This week's Student of the Week is Amy Z (thanks for the photo Natasha)!
At the start of the year I said that whichever grade 12 had their name pulled out of the box (now BAG!) first, would become the first Student of the Week... and Amy's name was first. Unfortunately, I have never taught Amy before so I don't have a lot of history to fall back on here. But I am a man of my word...
Thankfully, I can rely on past comments from other staff members and students to help me here. I know, for example, that Mr. Habibian always enjoyed teaching Amy. He told me on more than one occasion that she was a very good math student (I'm sure I'll find the same thing this year - Amy is taking Foundations 12, even though she has already taken PreCalculus 12 and Calculus 12!).
When I mentioned to some grade 12 students that Amy would be the first Student of the Week this year, they were quick to offer compliments: "oh she is really smart". "Amy is so composed and confident". "She is very kind".
Of course, I have had some interaction with Amy over her time at King George. For one, she is one of our most devout math contest writers... and she usually scores one of the highest marks too!
Amy stopped by my room to talk on several occasions before this year - pretty unique for a student who I had never taught before. From these chats I can tell that Amy is a thoughtful, talented and caring person.
Amy, I really look forward to teaching you this year. Perhaps I will add to this post in June when - no doubt - I have enjoyed many great classes teaching you! Good luck this year (and beyond)!