During quarantine, Forest Hills Eastern suffered the loss of our beloved assistant principal, Mr. Tim Hollern. On October 17th, the football game against Catholic Central served as a fundraiser in Mr. Hollern’s honor. To raise money, the cheerleading team was tasked with selling small, $2 ribbons. The cheer team alone was able to raise over $400 in ribbon profits and additional donations, with all proceeds going to the Van Andel Institute for cancer research. At the game, the crowd was a sea of purple shirts and white ribbons, all commemorating the inspiring man who had such a positive impact on both schools.
Mr. Hollern, a former Catholic Central student and football player, continues to inspire students in both the FHE and CC communities. As a cheerleader on the sidelines, it was heartwarming to hear Hollern’s family name announced repeatedly throughout the game.