Hello, Beaverton High School! My name is Makenna Blix and I’m your senior representative. I still can’t get over the fact of how fast high school has flown by. It seems like just yesterday we were introduced to our LINK Leaders and getting lost over and over again in the BHS hallways, not to mention almost getting tossed over the stadium bleachers during football games due to the compactness of the student section. One of my fears as a freshmen, as many of the freshmen this year face is nerves. I was nervous I wasn’t going to make any friends, have terrible grades, and the thought of having everyone older than me was the scariest idea that I couldn’t wrap my head around. We were at the bottom of the pile and everyone above us looked so scary. I thought, how am I going to make it? What I came to realize however if how accepting and caring this high school truly is. I made tons of friends my freshmen year that I still consider my closest friends to this day. You begin to come close with your class and get to know many different individuals. Trust me, freshmen year might seem scary, but this whole high school experience will go by way too fast, so make the most of every moment with your best friends by your side.
One program I was lucky to be apart of at Beaverton High School, was the soccer program. I’ve been playing soccer since I was about four and the idea of being on varsity soccer in high school was not what I was expecting to be apart of my freshmen year. However, I was chosen to play at the varsity level. In all my years of playing soccer, I’ve made some of the closest friends I’ve ever made. The team was all so accepting and some of my favorite memories from high school have come from soccer. Family dinners, GA’s, lazer tag, and team sleepovers are truly the best spent when you’re with your best friends.
Throughout the last three years, I’ve had older kids to look up to. The most exciting thing about this year is WE, the seniors are what the underclassmen are looking up to. Going all out at sports games with my best friends by my side is what I look forward to most. Caring about what I Iook like, or what people will think of me will be the last thing in the back of my mind. This year I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, talking to people I don’t usually talk to, and having the most fun I can possibly have in this last year of being a Beaverton High School Beaver. Class of 2018, let’s make the most out of this year to come!!
Hello! My name is Keaton Klym. I am going to be a freshman at BHS this year and I couldn’t be more excited. My position in leadership is Freshman President. I love working with other people and solving problems in groups so I think that choosing leadership was a great decision. Overall I am a pretty calm kid. However if you ever come to any JV2-Black soccer games this year you will most likely hear me screaming my head off from defense or midfield. My brother also goes to high school here and I love to constantly remind him that he will have to deal with me for two years before he graduates.
Outside of school I play soccer for GPS and ODP. I also enjoy going on hikes, hanging out with friends and eating. 🙂 This year I am looking forward to getting to know lots of new people. When I say that I’m not only talking about students. I will have loads of new teachers and coaches in my first year of high school so it will be important to get to know them.
The only thing that I am nervous about is balancing my schoolwork and my sports. Even though that may be difficult at times, I think that I will be able to keep up. Leadership is a program that I am looking forward to because I get to meet knew people. It also gives me a chance to show who I am and how I can help make our school a better place. I plan on making a difference by encouraging people to try new things even if it is out of their comfort zone. I am a very positive person and I love to motivate people.
Let’s make this year a great one!!!
Hello, my name is Chloe, and I am a junior. This year is going to be my second year as a diversity rep and I excited to be one of the first diversity reps under the new ASB of Diversity position. Last year, we spent a lot of time perfecting the position and I’m ready to see where it goes and help to expand leadership’s role in the diverse populations at beaverton. Personally I plan to help support the LGBTQ+ community by expanding the GSA program and offering other LGBTQ+ centered events to help the member of that community inside of BHS find a home.
Inside of BHS I am also a part of the theatre department. This department is a family that I have had since freshmen year. Inside of the theatre department I am a second year council member and I spend around 20 hours a week working on shows and the department in general. Although I don’t currently do anything outside of the school I used to be on a dance team and this year I want to push for a more casual dance team type situation at BHS so that I can continue dancing in some capacity.
Overall I’m kind of terrified of Junior year so there isn’t really a specific fear or anxiety except maybe having Pre-Calc, AP Bio, AP Lang, and Spanish 3 on the same day, which would be a horrible experience. I am really looking forward to directing my own show this year and spending one last amazing year with all of my friends.
Throughout my four years at Beaverton High I have had some of the best (and the worst) memories. Hands down, my #1 memory has been football season.
My dad being the football coach, I have been growing up going to the games since I was born…literally. This spirit our school has brought every year is the best part about the games. Watching the boys win on the field, and lose, and singing the fight song will never disappear in my memory.
I think my #2 memory was Prom. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The most amazing part of the night was at the last song we all stood there in a circle holding hands and sang “Don’t Stop Believing”, looking around at everyone in the circle it hit me that it was coming to an end.
My #3 memory was being on Prom and Homecoming Court. The week of Prom and Homecoming (freshman year) was the most stressful, but most exciting time.
My #4 memory of high school was putting up our stars on National College Decision Day. It was so bittersweet being able to put our stars up with our school (GO DUCKS!), and watch all our friends put theirs up. It was something I had watched everyone in grades ahead do, so being able to actually put the star up there was such a crazy feeling.
My #5 memory was when Damian Lillard came to speak here at BHS. We wanted him here to speak about bullying and after 6 months of hard work, he finally could come.
The list of memories could go on and on, I will never forget BHS!