conversation. It's like new knowledge fills his body with energy that is ready to burst out of him like his ready smile. The world is an infinitely wondrous place, and Jhayvan revels in the possibilities. Learning is joyous and anyone who wants to join in the fun can. Jhayvan is hard-working and open-hearted and he shows the way for others to embrace learning. Student of the Week? Obviously!”
Jhayvan, you heard it here - high praise for your perseverance, your intellectual curiosity, your commitment to learning. The Student of the Week Award recognizes character, Jhayvan, and your strength of character is worthy of note. Jhayvan, congratulations once again on your accomplishment; you have earned the title: Student of the Week.