Andrea’s 3 Interviews!

One of the main aspects of eminent each year is the interviews you conduct. Last year, I ended up never getting one despite the numerous amounts of emails I sent out. Hearing about their own interviews from everyone else, I felt as if I had missed out on a crucial learning experience. That is why this year, one of my main goals was to find and complete two interviews. After.. Read More

Andrea’s biBLOGraphy

As Eminent 2015 comes to a close and our blog posts wrap up, I find myself dreading to do this post. Not for the sake of laziness, but because the bibliography usually means the last blog post. With eminent coming and going so fast this year, I can hardly believe that it’s coming to an end. Nonetheless, I don’t have much of a choice but to wrap up this milestone… Read More

NotN Assessment 2015: My nurse dress was too long for my short body

Eminent 2015 was, suffice to say, a crazy memorable roller coaster that will be remembered way past high school. Having been stressed about this project since November 2014, I was a lot more prepared this year than last year. Not only did I have a blast, but the latest I stayed up throughout the whole project was 10:45 (Nice time management Past Andrea). Let’s take a look back shall we?.. Read More

Final Speech Draft!

Here is the final draft of my Eminent 2015 Speech! Thanks for reading! August 16 1864 I see disfigured bodies everywhere. The glossed over looks on their faces, the raw wounds covering their bodies, and the punctures in their hope. No matter how many wounds I fix, how many cuts I stitch, and how many men I care for, there always seems to be more. The fortunate ones, well, they.. Read More

Night of the Notables is Three Sleeps Away???

Three sleeps away from Night of the Notables and I finally post my document of learning today. To be completely honest, I expected eminent to be a much smoother ride this year, but oddly enough, it’s been even crazier the second time around! Though I felt much more squished for time this year, it motivated me to get as much work done in the shorter time frame we had. Key.. Read More

Library & Research Introduction to Eminent

It’s crazy how fast the first two months of the school year has been. With juggling school work, extra-curricular activities, and down time, this year has definitely been busier than the last. However, I’m definitely excited, despite my traumatic fear of public speaking, to see where eminent takes me in grade ten. Taking two buses, the TALONS program travelled to downtown Vancouver to explore and research. The bus ride there.. Read More

Introduction To Clara Barton

Eminent last year, was definitely one of the most memorable moments of my grade nine experience. I gained a lot of knowledge around research, interviewing and public speaking. Having done this project before, I assumed this year would be even easier. However, oddly enough, this year’s eminent has been an extremely bumpy ride. From stress of picking a person to the grade ten speeches, I can tell this year is.. Read More

Andrea’s Incomplete Interview- 2014

(Basic outline of all my emails, changed depending on who I was addressing) Hello ______, My name is Andrea Shao, I am currently a grade 9 student at Gleneagle Secondary and am writing this letter to you requesting for your help. Recently, I have begun a class project where I was assigned to study an eminent person. The person I have decided to study is Jane Austen. I thought it.. Read More

Andrea’s Notable Night of the Notables Assessment- 2014

Did you see what I did in the title there? “Andrea’s Notable Night of the Notables Assessment”. I thought it was pretty clever when it popped into my mind ten seconds ago. Good one, Past Andrea. Future Andrea is proud. Anyways, getting back on topic, Night of the Notables! What a crazy night that was. My feet still hurt from running around trying to get everything together. I’m feeling nostalgic.. Read More

Andrea’s Angelic Annotated biBLOGraphy- 2014

I am proud to say that after countless hours of staring, intense research, blood, sweat, and tears did I discover that this is an “Annotated Biblography”. I laughed really hard when I found out, aka in my bedroom at 2:00 AM. Even though I woke up my sister and she scolded me (Thanks Crystal), it was totally worth the realization and I can safely say, I regret nothing. Anyways, back.. Read More