Spotlight On Our Student Justus

This week, we spotlight our twelfth-grader Justus, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Justus has an all-round aptitude which allows him to succeed at whatever he puts his mind to. This doesn’t happen without the tremendous amount of work he puts into his own learning and development. He has a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. Justus is a positive, enthusiastic, respectful and hardworking student. “I first taught Justus as his sixth grade English teacher, where he introduced himself as a cheerful, bright, funny, and helpful young man.  I’m happy to say as his grade 12 homeroom teacher that he has maintained and honed those qualities over those six years at ISR. He is the definition of a well-rounded student, a renaissance man who excels in and out of the classroom, whether doing complex math and physics equations or on the football pitch.  I’m happy to have taught him and enjoy the morning conversations in homeroom where he always brings a positive vibe to the environment.”, as his teacher Mr. McGee adds.

In addition, he has always impressed with his impeccable manners and great sense of humor. He is motivated and very focused on success, but never forgets to be kind and generous to those around him, as his teacher Ms. Leach, who knows him since grade 9, confirmed. Justus also has been involved in CAS and his program was designed around sports activities as it is his passion. He also took part in tutoring projects and the “Big Brother/Big Sister” project. There he supported younger students in their daily life at ISR. “I´ve been with him on a million class trips, and it is a pleasure working with him ever since middle school and see him grow into what he is today.” as his CAS teacher Mr. Urban adds. His teacher Mr. Lysewycz says in conclusion, “Justus’s growth and development as a student of language and literature has been nothing short of exponential. I think that Grade 12 marked a considerable shift in his commitment to academic excellence, and his latest results in English herald new heights of achievement. It has been exciting to witness this development and I look forward to seeing how far he’ll go.”

We are very proud to spotlight Justus, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who, in line with this year’s theme, is striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.