By Nick Uchida, senior
LEARNING TRANSFORMS US.
Waking up at 6:30 AM, taking a shower, shoving breakfast in your mouth as you try to make it to school in time. But even 6:30 AM isn’t enough time if you want a parking spot. You have a select few people that have the NEED to get to school at like 7 AM just to get a parking spot! Pretty crazy if you ask me…this is the story of my life.
That routine is a routine I dislike with a passion. Four years of waking up at 6 AM without late arrival is something I don’t like but something I’m proud of. The routine that I’d prefer is my summer sleep schedule. Waking up to the birds chirping with nothing but blue skies, not a worry in the world. I loved how every day during the summer, I would wake up and the only thing on my mind would be what that day had in store for me.
This summer blessed me with such fun times with the best people. This picture was taken by my good friend Oliver Brown. We all went to our friend’s RV/cabin place in Pine Hollow and spent the weekend there. We swam in the lake, kayaked, and paddle-boarded. Towards the end of the night when the sun was setting, we all just kinda stood there together and took the whole night in. There couldn’t be a better way to end the night without a dance party, right? So, that’s what we did! Stars were bright, and we cranked up the music and just danced, having a good ol’ time. Fond memories and already looking forward to what life has in store next.
By Cassy Harrigan, member of Varsity Girls’ Soccer team
COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.
The Beaverton High School girls’ soccer team has been undefeated this last preseason and still counting. We are 7-0 currently with one Metro game against Liberty. This year is different for us. The team chemistry this year has been better than my past three years playing for varsity. All of us can go to each other in time of needs and that’s what makes us so strong. Having good team chemistry does not only help off field, but on field as well. It motivates us to play for each other. Rather as playing as talented individuals, we are playing as a talented team. Our motivation as a team is a inner inspiration inside of all us which is driving us to our amazing results. We come to practice and we are ready to work to give us the results in each game that we deserve to win. Our toughest games this preseason have been the greatest for us, because we all believe in each other to win for each other and our results have shown that. This team and every player I know isn’t okay with just being “average” or an “average” team. We don’t stick to our comfort zones which helps us move towards success and progress. Every goal scored on us doesn’t disappoint us, it lifts us. That goal motivates us. It tells us to get back up on our feet and keep working because we will get our outcome. Our results have shown that. This team strives for excellence and we all want to make ourselves better. That’s what I love about this team and this year so much. Every single player comes to practice and wants to become better. No one slacks off, we all improve. We all have positive attitudes on and off the field. We know when to be silly and fun, but then we know when to switch gears and stay serious. Every practice we compete and become better knowing that all of us friends off the field. My past three years being on varsity high school soccer team, we have never gone undefeated in preseason nor have gone 7-0. I am so proud of my team and what everyone contributes. We are willing to fight for one another, and, most importantly, we all believe in each other.
By Anaya Sergeant, senior
COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.
During my time at BHS, I’ve learned more about what it means to be a community member than I would have ever imagined. Inside the classroom, there are so many teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to expand our knowledge. For me, personally, I’ve loved to read and write for as long as I can remember, and pushing myself to take AP Lang and AP Lit has taught me so much more than I could ever learn simply from writing at home. Other more challenging classes, such as math and science courses, have proven to be difficult, but I always manage to pull through.
As a freshman, I began my high school experience not knowing much about my plans and who I wanted to grow into. As a cheerleader during my freshmen and sophomore years, I started out learning what it meant to be a team member and in a close community that supported one another.
The years have flown by, and I’m now starting my senior year, and I’ve gained so many life lessons I never would have expected to learn in this school. I’ve met people I’m happy to be surrounded by, and it’s made me be a stronger individual. I now know so much more about myself, and I have a clear idea of who I am and where I want to go. This would not have been possible if I hadn’t met the people who pushed me. BHS has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual who has the ability to be a team member who is able to be supportive and committed. A community is “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” I’ve learned that as a student, we all want to succeed and belong, and I am now comfortable enough and strong enough to do my part for our school’s family.
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By Karley Hecht, senior
EXCELLENCE INSPIRES US.
The sky is blue, and the students are decked out in extreme orange as 500+ students meet at BHS. Nothing beats the noise of our first “Beaver *clap* *clap* Power” chant, and with that, all the crazy students begin their march to our rival high school. Once the beaver folk arrive at Southridge, you can hear a roaring chant of “This is our house!” which absolutely silences the home crowd. As both teams battle for 48 minutes total, the Beavers come out on top with a 42-27 win.
Here at Beaverton, excellence inspires us every day. Whether it be students, staff, sport teams, classes, or clubs, you can always find people doing big things here. The Beaver Nation Migration walk to Southridge last Friday was a perfect example of how special BHS really is.
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Not only did the football boys do AMAZING against Southridge, but the amount of students and faculty that showed up to continue the tradition of walking to the game was so awesome!
The community at this school and the excellence that is shown every day is one of the best parts of Beaverton High School!