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Category: People of FHE

David McCready – Dedicated On and Off The Field

David McCready, a senior at FHE,  has been a student of Forest Hills Schools and a resident of Grand Rapids, all his life. David is clearly dedicated and a lover of sports, something he has participated in almost all his life. David has played baseball for 12 years, and his last high school season will be in the spring. However, where ever he chooses to attend college, GVSU or Northwood he says, he hopes to…

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Cedric Steed: Parking Lots

Cedric Rose Steed, the lead singer and guitarist of Parking Lots, played his first live show Saturday night. Cedric Steed has been playing with his current band Parking Lots for about 6 months. Before joining Parking Lots, Cedric was a member of the bands Wealthy and Diamond and Catch of the Century. After leaving Catch of the Century, Cedric and Catch of the Century’s guitar player Zach began working on original music. They recruited Bradley—who…

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Conner Watson: A Storyteller Through Film

Conner Watson ’20 has been passionate about film for most of his life. As a young ten-year-old boy, Conner’s love for film sparked when he went to the first Avengers movie with a group of friends during his birthday party in 2012. After the film, he realized that the movie was made up and discovered movie magic for the first time.  “I didn’t understand how they made that happen. I was so fascinated with the…

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The Expressive and Well-Respected Ms. Devarenne

By Lucy Dobson and Kennedy Pfeiffle It is safe to say, that Ms. Devarenne is one of the most involved teachers in the students and community here at FHE. Leading the senior squad and organizing all the senior events, is no easy task, but Ms. Devarenne executes this task just about perfectly.  In the classroom, her teaching style shows her passion about education and her involvement with students. For example, her students can be found…

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The Artist Within

By Kennedy Pfeiffle Meet Ella Bowen This is Ella Bowen, she is a sophomore and has a hidden talent…She is an amazing artist! When asked how long she has been captivated by this skill or hobby, she said “I’ve been doing art the second I came out of the womb, at least that’s what I always say.” She has no artistic limits, she enjoys creating things, whether it is sewing, videography, drawing, writing music, or even…

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Harrison Centner

Meet Harrison Centner. He is a junior at FHE. This summer he spent 5 weeks at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, and is also part of the Nutcracker this year, at the West Michigan Youth Ballet. Harrison also partakes in Quiz Bowl at FHE  He is a busy young man and always has a smile on his face! “You don’t have to be smart to be in Quiz Bowl, you just have to like learning.”…

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Lil Naan: Did he leave his rapping days in middle school?

Nanda Murali, an ex-aspiring rapper, may be officially done with his rap career. Nanda, aka Lil Naan, has been making rap music for his loyal followers on SoundCloud since December of last year. His first piece was a collaboration with Eastern alumni Yangster. Nanda said that it was “just for fun” and that he “didn’t realize it would blow up.” The surge in popularity within his grade at Eastern was totally unexpected by Nanda. “I…

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Matthew Howing- a singer, dancer, & artist

Matthew Howing (‘19) is a loved and well known senior here at Eastern. He has many talents that he loves to share with his class. Over the Senior Retreat Matthew performed the song, Remember Me, for the talent show. When asking about why he chose to sing, Remember Me, he responded by saying, “Its a breathtaking, beautiful, emotional song.” He sang his rendition and received a standing ovation that he fully soaked in. During the…

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