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Catching Up with the Class of 2019

The Hawk Herald caught up with three Forest Hills Eastern graduates about their lives beyond high school:

Erin Kloostra graduated summa cum laude. She spent her four years of high school on the varsity Forest Hills United Lacrosse Team and was also a co-president of the Planeteers Club her senior year. She was a member of the National Honor Society and won outstanding achievement in Spanish. Erin now attends the University of Vermont. She is on their lacrosse team, and she just scored a goal in their scrimmage against Boston University. She is an engineering major, and is debating which type of engineer to become, but is leaning towards mechanical engineering. Erin is living in the wellness community in Vermont with her team and loves all of the classes and equipment provided to those living in the community. “I like having healthy meals already prepared and the opportunity to do things to keep my body and brain healthy; like yoga, cooking classes, instrument lessons, and games.” Her advice to anyone in their senior year is: “Do what makes you happy and not worry about what everyone else is doing cause your year flies by.”

Jane Sypniewski is attending Saint Mary’s College, an all-girls college affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. There are 1,486 students enrolled this year, and when asked about how she feels about Saint Mary’s smaller size, she said, “I love it! It’s so nice being able to reach out to my professors at any time and be able to meet with them, whereas, at a bigger university, it’s a lot harder to contact them. I also like the community and how close my class is already.” Jane was on the varsity sideline and competitive cheerleading teams all four years of high school, graduated with a high GPA, and was summa cum laude in her class. Her advice to people looking for colleges to apply to is: “Apply to colleges that are interesting to you and not the ones your friends and family want you to go to. Also, be adventurous! Don’t let others tell you what colleges you can and can’t get into! Do what ya want!”

Nadir Hamid is at the James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University. His major is undecided.. While at Eastern, he was on the tennis team and in band. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the National Honors Society. At MSU, he is on an intramural soccer team and is also a part of the Pakistani Student Association. When asked how he feels about the larger class sizes at State, he said, “It’s a new but fun change. You get to meet more people and form new relationships.” Nadir’s advice to current FHE students is, “Don’t go into things with a particular mindset, just be open to everything!”