• Improv at the Park tickets go on sale for juniors at 2:30 on 9/22
  • Improv at the Park tickets go on sale for seniors at 2:30 on 9/21
  • FHPS K-12 starts its hybrid schedule 8/31

The Central Trend

Ally Stapleton
Ally is entering her second year on staff and is an Editor in Chief this year. Ally served as the Copy Editor for the Central Trend last year and enjoyed the opportunity to write stories about interesting members of the FHC community and participate in the transition from newspaper to magazine. She is also a captain of the cross country team and participates in varsity track, National Honors Society, and the Kids’ Food Basket Youth Action Board. She volunteers regularly at a senior living center and for the local parks. Ally got involved in the journalism program because she loves to write, and she has enjoyed getting to know all the amazingly fun staff members of the Central Trend.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: Learning peoples' hidden talents and stories when writing articles about them

  • Favorite type of story to write: Spotlights/Profiles

  • Extracurriculars/Sports: Cross Country, Track, NHS, orchestra

  • Hobbies/Interests: outdoor activities (hiking, biking, running), photography, reading, exploring new places

  • Favorite book and why: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne - The point of view is really original and makes you think about the time period and human relationships in general in a new way.

  • If it is Friday night, you will most likely find Ally: Relaxing with friends or family, often with a movie and good food

Ally Stapleton, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2016
Robotics team finishes “best year ever” with a trip to Worlds (Story)
May 06, 2016
Tackling the Thank-You’s (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
My Dog and I’s Love-Hate, But Mostly Love, Relationship (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Hundreds of FHC string players perform in 32nd annual Spring String Fling (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
Slowing Down (Story)
Mar 11, 2016
Series finale of “Downton Abbey” closes out six seasons of high-quality drama (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Secretary Kathy Nibbelink adds role in “The Little Mermaid” to list of accomplishments before retiring (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Sprinting, Surviving, and Senior Year (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Junior and Senior Team up to Release Jazz Album (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Robert De Niro drives “The Intern” to comedic success (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
The songs I used to know (Story)
Jan 22, 2016
GSA seeks to promote acceptance and awareness among students (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
An Ode to the Little Things (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
Downtown Market brings originality and authenticity to the table (Story)
Dec 18, 2015
Argo’s Book Shop and Redux Books provide whimsical alternative to Barnes and Noble (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Spelling and Slacking (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Winter Collage Concert showcases musical skills of nearly 400 students (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
What do you like? (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Athletic department continues mandatory in-season strength and conditioning for all athletes (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Dear Cross Country (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
A Tale of Two Regionals (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
“The Middle” provides lighthearted evening entertainment (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
It’s All About Winning (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Boys Varsity Tennis Looks to Defend State Title at 2015 State Tournament (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
Girls Swim and Dive falls to East Grand Rapids in first conference loss of the season (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Coming Home for Homecoming (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
Senior Geoff Brown turns lifelong interest in music into a full-length album (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony Provides Surprisingly Entertaining Evening (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Rehearsals begin for “Anne of Green Gables” (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Alone in the Crowd (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Ada Pour House makes up for slow service with excellent food (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
Beyond Eleven (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Girls golf opens season with 4th place finish in Traverse City tournament (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
1993 Girls’ Swim and Dive team to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Dancing Through Life (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
“Launchpad” season starts FHC Softball’s journey to the next level (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Underclassmen Honors 2015 (Story)
May 29, 2015
A Summer Challenge (Story)
May 28, 2015
Biology Teacher Andy Rundquist Completes Final Year at FHC (Story)
May 28, 2015
Why Online Classes are Not the Future of Education (Story)
May 27, 2015
Class of 2017 Student Council Roundtable (Story)
May 27, 2015
Beyond the Elements (Story)
May 27, 2015
Jumping for Joy (Story)
May 27, 2015
Back from Bolivia (Story)
May 26, 2015
Why Current Events Should be Discussed in School (Story)
May 26, 2015
Marie Catrib’s Provides Exotic Epicurean Experience (Story)
May 21, 2015
Gail Sutton: Leaving a Learning Legacy (Story)
The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central
Ally Stapleton