NoTN Reflection ’17

WE DID IT! I still can’t believe eminent is done… forever. I’m so incredibly proud of everyone. The speeches and learning centers were truly amazing, and it was so great to see everyone’s hard work finally pay off. It’s kind of bittersweet I guess; although I can’t even begin to express how relieved I am that I won’t have to go through this again, I’m also sad that this was my last.. Read More

Eminent Annotated Bibliography

New York Times A useful, concise article illustrating Barbara’s main accomplishments, and the most important parts of her life. It is the first website I used when beginning my research; it sparked my interest and admiration towards her and motivated me to choose her as my eminent person. “Pioneer Lesbian Activist Barbara Gittings Gets the Biography She Deserves” A website including parts of Barbara’s biography (I didn’t know she had.. Read More

Barbara Gittings: Speech Outline

Exposition: At a LGBT rights protest, possibly holding a sign. I’m not completely sure what I’m going to say here yet, probably something along the lines of: My name is Barbara Gittings and I am the mother of the gay rights movement. Conflict: I have spent the early years of my life being told that I have a disease. A disease that can’t always be cured, a horrible illness that is.. Read More

Barbara Gittings

It took me a while to find someone for this years’ eminent, mostly because I wasn’t really sure what “kind of person” I wanted to do. After looking through the list of eminent people that have been done in the past, I decided that I wanted to choose someone who has impacted the LBGTQ+ community; I feel that there’s a lack of representation in that area. My eminent person this year is.. Read More

Crikey… Another Eminent Post?!

This night was an unforgettable one, filled with laughter, nervousness, talking and eating. Everyone did a great job with their learning centres and speeches, and I can’t wait for next year’s eminent. I decided to make a video with some of the footage from my Gopro… Enjoy!!     Biblography: Short Biography of Audrey Hepburn Very reliable biography of Audrey Hepburn that includes many useful facts, and was a great source.. Read More

NotN Reflection 2016

So… eminent is over. Woah.     When this project started, I was extremely confused, stressed and worried about everything: my speech, research, learning center and how I would choose my person. To be honest, everything sort of just happened and it was all over in what seemed like the blink of an eye. I actually really enjoyed this project! Now that it’s over, I feel both happy and sad; I.. Read More

DoL: Eminent Speech

I decided to post my final speech draft on here, because I didn’t go too in-depth with my library post; I feel like I should post one more document of learning before my final reflection post. So here it is, my speech on Audrey Hepburn – told from the point of view of her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer.   Audrey Hepburn The world saw my mother as a star. They saw.. Read More

Eminent Interview

So, Night of the Notables is only a few days away.. ahhh Sadly, I have been unsuccessful with my interview(s), but this experience has taught me a few things and will help me be more successful next time. At first, I had no idea who I wanted to interview – I had to do more research to find out what kind of person I would like to talk to. I.. Read More

Audrey Hepburn

For this years Eminent Person project, I chose to study Audrey Hepburn—an award winning actress, humanitarian and fashion model. The reason that I was drawn to choosing her as my eminent person is because I have always heard about how amazing she is; her acting and the things she has accomplished in her short life. Since I don’t really know anything about her, I thought this would be a great opportunity to do so.   First of.. Read More