By Anaya Sergeant, senior
TRADITION UNITES US.
One of my absolute favorite things about Beaverton High School, is how tradition-based of a school we are. I remember when I was younger, my dad always wanted me to go somewhere like Southridge or Lake Oswego, simply because they were “nicer” schools. But Beaverton is just different. It has been around for over 100 years, and there are so many cool traditions that we have kept that attending here makes you feel like you’re part of a family.
One hilarious tradition that we have here at BHS, is the Rhythm Boys. It is a spin off of one of our OLDEST traditions, the Rhythm Bs, but these are boys… pretty self-explanatory, I know. Anyways, the boys dress up and choreograph a hilarious dance that they perform at halftime during Jam the Dam, a HUGE basketball game that we traditionally have every year during Week of Wishes. The word TRADITION has been coming up a lot, if you haven’t noticed.
Another tradition we have is Beaver Nation Migration. This has been going on for over 10 years, and let me tell you it is absolutely awesome. When our varsity football team plays our rival school (Southridge) at Southridge, we get as many people as we can to all walk to the game together. This year, we got over 400 people to do it. Do you know how intimidating it looks when 400 students just charge through your fence? Pretty intimidating.
My favorite tradition that we have here at BHS is our Friday night football games and themes. We have been said to “have the best spirit in Metro” by many people, and they’re definitely not wrong. We are all so full of life and so loud when we go to games. We always have a theme to dress up to, from Greek to Hawaiian, and it is so much fun! Whenever we make a touchdown, a senior (this year, it’s Nate Johnnie) runs on the track back and forth waving the flag. And most importantly… win or lose, we sing the fight song after EVERY game!
I mean, how many high schools in Oregon can claim to have 100 years of TRADITION. Does it really get any better than that?