ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Anna Lorati

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Anna Lorati is a recent graduate from the BHS Class of 2018. She played varsity tennis and racquetball all four years was a member of the Social Media Team and completed the Marketing Pathway while in high school. She also worked at a coffee shop called the Human Bean for over two years.

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Her favorite moments at BHS were when she was playing sports and getting to know all of her teammates, and her favorite thing about Beaverton was the caring and supportive teachers and staff that work there.

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Now, Anna is currently a freshman at Chapman University in Orange, California! She is majoring in Strategic and Corporate Communication and is hoping to double major in PR and Advertising as well. She would love to intern at an agency within the next four years to gain experience in the communications industry. In her spare time, she likes to study with her friends at coffee shops and go to the beach. Her advice to students is to, “Establish good habits; they make you happier and a lot more successful in the long run! Take it from someone who used to be the queen of procrastination. Being productive with your time is so much more rewarding and beneficial than putting things off.” Thank you, Anna!

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ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Linda Rains

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Linda Rains graduated Beaverton High School with the Class of 1966. Since then, she has attended three class reunions! After high school, she attended Portland State University to earn a Bachelor’s Of Science and then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham to earn a Master’s Of Arts and Education.

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Currently, she is an Administrative Assistant for the Grant Department for the City of Portland and retired as well. She has three other siblings who also graduated from Beaverton High School as well as three children who are all girls and one grandson. Linda’s favorite part of Beaverton was English classes because she loved and found reading and writing very fulfilling and easy. She was ALSO part of the Tennis team and Y-teens! She really enjoyed her group of friends and loved her teachers at BHS. One thing Linda is passionate about is her children. Thanks for being part of our amazing community, Linda! COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.

ALUMNUS SPOTLIGHT: Rob Grover

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Meet Rob Grover. He graduated from Beaverton High School with the Class of 1979. Now, he is a NASA engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. A few days ago, Rob led EDL (Entry Descent Landing) team to land the Mars InSight Rover.

Here is Rob Grover, EDL Phase Lead, NASA JPL, holding a jar of good-luck peanuts as he and other Mars InSight team members monitor the status of the lander prior to it touching down on Mars, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 inside the Mission Support Area at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the “inner space” of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.

Information courtesy of http://www.mars.NASA.gov.

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Watch the NASA team land Insight… so great!

Rob recently was interviewed about the landing by NBC. To listen to the interview, or learn more go to https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/mars-insight-s-landing-team-leader-all-nerves-excitement-ahead-ncna939076

COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.

ALUMNUS SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Loy

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Anthony graduated last year as part of the Class of 2018. He enjoys reading poetry and novels, learning new languages, playing the piano, and photography.

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At Beaverton, he was part of Multicultural Student Union and Health Careers. Anthony loved Multicultural Student Union because he was able to learn about different cultures and advocate for diversity.

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His favorite part of high school was the Health Careers program because he got to explore one of his biggest passions and learn new ideas. He is very thankful for this program because it opened new doors into the future for him and many others! Now, Anthony is doing prerequisites for a nursing program and plans to transfer to either Oregon Health and Science University, Linfield, or Pacific University to join their nursing program. In college, he became more passionate about global warming, helping the community, preservation of history, and blood donations.

ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Sally Mallaer- Erickson

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Sally Mallaer- Erickson is a graduate from the BHS Class of 1959. Sally was part of the first original team of Ryhthm B’s. The team consisted of 20 or so girls, and they had the opportunity of performing at the State Championship basketball game that year. Her favorite part of high school included performing at football and basketball games, a tradition that still stands today. Her favorite subject was art, and she was involved with a lot of different business classes. Her hobbies today include spending time with her family, hiking and golfing.

A fun fact about Mrs. Erickson is that the property used to build new housing complexes and Mountainside High School used to be owned by her family. It was obviously sold and is now part of the Beaverton community. Thanks for being part of our amazing traditions here at BHS, Sally!

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Dillon and Alli Schrader

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Dillon and Alli both graduated from Beaverton High in 2008 and are now married. Alli played basketball and ran track but her fondest memory came from her time on the soccer team when they made the state semifinals. She now teaches in the Beaverton School District. Dillon was in marching band, jazz band, and wind ensemble. He loved how passionate the student section was (and still is!) at football and basketball games. He currently manages a gym in Sherwood. Their advice for high school students is to make smart choices, be kind to your friends, and eat a healthy lunch.

ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Malena Udani

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Malena Udani is a member of the BHS Class of 2014 and a recent grad of the University of Oregon. Thinking back to her time at BHS, what she remembers most about BHS is the community spirit, especially at the football and basketball games. She enjoyed selling spirit gear so that everyone was geared up for the games, and her favorite classes were Sports Marketing and running The Pond. When asked about her one favorite moment, Malena said, “When we went to Florida for our business trip, we were on a ride, 2 students Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Mapstone or Ramberg, and my friend got so scared the whole time she was cursing not realizing we were on the ride with our teachers. I think I cried I was laughing so hard.”

After she graduated from Beaverton, she went to University of Oregon to study Public Relations with a focus on sports. Now, she works for Octagon, one of the country’s biggest marketing agencies. She travels the country managing sponsorship activations at college football games. She says that the hardest part of her job is the traveling, being in a new city every few days, and always needing to adapt to changes. The best part is traveling to football games and meeting fans and people from all over. Her advice for students is to, “Find your passion, and stick to it. Try to gain as much experience during summer, weekends, and breaks even during school. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people about their jobs, ask what they do, and how they got there. Everyone started where you are now, it’s the next steps you take that will determine your path.”

Some job advice she gives is, “Don’t post something on social media you wouldn’t want an employer or someone you look up to seeing.” For a professional social media presence, she says to use the 80/20 rule: 80% professional, 20% personal. Thank you, Malena!

ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Sarvin Sobhani

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Sarvin Sobhani is a graduate from the Class of 2018, and what she loved most about high school was that she could always be a space with her best friends. She also really appreciated how welcoming the BHS community was and is to new students and came up with many different ways to get them involved. Sarvin was a part of the Marketing Pathway as well as the Welcoming Committee, and her most memorable moment at BHS was being kidnapped for Prom Court! Some advice that she can offer to high school students is to get to know as many people as you can and try to step out of your comfort zone. Good luck to you, Sarvin! BHS knows you will do great things.

Senior (Now Alumna) Blog: Jen Caplan

My top 5 memories at Beaverton High School…

Football Season: Dressing up on Friday nights and heading out to the football field is by far one of my favorite memories of high school. It was so amazing to feel all the school spirit and watch the team play, win or lose.

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March for Our Lives: On March 24th, 2018, there were marches across the world to support the student in Parkland and help make our schools safer. Being apart of the March for Our Lives at Beaverton was such an eye-opening experience. It was amazing hearing students share stories and seeing students come together.

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Star Day: After 4 years of hard work and preparing, May 1st finally came, where we got to wear our college gear to school and put up on our stars. It was such an exciting day with treats in the CCC! It was so awesome to see where all my classmates are going and everyone so excited for the future.

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Dances: Dressing up and getting together to take pictures for all the dances was always such a fun time. Getting ready with all my friends was always so exciting and I love looking back at all the pictures and memories.

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Marketing Trips: Having the opportunity to go to New York and Seattle with the Marketing Program was one of my favorite experiences. It really helped me get a feel for what I want to do in the future. We got to hear from amazing industry speakers, go to on-site visits, talk to people with very successful careers and explore the cities!

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Senior (Now Alumna) Blog: Anna Lorati

As my past four years at Beaverton High School come to an end, I can’t help but reflect on all of the memories that I have made here. I came into high school very nervous and shy, and have gained an immense amount of knowledge and confidence, and have built many relationships along the way. Beaverton has been like a second home to me, and I am so grateful for the time I have spent here.

Here are my top 5 memories!

Sporting Events

Getting dressed up for Friday Night Lights with my friends and losing our voices cheering for the Beavs were some of the best moments in these past four years. It truly was a special feeling rooting for BHS at all of the sporting events, and watching your friends compete against other schools.

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Marketing Pathway

I have been involved in the marketing pathway since freshman year. I am so fortunate to have been able to find a passion of mine that I will be pursuing as a career, and receive all of the amazing opportunities that the pathway has provided me with, such as trips to Seattle, New York, and Chicago!

AP Human Geo

Not everyone is a huge fan of AP Human Geography, but that was by far my favorite academic class (and the only one I ever actually enjoyed). If you are deciding between that class and another humanities one, take AP Human Geo. It’s really interesting and Ms. Morgan made my junior year a ton more bearable.

Racquetball and Tennis

Some of my favorite times of high school have been during tennis and racquetball season. Getting to know all of my teammates and support them was a highlight. It was also a special experience to be able to compete in Districts for tennis, and win multiple State and National titles for racquetball.

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Prom

Prom was by far one of the funnest nights of high school! Spending the night getting dressed up with your best friends, and dancing the night away with your class was a blast. Prom is definitely a night to remember.

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