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Isabel Gil

Isabel Gil

Isabel Gil is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her second year being on the Hawk Herald staff. She enjoys being involved in theater, Model United Nations, and especially band, in which she is a 2020 Drum Major. Outside of school, she spends her time creating visual art, being involved in her church’s youth group, and playing the piano, which she has been doing for twelve years. She hopes to combine her passion for writing and the environment in a career. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss

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Abigail Brewer

Abigail Brewer

Abby Brewer is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year writing for the Hawk Herald. She is involved in cheerleading, band, National Honor Society, musical theatre, and Senior Squad within school. In her community, she enjoys teaching at her church and participating in other volunteering opportunities. In the future, she hopes to continue her passion for sciences in the medical field. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” - Michele Ruiz

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Anna Rapaport

Anna Rapaport

Anna Rapaport is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her second year writing for the Hawk Herald. She adores theatre and always wants to be performing. She participates in Global Learners Initiative and enjoys teaching Sunday school at her temple. In her free time she loves playing guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele. She is optimistic for what the future holds and hopes that her career combines her love of performing and fostering connections with people. “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” - Albert Einstein

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James Rose

James Rose

James Rose is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. He was born in Gloucester, England, and was raised there for a few years before moving to Grand Rapids because of his father’s job. He lived here until second grade, and then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, due to another job change, He lived there until eighth grade, and moved back here for freshman year. He has two sisters, one older, one younger, and an array of pets: three rats, one dog, and one cat. His older sister is in college, and she goes to a particular college that he would not like to name. His hobbies include video games, tabletop games, manga, anime, and books. He is not a big fan of movies or tv, since he doesn’t like sitting still for long periods of time. He wants to pursue Software Engineering in college.

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Julia Bileth

Julia Bileth

Julia Bileth is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald staff. She enjoys being an active member in band in which she plays the flute, and especially in theatre, in which she has participated since 7th grade. Outside of school, she spends her time designing clothes or characters, hiking, playing the ukulele, visiting the history museum, and volunteering at the food truck at her Church. Beyond high school, she hopes to combine her passion for theatre and history into a teaching career. “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” - Stephan King

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Leo Eppinga

Leo Eppinga

Leo Eppinga is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern and is looking forward to his first year in Journalism. He has played violin since the fifth grade and is partaking in his fourth year of playing in a Youth Orchestra. Music, art, literature, and the environment have intrigued him for years. Although still exploring his areas of interest, Leo would love to extend his passion for creating, analyzing, and telling stories into a career. “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Lindsey Soet

Lindsey Soet

Lindsey Soet is a freshman at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald staff. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys reading, playing lacrosse, and spending time with her friends and family. As of now, Lindsey hopes to study either business or English in college. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Winston Churchill

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Linsey Wozniak

Linsey Wozniak

Linsey Wozniak is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern High School. She enjoys playing sports such as ultimate frisbee and has played 4 years of varsity volleyball. She is passionate about creativity and self-expression. Outside of school, she can be seen sewing, making jewelry, or dancing. She enjoys observing the world around her and being where her feet are.

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Mia Dart

Mia Dart

Mia Dart is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. She’s incredibly excited to join The Hawk Herald team for the first time. She’s been participating in musicals at FHE since 6th grade. She spends her time outside of school acting and singing in productions at Circle and Civic Theatre, thrifting at GoodWill, and putting together cute outfits to wear for the week. Mia hopes to find a future career in government, focusing on Public Policy and Activism. “Life is a party. Dress for it.” - Audrey Hepburn

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Samuel Sietsema

Samuel Sietsema

Sam Sietsema is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is his first year writing for the Hawk Herald. He enjoys participating in choir and is optimistic for this year at Eastern. He has a large family with 4 siblings and 2 pets, a dog and a lizard. Outside of school Sam enjoys playing video games, reading, and hanging out with friends. Someday he hopes to work in a field that deals with technology.

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