This week's Student of the Week is Mursal N. (another 5-time Wadge math student). And, once again, I need a photo of this lovely human being. I would be most obliged if someone would send one to firstname.lastname@example.org (Thanks again Moe!)
Mursal has always been a quiet, gentle presence in my class. I remember, even in grade 8, being struck by her poise and her maturity. She always carries herself with great dignity. She is the sort of student who - I fear - must look at me sometimes and think: "why is my math teacher WAY more immature than I am? Why doesn't this guy grow up?". Not that I get the sense she is judging me - Mursal is way too kind for that - but this girl exudes nothing but class.
I am so pleased that Mursal took on the challenge of tackling Pre-Calculus 12 this year. And I was SOOOO excited and proud when I marked her first test of the year. She did AMAZING!! She's working hard and it's paying off! Go Mursal! You can do it!!
Thanks for believing in yourself, for working hard, and for being so fantastic Mursal! And thanks for being in my class for five straight years. It's been a pleasure getting to know you over that time.