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Hayden Foote: A Rapture for Wrestling

Fifteen minutes of conditioning, one hour of drilling takedowns and turns, and thirty minutes of live wrestling matches. The wrestling team, led by captains Hayden Foote, Joseph Doherty, and Gabe Hassan, practices six days per week from December through March. Intense practices, limited diets, and talented coaches and athletes construct a formidable team. Two years in a row, the boys wrestling team at FHE has placed second at conference. This year, they plan to win.…

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Jamie Anderson – The Amazing Horror Filmmaker

When most of us started watching YouTube videos when the platform was released, Jamie Anderson ’20 was one of the many who found inspiration to become a YouTuber one day. She would film videos on her old laptop’s built-in camera and edit them in Movie Maker. After a while, she used an actual camera and “spent hours editing vlogs that would never be seen.” Creating storylines and being on camera sparked her interest in theatre and film.…

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Daniel Kurylo: Theatre Extrordinaire

Athlete. Theatre star. Friendly face, and standard senioritis victim. Daniel Kurylo, ‘19, is an addition to the 2018 trend of not sleeping, not eating, and yet still managing to survive high school. Balancing sports such as football, and track, while participating in the arts is no easy feat for anyone. Daniel is a constant presence in the theatre productions at FHE.  Whether it be a play or musical, his smiling face graces the stage with…

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Mariya Jahan

Mariya Jahan is a sophomore at FHE. Currently, she is involved in, High School Musical, the current musical show. Mariya is very excited to be a “brainiac” in her first production at FHE. “I’m really excited for everything to come together…it will be a great feeling when everything is accomplished.” Near the end of the month of January, FHE friends and family will be able to see the first time production!  Other than the musical,…

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Jaisal Chopra

Jaisal Chopra, a freshman at FHE, he is heavily involved theatre and also plays soccer. The name Chopra may ring familiar,  Jaisal’s older sister Reet, graduated in 2018, but Jaisal is taking the spotlight back. Impressively, as a freshman, Jaisal played a a larger role in FHE’s fall play, and his performance was phenomenal. His involvement and clear passion for theatre, has contributed largely to Eastern’s theatre department. Jaisal is also involved in sports, and…

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Emma Falk- On and Off the Basketball Court

Emma Falk, a spirited sophomore at Eastern, is a part of the varsity girls’ basketball team. This is her fifth year playing the sport. This season she looks forward to play on varsity with the seniors, grow the basketball program, improve her skills, and most importantly win. “I love basketball and the new coach this year is going to be good for our team and program.”  Emma also enjoys playing point guard. When Emma is…

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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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