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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

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Katelynn Heilman, Staff Writer

Katelynn Heilman is a junior entering The Central Trend as a Junior Writer. Katelynn is really passionate about art and loves to sing; she is a member of The Central Singers and another choir here at FHC. On most days, you can find her with her best friends trying to find something fun to do. Katelynn is super excited to be entering her first year on The Central Trend.

Favorite stories to write: She enjoys writing columns most, but reviews are also very enjoyable for her.

Zodiac sign: June Cancer

Favorite color: Sage green



All content by Katelynn Heilman
A group photo of the students involved in FHC Inspires 2022

The awe-inspiring messages shared at FHC Inspires prove the vitality of students’ voices

May 30, 2022

As I settled into the cool oasis the auditorium provides from a hazy Michigan May, I was brought to peace by a familiar concoction of shaky excitement and unwavering positivity. When I witnessed the most...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Saniya Mishra

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Saniya Mishra

May 24, 2022

Name: Saniya Mishra Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: 10,000 Hours Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker because I want to share something I found interesting, and...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Paige Harsevoort

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Paige Harsevoort

May 24, 2022

Name: Paige Harsevoort Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Shower Thoughts Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker because I liked the challenge of getting up and speaking...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Jia Niemeyer

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Jia Niemeyer

May 24, 2022

Name: Jia Niemeyer Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Impacts of Assumptions Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I [used] to have trouble speaking, especially in front of large groups of people....

My best friend and I dancing in my driveway in the summertime.

Driveways are summertime

May 23, 2022

My favorite conversation topic is deciding which words undeniably fit together for no reason other than an overpowering personal feeling. For example, deciding that Thursdays are green sevens and Wednesdays...

The cover for comedian Rebel Wilsons newest film: Senior Year.

Just like its jokes, the life lessons in Senior Year never landed

May 16, 2022

Senior year was one of those movies that, based on the content of the synopsis alone, I already knew wouldn’t be the most oscar-deserving piece of cinema. After watching the film, I genuinely feel bad...

Senior Hannah Duprey, member of the FHC crew team.

Hannah Duprey has grown through crew

May 12, 2022

In the midst of a tsunami-like torrential downpour, senior Hannah Duprey was shown what crew was all about—not only in terms of ability but also camaraderie.  “Some people were [rowing] back because...

My beautiful mom and I on our hike in California!

A note to my everything

May 9, 2022

When Mother’s Day makes its annual appearance, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be raised by the women I have been. To have absolute icons such as my grandmothers, powerful and independent women such...

The title screen for White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch.

White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch was eye-opening and reflection invoking

May 2, 2022

As a Gen-Z baby born in the smack middle of 2005, I caught the very tail end of the Abercrombie and Fitch reign. Due to my timing, my preconception of the brand was that its empire failed due to consumers’...

Some of FHCs percussionists during this years drumline band camp.

FHC’s Night of Percussion showcases an intensely dedicated and talented group

April 28, 2022

Seated in front of her band classroom, watching a particular group of students perform Fortnite dances in the back, Band Instructor Laura Zilhaver had no way of knowing these entertainers would make a...

A photo of my letters, most outlining the recipient to be me, older and wiser.

To me, older and wiser

April 25, 2022

Recently, I completed the last written response to my twelve-part letter series to my senior self. These letter prompts, which I started responding to in the eighth grade, have been my way of creating...

My reservations about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore were unjustified

My reservations about Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore were unjustified

April 18, 2022

I’ve averted my attention from the Fantastic Beasts franchise since its conception. I despised the concept of adding to a series that wrapped up so perfectly and completed my childhood so satisfyingly....

Senior Maggie Hier, swimmer and current soccer player for FHC.

Maggie Hier is finding her way through creating bonds

March 31, 2022

Every corner of senior Maggie Hier’s life has been powerfully impacted by the individuals she found through her passions.  Just like many other high school students, Maggie’s most beloved moments...

An accidental capture of two strangers who caused me to especially experience sonder.

The feelings that make me feel so un-unique in a comforting way

March 28, 2022

Last night I Google-searched, “A word that means wanting to observe others but not wanting to be observed by others.” To my dismay, no results relevant to my search appeared, and I took it as a very...

Against the Ice movie poster featuring actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole.

Against the Ice is a perfect example of how to make a movie

March 21, 2022

The claim of being “based on a true story” never fails to persuade me to watch a film.  That factor, along with a historical context that I also gravitate towards, encouraged me to press play on...

A collage of examples of nail color and design trends referred to in the article.

2022’s spring nail trends are easy to look forward to

March 17, 2022

One of my favorite ways to express myself is through the hue and shape of my nails. Each time I get my nails done, I feel like a new person. I have an attachment to the whole experience; being greeted...

A piece done by senior Katie Hoffman, another artist whose work will be featured at the art show.

The first annual FHC Art Show is a beautiful opportunity for everyone

March 14, 2022

With her previous experience professionally curating art galleries, art teacher Grace Stynes couldn’t resist the opportunity to impact an entire student body with the same talent. This year, Stynes...

A few of the items mentioned in this review, including my target wallet, a fake plant from the Dollar Section, and my Sonia Kashuk makeup bag.

A conclusive list of my Target must-haves

March 7, 2022

Sifting through every aspect of my life, I’ve realized how much I owe to Target. Introducing me to brands that have changed my life and providing me with cute, yet practical essentials is only the beginning...

Senior Lexi Schnelker, flutist and piccolo player for FHC Marching Band.

Lexi Schnelker has been raised by music

March 3, 2022

Senior Lexi Schnelker has experience with being a “Disney Dad.” As a member of the FHC Marching Band, she was given the opportunity to tap into her cargo short side during the band’s spirit week...

Little me giving a performance, only stopping to pose for the camera

For her, finally

February 28, 2022

Last night, as a few older friends and I entered a newer friend’s house for the first time, a miniature bird darted in with us. Throwing bread and passing sock balls between family members of hers I...

Although likable, Uncharted is far from a masterpiece

Although likable, Uncharted is far from a masterpiece

February 22, 2022

Action movies have never really been my thing. The rush I feel during high-intensity chase scenes or high stake moments of problem-solving can be described less as adrenaline and more as “I need to be...

Dr. Anne Keller, Jia Niemeyer, and John Orr all share a special connection with poetry

Poetry has shaped lives and has produced unbreakable bonds

February 17, 2022

No matter how many poems have come to life within her classroom at FHC, AP Lang and English teacher Dr. Anne Keller will always find peace in her elementary school library’s poetry section. Poetry...

The Sturniolo triplets, (left to right) Nick, Chris, and Matt.

The Sturniolo Triplets are, rightfully, taking over the internet

February 14, 2022

Ordinarily, I don’t find myself becoming a “fan” of influencers I find on TikTok. Due to the app’s one-minute presentation of hundreds of new people every day, it’s hard to create a connection...

Pinegrove’s newest album, 11:11, was perfectly named and executed

Pinegrove’s newest album, 11:11, was perfectly named and executed

February 7, 2022

Prior to Pinegrove’s release of the album 11:11, I was unfamiliar with their work; I feel incredibly grateful, however, that these pieces of music were my introduction to the band.  My preferred...

Avery (right) with her sister Riley (left).

Avery Koehler has been given consistency with softball

February 3, 2022

Freshman Avery Koehler has been given the consistency of sports no matter where she is in the world. One of her sports of choice, softball, has taken her through nearly every step of her life. “I...

My best friends and I  during one of our shifts.

To my first job

January 31, 2022

Six months ago, spontaneously, my best friend and I applied for a job at a sandwich shop, working our first days a week later. Six months after, just as seemingly out of nowhere, I received a text stating...

The Royal Treatment unfortunately served its purpose

The Royal Treatment unfortunately served its purpose

January 24, 2022

With the prospect of a seemingly never-ending quarantine, Netflix and its endless repertoire of shows and movies have been keeping me going. I’ve been given the opportunity to watch movies that I wouldn’t...

FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Josie Butler & Lauren Roth

FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Josie Butler & Lauren Roth

January 19, 2022

Name: Josie Butler Grade: 10th Act/position: Singing with piano Partner(s): Sophomore Lauren Roth 1. What is one word you’d use to describe your act? Josie: “Tradition.” 2....

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Cam Dewitt

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Cam Dewitt

January 19, 2022

Name: Cam Dewitt Grade: 12th Act/position: Guitar Hero 1. What is one word you’d use to describe your act? “Musical.” 2. Why did you decide to try out for FHC’s Got Talent? “I...

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Logan Verlinde

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Logan Verlinde

January 19, 2022

Name: Logan Verlinde Grade: 12th Act/position: Feats of danger & synchronized swimming 1. What is one word you’d use to describe your act? “Dangerous and/or mesmerizing.” 2....

FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Lydia Dewitt

FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Lydia Dewitt

January 19, 2022

Name: Lydia Dewitt Grade: 10th Act/position: Piano 1. What is one word you’d use to describe your act? “Mediocre.” 2. Why did you decide to try out for FHC’s Got Talent? “I...

A young me, looking just as scared for her future as I feel right now.

I will never know who I want to be when I grow up

January 17, 2022

At the artless and pure age of four, I envisioned a life for myself as a teacher. Just as the preschool teachers I had met only that year, I wanted to be smiley all the time and have a special aptitude...

West Side Story was remade the right way

West Side Story was remade the right way

January 10, 2022

Traditionally, I have pulled myself away from the craze of movie remakes that have swept modern Hollywood. However, after merely watching the swell of the font as it swept across the screen and read West...

My great-grandma, her beautiful smile, and me.

My sunshine turned 100 years old

December 13, 2021

On Dec. 13, 2021, in the wake of the demanding and challenging trials the world has provided, my great-grandmother advanced to an accomplishment that I still find difficult to wrap my head around. A woman...

A view of the front of Ada Garage Bar and Grill.

Although new in town, Ada Garage Bar and Grill feels like a seasoned resident

December 6, 2021

Growing up close to the streets of downtown Ada provided me and many other residents in the area with the unique opportunity to watch a city begin to flourish. Watching, year by year, as a quaint strip...

Freshman Eli VanSkiver, member of the cross country and ski team.

With the guidance of his brothers, Eli VanSkiver finds himself

December 2, 2021

While skiing downhill with his twin brother, freshman Eli VanSkiver suddenly found himself making head-on contact with a tree.  “I hit a tree skiing,” Eli said. “It wasn’t really that fast,...

A collection of photos of me and all of my cousins.

The lessons I am learning from my cousins

November 29, 2021

As the holiday season and enhanced family time commences, I have the opportunity to absorb a luxury that I don’t always get to indulge in: watching and listening. With cousins of mine spread across every...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Katelynn Heilman

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Katelynn Heilman

November 25, 2021

The TCT family - for creating my happy place You are all the most creative and riveting group of people I have ever met. Thank you all for constantly pushing me to work harder and think bigger. You...

A view of the people watching window inside of Ninos Eastown Cafe.

Nino’s Eastown Cafe felt like home

November 15, 2021

As I’m sure a majority of individuals do, my friends and I constantly scour the internet for new restaurants to experience. Nino’s Eastown Café immediately clicked as a perfect fit; the location and...

Some members of the Social Psychology class taking their weekly Survivor selfie.

Social Psychology brings students together in a new way

November 11, 2021

During a Friday night football game, senior Katherine Hartman and a notable portion of her Social Psychology class could be found rallying together for a "Survivor” selfie. Every Friday, the class...

A picture of the pier at Holland State Park during the winter.

The sun could be affecting your mental health

November 8, 2021

With the numbingly cold weather approaching and the hours of nighttime growing, I have found myself outlining a multitude of different reasons to resent the winter months.  As an individual, I have...

Movie poster for the 2021 science fiction film Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet

Dune balanced every aspect of a great movie flawlessly

November 1, 2021

Listening as my choir teacher passionately raved about the movie Dune—and watching as the internet solidified his excitement—I knew I desperately needed to get to the movie theatre to experience the...

Only Murders In The Building lives up to the expectations it has created

Only Murders In The Building lives up to the expectations it has created

October 26, 2021

Since her days living it up on The Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel, Selena Gomez has been a favorite of mine to watch on screen. Naturally, when her face popped up in my Hulu recommendations...

The girl I met on crutches

The girl I met on crutches

September 30, 2021

The butterfly effect is a small choice or decision made by an individual that leads to a vast and unpredictable change in their life. My butterfly was a girl on crutches whose effect altered every aspect...

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