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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, writing, making crafts, and spending time with her friends. As of now, Lindsey hopes to study either English or journalism 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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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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Hope Noyes

Hope Noyes, is a senior at FHE. She enjoys the art of cheese and many types of food. At home Hope pursues a passion of figure skating along side her friends. She likes to spend time with friends who share similar interests like anime, writing, and long boarding. In her spare time she works with cheese, spurring the love for the idea of cheese.

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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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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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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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