• The first playoff football game is Friday, Oct. 29 @ FHC vs. Mona Shores
  • Senior Dinner Dance is Sunday, Nov. 7th
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

Summer Wetherbee

Summer Wetherbee, Staff Writer

Summer is a Junior in her first year of writing for The Central Trend. She is excited to grow in her writing and be apart of the TCT team. She enjoys painting, and volunteering at her church; Ada Bible, where she has grown in her faith.

 

Favorite thing about being on staff: Being surrounded by the community of positive writers, and growing in her writing.

Music I love: I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music ranging from indie folk to pop. Some of my favorite artists are The Lumineers, Khalid, and The Head and the Heart.

On a Friday night, you can typically find Summer: hanging out with friends, painting or catching up on the latest This is Us episode.

All content by Summer Wetherbee
Humans of FHC: Ellie Noonan

Humans of FHC: Ellie Noonan

June 4, 2018

“I've been doing gymnastics for about seven years. I recently went to regionals in Indianapolis. The meet wasn't my best, but I still tried my best and had fun. It was really nice to be on a team of...

Junior Meg Meekhoff swings into the sport of golf with passion

Junior Meg Meekhoff swings into the sport of golf with passion

May 31, 2018

Through all of the crazy ups and downs high school has to offer and through the support of her close-knit community, junior Meg Meekhof has managed to accomplish a great deal within the sport of golf. “In...

When the Moon is Low sparks an interesting perspective in Afghanistan culture

When the Moon is Low sparks an interesting perspective in Afghanistan culture

May 24, 2018

Here's the deal, I am not a fan of reading. In fact, if I were given the choice to read a book or clean the toilet, you bet I would rather clean the toilet. I know it's crazy weird to lots of people, but...

History students make an impact for Memorial Day with the help of Steve Labenz

History students make an impact for Memorial Day with the help of Steve Labenz

May 23, 2018

A few years ago, AP U.S. History teacher Steve Labenz started a beloved tradition at FHC that consists of taking his students to visit a veterans’ home in downtown Grand Rapids. As a history teacher,...

Real life experiences are just as, or even more important, than knowing how to use the tangent

Real life experiences are just as, or even more important, than knowing how to use the tangent

May 17, 2018

I am proud of where I come from and of all I can achieve with my abilities in school. But at the end of the day, what are we learning in school? I may never understand the importance of learning parabolas...

Junior Adrianna Donalds painting holds a spot in the Governors Travel Show

Junior Adrianna Donald’s painting holds a spot in the Governor’s Travel Show

May 15, 2018

Junior Adrianna Donald, through hard work and many sacrifices, has been able to express herself with her artwork. Every piece she creates connects with her to the world in ways she wouldn't be able to...

Anamnesis - Preview  Q&A

Anamnesis – Preview Q&A

May 9, 2018

Film: Anamnesis Producer: Keefer Silverstein, Noah Bosch, and Sam Meeks *Quotes by Noah Bosch* 1. What’s your film about? "Our film is a mystery thriller about a grizzly detective with a tortured...

Humans of FHC: Megan James

Humans of FHC: Megan James

May 7, 2018

"Prom 2018 was definitely one of the best dances I've been too. I liked how you could eat food there, and everyone ended up getting into the dancing-- unlike other dances I've been too. The venue was...

The Netflix original movie Benji succeeds all expectations

The Netflix original movie Benji succeeds all expectations

May 4, 2018

The simply adorable movie Benji a new Netflix original movie captures hearts. I have seen the original Benji, which by the way is very good.  However, something about this version is so raw in a way that...

Freshman year has brought new opportunities for Emma Hansen

Freshman year has brought new opportunities for Emma Hansen

May 1, 2018

Despite only being a freshman, Emma Hanson is motivated. After quitting gymnastics and leaving that chapter of life, she still wanted to challenge her athletic abilities through extracurriculars. Encouraged...

The Netflix original show Alexa and Katie exceeds expectations

The Netflix original show Alexa and Katie exceeds expectations

April 12, 2018

As high schoolers, we routinely look back at our golden childhood days. The days that consisted of naps, recess, and animal crackers. I feel as if a part of me really misses the simple days. On March 23,...

Humans of FHC: Brian Pierce

Humans of FHC: Brian Pierce

March 19, 2018

"I had a student who asked to go to the restroom because they had a stomach ache and were in, really, a lot of pain. But [the students'] homework was not done. I told him when he finishes their homework...

Disneys A Wrinkle in Time exceeded expectations

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time exceeded expectations

March 15, 2018

Last Saturday night I, on the spur of the moment, decided to go see a movie after taking the SAT. I wanted something happy and a "feel good movie." That led me to discover the movie A Wrinkle in Time....

Junior Tyler Donker creates memories, friendships, and a great work ethic through the opportunities Culvers has had to offer

Junior Tyler Donker creates memories, friendships, and a great work ethic through the opportunities Culver’s has had to offer

March 12, 2018

Believe it or not, with the power of positive co-workers and a fun and inviting environment, work can be made fun. Junior Tyler Donker wanted a little extra money, like most other teenagers. So he took...

Raising awareness to the harm of our everyday actions have the power to positively influence planet Earth

Raising awareness to the harm of our everyday actions have the power to positively influence planet Earth

March 8, 2018

I think most people can come to an agreement that Earth is astonishing. I once heard an analogy on a Liturgists podcast that compared time on Earth to a person's wingspan. The instruction was to spread...

Humans of FHC: Maheen Mulligan

Humans of FHC: Maheen Mulligan

March 5, 2018

"On spring break in eighth grade, I went to Pakistan to visit my mom's family and all of my second cousins-- basically family that I have never met. So when you are there you can't eat any fresh fruits...

Senior Lynsey Davison finds herself through the love and support of her teammates

Senior Lynsey Davison finds herself through the love and support of her teammates

March 1, 2018

Through the athletics that FHC has to offer, senior Lynsey Davison is graduating with experiences that will last a lifetime. She credits all of it to the teammates who have helped her grow to be the energetic,...

Rae Morris enchants fans with her new album Someone Out There

Rae Morris enchants fans with her new album Someone Out There

February 22, 2018

I recently checked my records on Spotify and discovered I had listened to 85,649 minutes of music in 2017. To put those numbers in perspective, that is equivalent to 59.5 days straight. I'm the type...

What is your definition of happiness?

What is your definition of happiness?

February 15, 2018

We've all been told at one point in our lives that money can't buy happiness. But is this necessarily true? I think it all depends on your definition of happiness. What do you define happiness as? It...

Humans of FHC: Angie Olmstead

Humans of FHC: Angie Olmstead

February 14, 2018

"Love is someone you always think about constantly. If you love someone, it's just a feeling you get. It's kind of hard to explain; it's one of those things where you get to know someone for a long time,...

Linnea Eastburg has learned lifelong skills from her cross country family

Linnea Eastburg has learned lifelong skills from her cross country family

February 5, 2018

For senior Linnea Eastburg, playing sports has never been about focusing on herself. When it comes to the cross country and track and field team, it is her teammates who are most important to her, for...

My top five coffee shops in Grand Rapids

My top five coffee shops in Grand Rapids

February 1, 2018

Everyone is on the go. Everyone is running on little sleep with their busy lives. In the last decade or so, the popularity of coffee shops has blossomed. Coffee is a great quick grab to keep your energy...

Senior Sam Marthens stands out for his talents in music and athletics

Senior Sam Marthens stands out for his talents in music and athletics

January 22, 2018

Senior Sam Marthens does it all and does it wholeheartedly. With determination and a presence that empowers others, Sam loves what he does. As it is passed down in the Marthens family, Sam was bound to...

New Sparrows location provides a desired study atmosphere

New Sparrows location provides a desired study atmosphere

January 18, 2018

Surrounded by groups of people as they talk to one another, study, create, and even play games, the new Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand on Bridge Street has created a place of gathering. I...

Humans of FHC: Willow Calderwood

Humans of FHC: Willow Calderwood

January 8, 2018

"I want to be a teacher when I grow up because I think it would be fun to spend time with children and give them an opportunity to learn. When I was younger, my sister and I used to play and she was the...

Appreciating the little moments with my grandparents

Appreciating the little moments with my grandparents

December 11, 2017

The past year or so I have thought more profoundly about the influence different people have had on me, whether it is someone from church, a teacher, or even someone I look up to in my family. Someone...

AP Lit students help make a difference partnering with Ada Elementary and the Childrens Healing center

AP Lit students help make a difference partnering with Ada Elementary and the Children’s Healing center

December 5, 2017

Giving back to the community is a great way to display gratitude and thankfulness. This is exactly what Mrs. Schrotenboer did with her senior AP students this year, and her passion is evident for her love...

The key to working smarter rather than harder

The key to working smarter rather than harder

November 28, 2017

Focusing on one thing when students have so much on their plates can be a tremendous task. Tests are a challenge for some and a breeze for others. Whether it comes easy for you or not, test-taking all...

Actor Chris Evans takes on a different role than most may know him for in the loving movie Gifted

Actor Chris Evans takes on a different role than most may know him for in the loving movie Gifted

November 20, 2017

Actor Chris Evans takes on a different role than the superhero most may know him for in Gifted. Evans plays Frank Adler in a sweet, simple story about searching for love, finding balance in life, and pursuing...

Humans of FHC: Keely Fitch

Humans of FHC: Keely Fitch

November 13, 2017

"I loved to read-- like, loved to read. I would never put a book down, even at dinner. My parents had to take [my books] away so I would eat because I just kept reading the whole time. On spring break...

Ethan and Nicholas Tilley travel the world and land at FHC

Ethan and Nicholas Tilley travel the world and land at FHC

November 7, 2017

Freshman year can be scary. Going to a different, bigger school and finding your way around can be a challenge. But for the Tilley twins, they have more to be nervous for than just finding their way around....

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