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Ribbons for Mr. Hollern

During quarantine, Forest Hills Eastern suffered the loss of our beloved assistant principal, Mr. Tim Hollern. On October 17th, the football game against Catholic Central served as a fundraiser in Mr. Hollern’s honor. To raise money, the cheerleading team was tasked with selling small, $2 ribbons. The cheer team alone was able to raise over $400 in ribbon profits and additional donations, with all proceeds going to the Van Andel Institute for cancer research. At…

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Soccer Team Shake-Up

Just as the soccer season was coming to a close, tragedy struck. One of the varsity athletes contracted COVID-19, resulting in 16 of the 23 athletes being quarantined for two weeks. Because of this, the entire JV soccer team was temporarily pulled up, playing as the varsity soccer team until Thursday, October 8th. The JV athletes played three games, and tied 0-0 against Cedar Springs, lost 2-1 against Ottawa Hills, and won 1-0 against Wayland…

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Games Without Fans – How This Fall Season Will be Like No Other

With all of the uncertainty we have faced this year, both athletes and parents are relieved that fall sports have begun their seasons. However, this season won’t feel the same without fans filling the bleachers. Forest Hills Public schools are only allowing two guests per athlete to attend the games this year. This policy not only affects the schools, but their students as well. Sporting events are one of the primary sources of income the…

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COVID-19 Cannot Stop Hawk Athletes

While the Forest Hills community stews in anticipation of the governor’s confirmation of the end of the school year, the notion that students will not be returning to FHE has been accepted by many Eastern families. While this affects students statewide, a specific sect of students’ routines have been altered drastically. Hawk athletes who participate in spring sports have been swindled out of a whole season—a season for which many have been preparing for nearly…

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Varsity Cheer Wraps up Their 19-20 Season

The Forest Hills Eastern Varsity Cheerleading team had their districts competition on Friday night. They beat their record high scores in both rounds two and three and came in eighth place out of thirteenth. Only the top four teams advance to the regional competition, so, unfortunately, this was the team’s last time hitting the mat. The team feels that they had a very successful season, even among the various injuries and sicknesses. Head coach Brittany…

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FHE Bowling Team

The Forest Hills Eastern bowling team practices 4 days per week at Northfield lanes on Plainfield. The team competes in bowling meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and occasionally on Saturdays. Matches start around 3:30 and generally last around 2 hours.  Raelyn Baker (‘20) is new to the team as a senior and has greatly enjoyed the season so far. Her favorite part of bowling is “the friends and the fries.” Making new friends and spending time…

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Meet The Senior Bird-Dog Hockey Players

This year, the FHNE Boy’s Varsity Hockey Team has had a very successful season, partially thanks to three seniors from Eastern: Ryan Endres, Ryan Afton, and Kyler Lowden. These players have led their team to 10 season wins thus far and a 10 game winning streak that was recently lost to FHC. These boys have a rigorous schedule; they practice three days during the school week for an hour and a half each day and…

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Mia Tepic Figure Skating: Athleticism and Artistry

Mia Tepic’s passion for figure skating sparked while watching the Olympics with her mother. She joined the Grand Rapids Figure Skating Club when she was nine years old and has been skating ever since.    Mia takes part in annual figure skating competitions with her team. This year, the season starts in May with the Lansing Van Camp Invitation on March 13th. Her favorite memory from a competition was the first competition of last season.…

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Cate Vansolkema: The Lone Senior

Cate Vansolkema (‘20) enjoys spending time with friends and family and she loves playing volleyball. As a four-year varsity volleyball player, Cate is a defensive-specialist/libero on the school’s team this year. Senior year athletics are special for all student-athletes, but this year is even more special for Cate as she is the only senior on the varsity volleyball team.  Cate’s teammates love her and appreciate all of the time and hard work that she pours…

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Boys JV Tennis: a Team of Varsity-Level Athletes

Forest Hills Eastern’s Boys Junior Varsity Tennis is an infamous team of players that are currently all the hype at FHE. The roster is made up of all classes and represents boys of all different skill levels. While watching them on the court, it is clear that they are fighters, good teammates, and deserve all the attention they have received in the past weeks.  The team finished above 500 in the state, and continuously defied…

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