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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

Ellie McDowell

Ellie McDowell, Junior Writer

Ellie McDowell is a junior starting as a junior writer for The Central Trend. She loves to read and write, and in her free time, you can often find her with an instrument in her hand. She is in the marching band and plays the clarinet, but she plays tenor saxophone in the Jazz Band. She plays numerous other instruments outside of school, including the ukulele and the flute. During the summer, Ellie loves to go to Grand Haven with her friends.

Favorite place: Castlewood, South Dakota

Favorite book genre: Dystopian

Favorite season: Fall

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TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Ellie McDowell

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Ellie McDowell

November 23, 2021

Jadelin Hinkel - for going on adventures with me I don’t have the words to thank you. I never thought that the sophomore that I met weeks before my freshman year even started would become my best friend,...

Typical Thanksgiving dinner

Chicken is the way to go for Thanksgiving dinner

November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving is almost here, and it’s time to start figuring out what is going on your table for this feast. Most people have a set group of things for Thanksgiving dinner: cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes,...

Jason Majerle and his dog, Jojo.

Jason Majerle has found his love for teaching high school at FHC

November 11, 2021

When he started college, student teacher Jason Majerle was not planning to be a teacher. Now, Majerle has almost finished education at Alma College for secondary education, but it didn’t start that...

From left to right: Cal Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Brad Anderson. Not pictured: Jon Anderson

[Photo] The Andersons of FHC balance comradery and chaos upon their last name

November 9, 2021

From left to right: Cal Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Brad Anderson. Not pictured: Jon Anderson

The different items on the IHOP holiday menu

IHOP’s holiday menu could use some revamping

November 8, 2021

Sitting at a table with four plates of food and a holiday drink in front of you is daunting. When these plates of food in front of you are a variety of colors such as blue or orange, some of which are...

The ASC work center after school.

The Academic Success Center is changing lives

November 4, 2021

Jack Woods, a senior on the National Honors Society (NHS) Executive Board, has known what he wants to do after high school since his sophomore year.  He wants to go to the University of Michigan or...

A picture of me and my best friend, Jadelin, doing something that makes me who I am, even if I dont understand who that is yet.

I still don’t know who I’m going to be

November 1, 2021

I’m not fifteen anymore. I have been sixteen for one month, sixteen days, ten hours, and thirty-six minutes. Now that I am sixteen, I no longer sit on my bed with Taylor Swift’s lyrics floating...

Madi and her brother, Nate, posing next to a car.

Madi Evans’ relationship with her brother is unparalleled

October 26, 2021

Taylor Swift’s voice floats through the car while sophomore Madi Evans waits in the gas line at Costco. Sitting in the driver’s seat is Madi’s brother, senior Nate Evans. Together, they scream...

The things I wish I could say

The things I wish I could say

September 30, 2021

I wish I could go back and talk to myself when I was eight. There is so much I would like to say that could have solved so many problems if I had known. I could have avoided heartbreak and anxiety. I could...

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