Here are all the helpful links I used to assist me with my eminent person project! They all provided my with sufficient amounts of information that came from reliable sources! 🙂
https://www.hayleywickenheiser.com : this site was the most helpful as it contains a lot of visual aspects such as videos that really helped me understand the life of Wickenheiser 🙂
https://twitter.com/wick_22 :Hayley Wickenheiser’s verified twitter account
Last year, I found it was very easy to get an interview, this year… not so much!! I originally sent out quite a few emails and messages to people who work with Hayley through marketing, social events, and emailed just a general questions email they have on her official website. I also tried to contact Hayley’s mom through Facebook messages, but since I’m not her “friend” on Facebook, she didn’t even open my message. Unfortunately I didn’t get any responses from any of the other people I contacted either. I’m not going to go into to much detail about what I sent them and what their names are, because I ended up getting an interview in the end. The night before eminent I was thinking about all the hard work I put into looking for an interview and I didn’t want that to go to waste. I was sitting on my couch watching the television while eating some chips with my favourite chip dip and scrolling through my twitter feed all at the same time! (so much multitasking) I came across a tweet from Wickenheiser about how all the teams attending Wickfest (a female hockey tournament held by Hayley Wickenheiser) and I thought I might as well send out a tweet (just one) and hope for a response. I waited a solid three hours and then heard the notification sound on my phone. I thought it was a text message (because ya know, so popular) but it was a twitter notification saying that Wickenheiser would be willing to answer a few questions from me if I emailed her! I was so excited!
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I just searched twitter on my computer and it took me straight to this twitter account I made on November 10th just so I could tweet Hayley Wickenheiser. I forgot all about that account and it turns out that she responded to me that same day. I really could’ve gotten my interview way before eminent, but now I’m getting it after. Well, it’s better than no interview! But honestly I can’t believe I forgot about making that account and sending out that tweet.
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I emailed her right away, but now just have to wait a few days for a response as she was busy wrapping up her tournament!
I will add pictures of the interview once I get a response (which should be within this week)!
Its been quite a while and I haven’t gotten a response on my questions yet, but I was told within the next month I would! 🙂 Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Once again Eminent was a success and everyone had a great time! All the grade 10s did very well with their speeches and the grade 9s did a wonderful job hosting! Everyone put a lot of hours into their learning centres; they all looked amazing! The afternoon TALONS did an amazing job with their speeches and were a hard act to follow, but I think the morning TALONS did a great job also. I was very nervous because I haven’t taken drama since middle school and it is difficult to speak from another person’s perspective. I believe I worked hard to learn about Hailey and her life and this paid off because I really felt like I was Hailey on stage.
This year for my learning centre I wanted to do more than the tri-fold poster board and the model display I had the previous year. I tried my best to incorporate as much hockey as I could into my learning centre and make it as interactive and engaging as possible for my guests! I had a shooting centre, a hockey game set up and even put together candy cane hockey. Last year when no teacher visited my learning centre I was upset but I thought perhaps the grade 10 centres were priority as their centres were more grand and it was obvious they put a lot of hard work into them. I realize that it is difficult to visit all the centres in a short time period. However, this year I was very upset that once again no teacher visited my learning centre, even if just for a minute. I put so much time, effort, and money into my eminent project and learning centre this year. I had an extremely busy November with soccer and several field hockey events that caused me to miss school. Although I was extremely busy staying caught up with my missed studies, I spent a great deal of time on my project, learning about Hayley and putting together the finest details for my centre. I would like to include some pictures so I know that my hard work did not go unnoticed:
click link: http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/amirabrar/slideshow/Eminent
use password: hayley
I’m relieved that eminent is over, but now I am looking forward to in-depth! I want to make that bigger and better than last year also.
don’t even know how eminent is in three days… between soccer, field hockey, and all the other talons homework we’ve had, i’ve finally gotten the chance to work on my speech. if you have any comments i would appreciate if you write them below
here’s my eminent speech draft:
Eyes open and closed, all I saw was the color red, the pulsating of all blood vessels in my body, my heart skipping a beat as the blade of my skate skims the playing surface when I step onto the ice, scanning the crowd and spotting my son amongst the sea of American and Canadian colors, hearing the final words of the national anthem being sung with Canadian pride. I felt truly blessed to have the support of an entire nation and particularly my son. My son is not fond of hockey, so for him to come out and support the team and most importantly the country truly made me feel blessed. This was going to be a big game against the Americans as it always is, but the stakes were higher today. The team that wins this game wins gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. I wanted so badly to win this game, for myself, my team, and my country. We had a winning streak to keep alive, and we had to keep our Nation believing in us. Most importantly, we had to win for the many young female hockey players that look up to our team as role models. These young girls may one day aspire to become a team member and a representative of the sport and our country. we need to prove to them anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Back when I was young, people used to tell me girls don’t play hockey, but now it seems natural for a girl to walk into the rink with a hockey bag on her shoulder! Every child has the right to play no matter what their gender, where they are born or how much money they have. We will win this for those who don’t think they have the right to play, but they will; I’ll make sure of it. Puck drops in one minute, hope nothing hits the post.