Eric J

Document of Learning

Here is my first draft of my speech.  My first draft was pretty long, so I had to work on shortening it. Enjoy!   It was a bright Sunday morning when my boss from The Sentinel rang me up to cover some guy named Cassius Marcellus Clay. I asked, “Who’s Cassius Clay?” “Just some amatuer boxer who talks a lot trash. It’ll make a good story.” The press conference wasn’t.. Read More

Eminent Downtown Experience

On Thursday, October 24th, I went with my TALONS class,  went Downtown to visit the Vancouver Central Library and MacLeod’s Books Store. During this trip, I was looking for some books about Muhammad Ali, and some inspiration for the perspective my speech would be presented from. Exploring MacLeod’s Books was one of the coolest parts of the trip, because I have never so many books, in such a small space… Read More

Eminent Person 2013- Introduction

For Eminent Person, I have chosen Muhammad Ali, nicknamed “The Greatest”, is known for his legendary boxing skills, but he was also a social activist and a strong leader. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky. Clay was first introduced to boxing when he was 12, by Joe E. Martin, a police officer and boxing coach, who advised him to box when Clay had.. Read More


I have chosen “Overcome” as my word, because it is a skill I value, and I think it is an important skill to become successful in life. There will be many situations and problems in life, and not all of them will be easy. Being able to overcome these situations, will only make a person  stronger and more confident. Overcoming is being able to find solutions to a problem that.. Read More

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