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Lindsey Soet

Lindsey Soet is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her second year being on the Hawk Herald staff and her first year as Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys being a part of the FHE crew team where she currently rows the varsity single and double. Lindsey also enjoys writing, crafting, and spending time with her friends. As of now, Lindsey hopes to study either Journalism or Business in college. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Winston Churchill

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Natalie Mouw

Natalie Mouw is a Junior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year on the Editorial Staff for the Hawk Herald. Within school, Natalie enjoys being involved in Mock Trial, tennis, and band as a 2021 Drum Major. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family, spend time with friends, and read with her Bernese Mountain dog. Natalie is looking into careers in writing, language, and public leadership. “There are far better things ahead than what we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis

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Anay Moitra

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Anna Alt

Anna Alt is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald Staff. Outside of school she enjoys rowing and playing the piano, which she has been doing for eleven years. In her free time, she loves to read, write, and spend time with her friends, family, and bird, Summer. As of now, Anna hopes to study in college to become a pediatrician. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton

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Avery Carlson

Avery Carlson is a junior at Forest Hills Eastern. She was born in Chicago Illinois where she spent most of her childhood along with her two brothers. Avery is incredibly interested in English and is considering a career in screenwriting, public speaking, or creative writing. Other than this, she also loves music as she is currently singing for the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus and has been since elementary school. Avery also loves the outdoors and often goes skiing with her brother and her dad. In her free time she loves getting together with friends and spending time with family, including her dog Wrigley. This is her first ever year writing for the Hawk Herald and Avery is more than exited to create articles for students and staff alike to read.

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Carson Patten

Carson Patten is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern high school. This is his first year being on the Hawk Herald. He enjoys attending sporting events for his school, baseball, hanging out with friends, and keeping up with current events. As of now, Carson hopes to study law and political science in college. "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."- President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Grace Colburn

Grace Colburn is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year as a part of the Hawk Herald staff. She loves spending time with her friends and family, swimming, sailing, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and baking. Grace will be attending Hope College in the fall to study biology with a pre-medical track. "Why else are we here if not to live with unreasonable passion for things?" - Butterflies Rising.

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Hope Noyes

Hope Noyes, is a senior at FHE. She has a passion for food and presenting it in fun ways. At home Hope figure skates, hangs out with friends, and works at a grocery store with cheese. In school her favorite class is American Sign Language.

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Julian Zolenski

Julian Zolenski is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is his first year being on the Hawk Herald Staff. In his free time, Julian enjoys play time with his dog, Video games, sports and spending time with friends. Right now Julian has aspirations of doing something in broadcasting. “Winning requires all of you and then more and promises you nothing…” - Lewis Caralla

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Kevin Pliml

Kevin Pliml is a current senior at Forest Hills Eastern, and growing up with an older sister who was a teacher has inspired him to write. Growing up, Kevin was fascinated with fiction; reading books by Patrick Rothfuss, Pierce Brown, and J. R. R. Tolkien. "Not all those who wander are lost." - Tolkien

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Lauren Carpenter

Lauren Carpenter is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald staff. Lauren enjoys being a member of the Forest Hills Northern-Eastern swim team, NHS, Senior Squad, and the winter musical, and is a co-president of the FHE Quiz Bowl team. Outside of school, she loves to read, paint, and spend time with friends, family, and her dog. In the future, Lauren plans to attend college to study History and Spanish and eventually attend graduate school. "You can never be overdressed or overeducated" - Oscar Wilde

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Nanda Murali

Nanda Murali is a senior at Eastern High School. This is his first year writing for the Hawk Herald. When he is not playing tennis or delegating in Model United Nations, Nanda can be found relaxing playing the guitar or listening to music. He loves to travel and meet new people. Nanda will continue this passion at the University of Michigan, intending to pursue a career in international business to further nourish his love for global affairs and economics. "I guess you never know what you got 'til it's gone" - Kanye West

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Olivia Benedict

Olivia Benedict is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is their first year publishing for the Hawk Herald. They enjoy camping, listening to music slightly too loudly, and drinking the grape monster energy drinks that Meijer doesn't seem to sell anymore. Olivia plans to pursue a career in international relations after high school (maybe). " "I wish the world was twice as big - and half of it was still unexplored." - David Attenborough

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Olivia Challa

Starting her senior year this fall, Liv enjoys writing and hanging out with close friends and family. She participates in many extracurriculars, such as theatre and is a starter on the Women's Varsity Soccer Team. An avid movie watcher, she hopes to go into a career where she can experience great art in its many forms. This is her second year as part of the Hawk Herald and hopes to publish articles that draw many new people to the newspaper and make them think about the world around them.

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Phoenix Holton

Phoenix Holton is a new senior this year at Forest Hills Eastern. Being his first year of working for the Hawk Herald, he hopes to make a good impression on his fellow peers. Eager to provide a unique take on the Hawk Herald, his ambitions are high. An avid videogame enthusiast and an aspiring programmer, his goals seem to be set for the digital world. "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - George S. Patton

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Samuel Sietsema

Sam Sietsema is a junior, but he's also a dreamer, innovator, Harvard graduate, and frequent lier. Back again for another year he's hoping to share knowledge that people can find interesting. This 16 year old is less about politics and current events and more about making people think. I'm looking forward to introducing new topics, imagining mystifying possibilities, and, hopefully, making people say "that's cool".

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Saniy Sharif

My name is Saniy Sharif, I am 17 years old, and I am currently a senior. "You never fail until you stop trying" -Albert Einstien

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Sarah Mechan

Sarah Mechan is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. She is excited to begin her first year working on communications projects both in the Hawk Herald as well as ETV. She is passionate about music, dogs, crocheting, and a variety of other crafts. She is a part of the Forest Hills Eastern Orchestra and has been in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony throughout high school. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two dogs, working on new crocheting projects, and traveling with her friends and family.

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Tara Kloostra

Tara Kloostra is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. After graduation, she plans on attending the University of Alabama and studying apparels and textiles. This is her second year with the Hawk Herald and is excited to continue improving her writing skills. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and watching sports. "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." - Dolly Parton

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