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Category: People of FHE

We Will Miss You, Ms. Thompson!

Among all the teachers at Eastern, Ms. Thompson is one of the most unique and revered. As Director of the middle school, concert, and symphony orchestras at FHE, and also a facilitator of the National Honor Society, she has had her hands full as an integral staff member at the school. However, Ms. Thompson is moving on from Eastern this year and entering the next stage in her career as a musician and music educator. …

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The New Cultural Phenomenon: Anay Fits

Fashion icons often travel the world, showcasing their styles and superior articles of clothing. Little known to many, Eastern has recently acquired its very own model and social media influencer – Anay D. Moitra (’22), also known by his social media handle as @anayfits.  Anay, known for his successful half-court shot at the Hawk Team assembly on Wednesday, doubles not only as a star basketball player but as a fashion connoisseur and enthusiast as well.…

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Graduation: A Mix of Emotions

With roughly two weeks of high school remaining for the class of 2022, the seniors of Forest Hills Eastern are experiencing a wide variety of emotions. Feelings range from intense anxiety to extreme excitement and everything in-between as the end of the year rapidly approaches. There is a common sense of relief from completing the SAT and conquering applications to colleges, universities, and jobs. However, college decision day is nationally recognized as May 1st and…

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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Grover

Mr. Grover is one of the many new additions to the Forest Hills Eastern staff this year. He currently teaches Biology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, and Physics.  Growing up in Caledonia and Byron Center, Michigan, Mr. Grover is the oldest of four with two younger brothers and a younger sister. During high school, Mr. Grover played four years of soccer for Byron Center High School. Before soccer, Mr. Grover played tennis and was a part…

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Talent for the Ages: Eastern’s Variety Show

Showcasing this Friday night, Eastern’s Variety Show is not one to miss. This year more than ever, the heartfelt acts deserve an auditorium brimming with an enthusiastic audience. “Everyone’s act means so much to them this year,” shares senior performer Donny Ford. For his final opportunity to share his talent with Eastern, Donny has chosen to play Disney’s “You Are the Magic” on his renowned trumpet.  It is tradition for Mr. Boelkins to emcee the…

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Eastern Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Former Forest Hills Eastern student, Kathryn Pliml, who graduated high school in 2010, has put in a great deal of work to be where she is now. Pliml is currently two years away from earning her Ph.D. in social work and has applied for a research grant to be able to employ multiple people and write about unfair conditions in women’s prisons, covering topics from the prisons being built on architectural brown zones to sexual…

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Olympians of Science Take on the University of Michigan

This past Saturday, Eastern’s Science Olympiad team traveled to the University of Michigan to participate in the annual Science Olympiad invitational tournament. Schools from all across the state, and even the country, attended the event to compete.  For non-members, Science Olympiad can be a difficult academic competition to understand. To comprehend the immense scientific knowledge and innovations that result from hours spent preparing for the tournament, it is necessary to delve into all the specific…

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A Solution to Shortage: NHS Blood Drive

This February, as Forest Hills Eastern celebrates everything red, hearts, and love related, Eastern’s National Honor Society is encouraging students to not only send valentines but also to donate blood to the local blood bank. In exchange for two volunteer hours, NHS students who are 16 years old or older, or any others willing to participate can visit the local Versiti Blood Center and donate about a pint of blood. From A+ to O-, all…

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The Hawk Herald: An Introduction

Many hours are spent in the Writing for Publication class, commonly referred to as “Journalism,” in which the writers of the school news site hawkherald.com are always working, striving, and creating articles for all to read. The room bustles with excitement with new stories, information, and events to capture in pieces of writing.  What kinds of articles can one find on this website? “Well,” Managing Editor Natalie Mouw (‘23) explains with great pride, “the Hawk…

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Teacher Spotlight Featuring Ms. Geers: The Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Teachers and staff who have worked remarkably hard to take care of the students at FHE and put the effort into teaching the next generation deserve the same recognition as the students featured in the Hawk Herald. Ms. Geers teaches science classes from Human Anatomy to Biology. Her story as both an educator and mother is something truly no reader should miss.  Ms. Geers is a fourth-generation teacher. Her father had a career in education…

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