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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Addie Woltil

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer

Addie Woltil is a freshman entering her first year writing for The Central Trend. When she's not writing stories, she enjoys roller-skating, baking, spending time with her friends, and watching overrated reality TV shows. She spends the majority of her time procrastinating assignments and stressing over school, but enjoys it nonetheless. She is excited to be given the opportunity to write for the website and hopes she will be able to continue with it in future years.

Favorite dessert: French silk pie

Favorite class: Writing for Publication

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite day of the year: July 24th


All content by Addie Woltil
Second-grade me after believing I was a genius writer for accidental plagiarism

Teen Beach Movie—my version

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Have you ever felt that all of your ideas are unoriginal or based on something else you’ve seen?  I have. I find that almost all of the ideas I supposedly come up with can be traced back to someone...

One of the worst outfits from the 2023 Oscars, Jessie Buckley

Fashions change but celebrities failing red carpets doesn’t

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Throughout the years, the Oscars has been a place for elegant and classy looks where people have their chance to impress—as of 2023—18.7 million viewers. With this opportunity, celebrities tend to...

Sophomore Norah Vanderweide posing at the Inn at Bay Harbor

Whether she’s decorating cakes or painting masterpieces, Norah Vanderweide is immersed in creativity

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Sophomore Norah Vanderweide finds herself engaged in not one but two artistically impressive pastimes. Having a multitude of creative outlets has allowed Norah to truly discover and experiment with who...

Two drawn out prototypes of the Hyperloop and the eVTOL Volocopter

Innovative advances in technology are revolutionizing the future of public transportation

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Flying cars, personal spaceships, and levitating trains are what futuristic sci-fi movies tell us the future should be like. Although these dreams may seem unattainable, with rapidly advancing technology,...

A photo of the bleak winter weve been experiencing in Michigan right now

The science behind seasonal depression helps us find ways to overcome it

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

Every year as the leaves begin to fall, so does my mood. At first, it’s simply the subtle changes of feeling drowsier than usual and finding my ability to focus increasingly inhibited. Eventually,...

A photo from my most recent trip to Montreal, Canada.

The differing dialects offer me newfound appreciation for diverse cultures

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Ever since I was little, I’ve been entranced by languages. The way that the words flow together and roll off the tip of the tongue leaves me in awe with their enchanting sound. My mom’s first language...

The Lego flowers that my dad gifted to my mom last Valentines Day,

The best Valentine’s Day gifts of 2023

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with hearts, love, and romantic gestures. A lot of Valentine’s Day gifts are cliché, overused, and a little too cheesy. That being said, there are some that stand...

Junior Gia Monterusso preparing for one of her many school productions

Gia Monterusso has found her home underneath the spotlight

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

If you’ve been to any of FHC’s musicals or plays within the last few years, you’ve most likely seen junior Gia Monterusso performing in them. From her role as the stepmother in Cinderella, Mrs. White...

Amanda Chu

With increasing carbon emissions, celebrities need to start taking accountability

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Taylor Swift was the number-one female artist of 2022, but she was also the top-ranking celebrity in CO2 jet emissions. Unfortunately, she is far from the only celebrity guilty of making unnecessary expenses...

Me and my little sister Brielle smiling for a selfie

Once you can read this, I hope you’ll know how much I love you

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

October 20, 2017. Brielle, this is the day you were born and the day that my life changed. Ever since I was little, I’d always wanted a little sister, someone to swap secrets with, try out makeup looks...

Kylie Doubler sitting in a car.

Kylie Doubler finds joy in the simplicity of baking

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

From apple crisps to cookies, baking has something for everyone. Whether it holds tradition through family recipes or is simply a whim born from a sugar craving, many people share a love for it. Sophomore...

The crochet club at the weekly meetings learning new techniques

The Crochet Club provides a calming environment for students to relax in

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

FHC offers a multitude of after-school activities and clubs that students can partake in: one of these is the crochet club. The club is a place to learn and grow in skill and knowledge of crochet, where...

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More geographical education is needed in our schools

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

Every so often, while scrolling through TikTok, I’ll come across a video where someone walks up to strangers in public (usually Americans) and asks them a series of questions testing their knowledge...

The streets of Cirencester, England

The top three places I’ve visited

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 22, 2023

Over the past few years of my life, I have traveled to some truly magnificent places ranging from the gorgeous views of our own Great Lakes to foreign countries. Traveling is one of my favorite things...

The Ottawa County sign

The recent Ottawa County board meeting has led to significant changes within the community

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Diversity and equity are some of the fundamental building blocks required in a society. This is only one of the many reasons people are questioning the recent decision made by the Ottawa County board to...

A photo of some pink flowers taken at Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens in Europe.

[Photo] We should de-romanticize Valentine’s Day

January 17, 2023

A photo of some pink flowers taken at Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens in Europe.

My Spotify wrapped with 339 hours listened to over the course of my year.

The symphonies of my mind

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer January 5, 2023

I have always found a way to incorporate music into all aspects of my life. Whether it’s to help me destress or simply just for fun, music has always provided a sort of safe haven to escape both silence...

Graffiti of the Grinch under a tunnel in London on Christmas last year

The ghost of Christmas future haunts me

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer December 8, 2022

Every year, I would count down the months, weeks, and days until Christmas. For that one month, it seemed the whole world slowed down to take time and truly enjoy the simple things in life we don't appreciate...

Various shades of pink

Bubblegum, strawberry lemonade, and roses

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 28, 2022

Pink reminds me of joy and everyday bliss. There has always been a comforting feeling attached to the color pink. In all of its glorious shades, each one possesses a unique sentiment and nostalgia found...

An array of make-up and beauty products

My top 5 beauty products of 2022

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 23, 2022

Throughout the span of 2022, a multitude of make-up trends have plagued the internet and piqued the interest of thousands of people. From using multi-colored dots for foundation and tape for eyeliner,...

Lia stands in front of a river

Lia Stevenson has rediscovered her love of reading

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 17, 2022

Reading is one of those activities you either despise or love. Over the years, sophomore Lia Stevenson has switched from one end of the spectrum to the other. She used to not enjoy reading, but over...

Cover of Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise left me wishing for my ticket back

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 14, 2022

Once you see a trailer for something five times, it gets stuck in your head. This happened to me as every single day of the week, I would open my phone to find ads for this new movie, Ticket To Paradise....

Elon Musk and Twitter logo

Twitter versus Elon Musk

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 10, 2022

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve most likely seen the news and drama surrounding Twitter, an app where users can "tweet" anything from stating opinions to sharing jokes. The app has...

Marching band during the halftime show- L.Hampton Photography

FHC Marching Band has cultivated a welcoming and accepting community

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 3, 2022

Melodious symphonies meticulously cultivated and played to perfection. In the strive for perfection, many students find their community in the FHC Marching Band. Students form life-long bonds and friendships...

A sunset photo on a plane ride to Amsterdam.

Travel brings tranquility

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer October 31, 2022

The exhilarating feeling when the plane lands, and the excitement while walking off. Everything about traveling reels me in and encapsulates me like an alluring temptation promising me memories and adventures.  Traveling...

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