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Class of 2019 Final Thoughts….

Avolio, Annabelle Alma College “Some people say, “Never let them see you cry,” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone. Bennett, Elle United States Military Academy at West Point “Few words, many thoughts, and a world to experience” Bileth, Ashley Attending Central Michigan University to pursue a doctorate in psychiatry “To the moon and back” Braun, Jimmy Attending Michigan State University Calveneau, Zach Hope College “I ain’t…

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Teacher Appreciation: Ms. Brasic

Ms. Brasic teaches AP United States History, AP Micro and Macroeconomics, and AP Computer Science at Eastern High School. She grew up in Comstock Park and attended Sparta High School. Her family moved from Evart, Michigan after her dad got a job as Superintendent of Sparta Schools. She attended Central Michigan University and calls it the “best five and a half years of my life.” She did not always aspire to become a teacher. In…

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Teacher Appreciation- Mr. Boelkins

To say Mr. Boelkins the band director at FHE is a well-seasoned individual and teacher, would be an understatement. Mr. Boelkins has been teaching for 35 years, 31 of those years within the Forest Hills District.  Mr. Boelkins has had the pleasure of teaching all ages and grades daily and works with many students from 6th grade all the way to graduation. When asked what his favorite part of teaching was, he replied,” I get…

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Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Wysocki

Mr. Wysocki teaches World and U.S. History at FHE. He attended Forest Hills Northern as a student and continued his academic career at Michigan University. When asked about his experience of high school he replied, “I grew up loving the community that was school. My school experience included constantly questioning the teacher and the content.  When I was wrong, getting kicked out of class or sleeping was the way. I hated school so much I…

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Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Buchanan

Mrs. Buchanan has been a teacher at FHE for 11 years, but has been teaching for a total of 14 years. At Eastern, she is the marketing and personal finance teacher along with running the school store and leading DECA. Growing up with her mom as a business teacher, also inspired her to be a teacher. Her teachers in high school had an impact on this. “My Spanish and physical education teachers in high school…

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Teacher Appreciation: Sra. Kohlhaas

Señora Kohlhaas is a Spanish teacher and has been in the district for 15 years. She has been teaching for 17 years in both Michigan and North Carolina. She grew up in Grand Rapids, attended Catholic Central High School, class of 1994, and had her eyes set on being a veterinarian. During her time at Michigan State, she decided to study abroad in Spain. Her parents encouraged her to continue with Spanish. “Then my parents…

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Preparing for Pinkalicious

Pinkalicious, FHE’s student-led spring musical, is Friday at 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person. The cast and crew have been working hard for the past month and a half to put on the best show possible. Halle Beversluis (’19), Kennedy Pfieffle (’19), Amanda Solem (’20), and Hannah Ferrer (’20) played vital roles in the preparation for and the production of Pinkalicious. Director: Halle Beversluis Halle has been doing theatre since the winter of her…

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The New Ada Fresh Market

On Sunday the 14th, the new Ada Fresh Market opened up in place of Kingma’s Market on Ada Drive. The new Fresh Market features a full-service Starbucks with seating. The layout of the market was very similar to its predecessor Kingma’s, but featured more standard grocery items rather than a specialty. The Ada Fresh Market is an added location to the popular grocery center, Forest Hills Foods. In many ways, The Ada Fresh Market is…

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Eastern Volunteers Abroad

April is national volunteer month! To celebrate, the Hawk Herald interviewed junior Anna Devarenne and freshman Seth Wolowski about their experiences volunteering abroad. Where did you volunteer, when, and for how long? Anna: “This summer, I went to the Dominican Republic for all of June.” Seth: “I went to Uganda 3 years ago. I’ve gone 3 times. Each trip lasted around 10 days.” What type of volunteer work did you do? Anna: “It was a…

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College Cheating Scandal

The media has shared daily updates on the college cheating scandal, including celebrities and wealthy parents all over the United States. On March 12th, 50 individuals, including William Singer, coaches and administration, and parents, some famous parents such as Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, Felicity Huffman, and other wealthy individuals. These people have been charged with criminal and federal offenses. The following parties are responsible for cheating and scamming their children into college, accepting and…

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