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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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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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Students Speaking their Minds – TEDx Edition

The annual TedX speeches held at East Grand Rapids High School are coming soon on March 16! This year the offer to attend has been extended up to Forest Hills Public School students. This is an incredible opportunity for students to speak their minds, express themselves, share lessons they’ve learned, and any new eye-opening perspectives. TEDx is providing an incredible opportunity for students by giving them the chance to speak their minds and have other…

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Shares Thoughts on Suing Trump with The Hawk Herald

“This fake emergency is a publicity stunt that will raid out federal funding and cost us millions.” – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel On February 15th President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency during a 50-minute speech in the Rose Garden at the White House. The focus of his declaration was to address what he calls a crisis at the southern border in regards to illegal immigration; the action of declaring a National Emergency would…

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FHE Theatre Presents High School Musical

This past weekend, February 14, 15, and 16, FHE’s Theatre Department put on four productions of the well-known, and widely loved show, High School Musical. The cast and crew displayed their seasoned talent with an incredible show. The popular phrase ” the show must go on,” related very much to this winter musical. As the Polar Vortex swept through Michigan, it had a detrimental effect on the production of the show. Not only were rehearsals canceled…

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Come See Forest Hills Eastern’s Production of High School Musical

On February 14, 15, and 16, Forest Hill Eastern will be performing High School Musical at the Fine Arts Center. The curtain opens at 7 pm all three nights, with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 3 pm. The cast has put in hours of hard to work and even had to reschedule the show due to the Polar Vortex. Cost for students is $8.00. Today the cast performed a flash mob during both…

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Meet FHE’s New In-School Sheriff

Deputy Kresten Green recently became a familiar face at FHE. As the school’s Kent County School Resource Officer, he plays a major role in the districts new collaborative effort between schools, communities, students, and law enforcement to increase safety and communication. Before working at FHE, Deputy Green visited schools and did presentations in schools with the sheriff’s department. He worked as a road patrol officer for eight years and a canine officer before that. As a road patrol officer,…

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Getting Fit for the New Year

A new year often motivates individuals to create resolutions that better their health and quality of life. The promise of a new year encourages people to set goals in hopes of a better new year.  A significant portion of those resolutions includes getting fit. Whether its a change in diet, workout plan, getting up earlier, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or purchasing a new membership to a local gym, many individuals are motivated…

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A Brief Synopsis of the State of the Union

Trump’s State of the Union speech will not help him politically, but it certainly will not hurt him either. The State of the Union is an address that the President gives to a combined gathering of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President’s Cabinet, and the Supreme Court; all branches of the United States Government. Behind the President sits the Vice-President (the President of the Senate) and the Speaker of the House (the head…

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