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Teacher Appreciation: Sra. Kohlhaas

Señora Kohlhaas is a Spanish teacher and has been in the district for 15 years. She has been teaching for 17 years in both Michigan and North Carolina. She grew up in Grand Rapids, attended Catholic Central High School, class of 1994, and had her eyes set on being a veterinarian. During her time at Michigan State, she decided to study abroad in Spain. Her parents encouraged her to continue with Spanish. “Then my parents…

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Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Everse

Mr. Everse, teacher of history and environmental science at Eastern, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a child, he attended Forest Hills High School, back when Forest Hills was the only school in the district. His junior year, he transferred to the new Forest Hills Northern. After high school, Mr. Everse studied geology at Michigan State University. Mr. Everse began his professional career working for the “evil oil companies” in Houston, Texas. He started…

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The New Ada Fresh Market

On Sunday the 14th, the new Ada Fresh Market opened up in place of Kingma’s Market on Ada Drive. The new Fresh Market features a full-service Starbucks with seating. The layout of the market was very similar to its predecessor Kingma’s, but featured more standard grocery items rather than a specialty. The Ada Fresh Market is an added location to the popular grocery center, Forest Hills Foods. In many ways, The Ada Fresh Market is…

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Ella O’Rourke: The Social Butterfly

Ella O’Rourke is a sophomore at Eastern High School. She calls herself a comic relief and is someone who is gracious and empathetic to everyone she meets. She cares deeply about the people around her and puts her friends first. “I think of myself as funny, I love telling puns,” Ella shared. When asked about her favorite joke,  Mr. Tolly urged her to tell her Harry Potter joke. “Two boys are reading The Harry Potter…

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Eastern Volunteers Abroad

April is national volunteer month! To celebrate, the Hawk Herald interviewed junior Anna Devarenne and freshman Seth Wolowski about their experiences volunteering abroad. Where did you volunteer, when, and for how long? Anna: “This summer, I went to the Dominican Republic for all of June.” Seth: “I went to Uganda 3 years ago. I’ve gone 3 times. Each trip lasted around 10 days.” What type of volunteer work did you do? Anna: “It was a…

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The Many Clubs of FHE

FHE is showcasing their many different clubs and organizations to the incoming freshmen and high school students. The variety of extracurricular activities allow for FHE students to be well-rounded, to better know their classmates, and to build their character. Each club is unique and offers different perspectives. Baking Club Baking club is a fun and interactive club where people can go to have a fun time. The Baking Club meets once a month and bake…

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Who has the Best Smile at FHE?

Seeing someone’s smile can totally change the course of the day for another person. Smiling is a simple action that we can consciously make day-to-day. It can often go unnoticed, but at the same time it can affect people so deeply. It can be the most identifiable and best features of a person’s qualities. We checked in with FHE students to ask who they thought had the most contagious, inspiring, and best smile at school.…

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Staff Members Arrested After Being Found Living on the Third Floor

The Grand Rapids Police Department stormed the Forest Hills Eastern High School building late Saturday night. They took into custody Ellen Hamersma, Thomas Wierenga, Linda McCarthy, and Steve Harvey; all former staff members at the school. Police claim that the four were living on the third floor in the A wing and survived off of dead turkey vultures that were downed by Wierenga’s drones and by drinking a mixture of garlic spray used on pizza…

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Ella Meloche – Model, Creator, Innovator

 Ella Meloche, a junior at FHE, shared her thoughts on life including her fame online and her ambitious modeling career.  Tell me about yourself. “I model for an agency in New York for State Management.” When/how did you know that modeling was an interest for you? “I wanted to be a model when I was really young and I kind of wanted to show people that you didn’t have to be a perfect skinny person…

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Students Speaking their Minds – TEDx Edition

The annual TedX speeches held at East Grand Rapids High School are coming soon on March 16! This year the offer to attend has been extended up to Forest Hills Public School students. This is an incredible opportunity for students to speak their minds, express themselves, share lessons they’ve learned, and any new eye-opening perspectives. TEDx is providing an incredible opportunity for students by giving them the chance to speak their minds and have other…

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