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Category: People of FHE

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Greenwood

This year FHE has welcomed 5 new teachers to the building. Among them is charismatic Elyse Greenwood. Ms. Greenwood currently teaches English 9, English 10, and senior Creative Writing. Growing up in Bay City, Michigan, Ms. Greenwood spent her high school years participating in an array of sports such as cross country, basketball, and soccer. After graduating high school, she double majored in English and Secondary Education at Grand Valley State University. She then student…

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Another One?

A new day a new slay, or a new sibling? For Ceci Whitmer, it’s both. Her life is fairly “normal” for a junior; she wakes up, brushes her teeth, and picks out her school clothes each day. Although she is a lot like Cher from Clueless, there is one difference between the two; she has 7 siblings.  Ceci is the second oldest of 7 kids. She feels like her family is chaotic but her mom…

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Hike Out a Hype

2:35 PM; the time every person eagerly awaited. Suddenly, voices erupt on campus, and crowds of students head out. High school students take themselves all over the place, whether near in a snap of time or far for hours of traveling. This is what Kendra Kuiper (‘24) had done after school each day. She drives well, even though there’s some possibility that the car might be hit due to some incidents.  Kendra sets out to…

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A Different Passion

When most people think of horses, they don’t typically think of competitive equestrian. This is not the case for freshman Lily Russel. Lily has been an equestrian for nine years and was eager to join the FHE equestrian team in high school, only to discover that there no longer is one. “I was very disappointed when I found out. I just thought since Northern and Central have one it would be the same [at FHE],”…

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Eastern’s Warrior Princess

When one thinks of a sport, certain ideas come to mind: sweat, work, skill, strength, drilling, drilling, drilling. When one thinks of tennis, different images are conjured. Egypt Valley Country Club, maybe? Pleated skirts, cable knit sweaters, and old money suggest quite the opposite of sweat, work, or any type of drilling. Muskan Rekhani (‘24), one singles player for the girls’ tennis team, flips this notion on its head with her aggressive style of play…

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Behind the Post Punk Scene at Eastern: Evan Arraut

Evan Arraut (‘23) got a drum set as a Christmas present from his dad when he was 12, which sparked his passion for playing music. Alongside liking the sounds they make, Evan enjoys the complexity involved with playing the drums. He plays in a band called Crowd of Thirty which started in 2018 when Alec Christenson (‘23) made an Instagram post inquiring about a drummer for the band he was trying to start. Evan replied,…

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Reflecting on the Past and Looking Towards the Future

It’s here. After twelve long, drawn-out years it has finally arrived. Senior year is approaching Eastern’s doorstep for those graduating this spring. Although COVID-19 was a major bump in the road, the class of 2023 has made it here (mostly) untouched. Besides the pandemic, there are still positive notations floating around Eastern. Everyone has something positive to say about senior year, whether it is a newfound sense of leadership or belonging. Local twelfth grader Avery…

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More Than Just a Melody

A lilting tune rolls out of the choir room into the Great Hall. The piano winds down and so does sophomore Noor Hassan’s powerful voice. Noor is an accomplished singer, performer, dedicated student, and aspiring chef. Performing has been a large part of Noor’s life since she was little, explaining how she “always attended my cousins’ performances, and it seemed like so much fun! All the actors were having so much fun on stage, and…

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Breakdancing Brilliance

Eastern is well known for its talented students, ranging from incredibly high-achieving athletes to remarkably intelligent learners. However, one student, uniquely known for both his talents in breakdancing and trick shots, seems to be striding ahead as one of the most talented young people ever. Brennan Lee (‘25) has been involved with breakdancing for almost five years and his unbelievable talents only start there. He started classes back in 2017, yet due to the pandemic,…

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A Final Farewell

After twelve long years of schooling, from kindergarten to now, the Forest Hills Eastern class of 2022 has grown and changed tremendously. In the school years since kindergarten, we have seen each other grow and mature, we have fought and we have forgiven, and we have learned and we have changed. For some of us, we have known each other since kindergarten, when we were a measly five years old, and for others, like myself,…

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