Meet Sophomore Logan McRae

Logan McRae, Class of 2020, Sophomore Class President, at Beaverton, I am involved in a few things, such as Football and Baseball, along with the Leadership class. Being involved in these activities at Beaverton really help me build my character into who and what I want to be.

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Being in the Leadership program, I’ve learned an incredible amount of new leadership qualities I wouldn’t of ever learned. Being involved in the school dances, events and activities also really teaches me a lot about the community at BHS and what they demand, and my goal is to fill that demand with what the community wants.

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This year will be much different than this last year. We just lost an incredibly talented class, in both academics and athletics. But, I am most excited to see what we are capable of without them. I am most excited to see what the BHS community will do without this last class. Also, I’m pretty excited to meet the new kids from Sunset, and introduce them to all the better Beaverton ways.

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Meet Senior Beth Lauer

My name is Beth Lauer. I am now a senior at Beaverton High School. I am currently the ASB Secretary in Student Leadership.

At Beaverton, I am involved with many different programs. I am in the BSD Health Careers Program and currently enrolled in a Certified Nursing Assistant Program. I am involved with Student Leadership which is how I have the ASB Secretary title. I have been part of the Beaverton Women’s Soccer program since my freshman year and for my senior year I decided to be the manager of the women’s Varsity team. I am a part of the National Honors Society at Beaverton and LINK Crew which helps incoming freshmen get adjusted to high school life. Besides the clubs and activities I do in school, I also really enjoy attending events at Beaverton like sports games (football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and track and field) and dances (Homecoming and Sadie Hawkins). Some of my favorite memories in high school have to do with these events. They are a very good way to get involved and have fun.

This link is to a video I made last year for a #1 Student Section contest.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZwIr-czc0

Outside of Beaverton, I am involved in a program called TOPSoccer where I get to play soccer with kids who have mental and physical disabilities. This program is so much fun and I have learned a lot about myself and others because of it. Last year, I started a fundraiser for a Cancer camp called Camp Ukandu. I went to this camp for the first time in 2012 and have been going every year since. This camp allows kids (and a sibling) who are fighting cancer to get away from the scary hospitals and stress of battling an illness. I am raising money to send kids to camp for free. My fundraiser is called Change for Ukandu and I have raised almost four thousand dollars. I sent 2 kids to camp this past June free of cost. https://campukandu.org/

I am very excited for my final year at Beaverton even though I will also be very sad to leave. High school has gone by very quickly and I would go back and do it all over again if I could. I’m excited to be a senior this year and to be a role model for all the students at Beaverton. I’m very excited to finally get to do some of the things that seniors do every year that I have been waiting three years for. I’ve met so many people at Beaverton who have impacted my life and made me who I am. Throughout my three years in high school so far, I have fallen in love with the community, the teachers, and the tradition that Beaverton has. It has been an incredible experience and I’m honored to have been able to attend Beaverton High School.

 

Here Comes Senior Year

By Jennifer Caplan, BHS Class of 2017

As my Junior year comes to an end, I’m starting to get excited about Senior Year and everything it has to offer. Here is my Top 5 list of things that will occur during my Senior Year!

Football Season: During your Freshman year,  you stand in the back, dressed awkwardly, and can barely cheer because you can’t see anything happening.  As the years have gone on, I’ve waited to take part in the tradition of Senior girls standing in the front on the rail and get all dressed up, while screaming at the top of their lungs.

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Leadership Retreats: Being apart of Leadership at BHS has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life. I’m looking forward to 1st and 2nd semester retreats because it gives me a chance to get to know and work with people who, like me, want to better our school and community.

Marketing Trips: One of the best parts about being part of the Marketing program is all the out-of-classroom opportunities that we get to experience. From touring Wieden & Kennedy, Nike and Intel to traveling to NY and attending a variety of workshops and hearing from speakers, the marketing program has given me a lot of real world opportunities and experiences. I could not be more excited to see what next year has in store.

17022123_1246239755496389_4660842305173834251_nProm: Prom is the most awaited event at BHS. It’s said to be one of the best nights of High School. I can not wait to see all my classmates dressed up and to take pictures with them on this magical night.

14729360_1102107553242944_175710988988266928_nGraduation: I think I’ve had senioritis since sophomore year. I can not wait for the day of graduation. Although it will be hard to leave my friends, family and the only town that I’ve called home, the future excites me I can not wait to see all that it has to offer.

Junior year was amazing but so incredibly hard and busy. I know first semester of senior year will be equally as busy with applying to colleges, but I can’t wait to embrace all that they year has to offer and all of the exciting events of my Senior year. I have been looking forward to Senior year for the last 3 years, and it’s finally here….

 

 

Senior Top 5: Nate Johnnie

During the last 4 years, I have spent here at Beaverton High School, a few memories have stuck out in my mind. My number 1 memory here is winning the state championship last year. Not only is lacrosse one of my favorite things to do, but it was hosted here at Beaverton, which made it that much more special.

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My second favorite memory at Beaverton High School was Senior Prom. I attended Prom as junior, but it truly isn’t the same as going with a group of kids you have known and become so close to. Easy the best school dance I have attended.

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Up next in my list of memories at BHS would have to be joining the lacrosse program. Being apart of a program bigger than myself is something truly amazing and has taught me so many life skills that I couldn’t learn anywhere else. A huge part of this learning process was taught to me by my coach, Bidnam. Not only do I look up to him as a leader and a mentor, but he is an extremely good and successful coach. My freshman year, our record was 5-8. My Junior season we won the state championship.

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My 4th favorite memory at BHS will have to be all of the sporting events. Every event is so special and all of the students that attend have an amazing time. My two favorite of all time would have to be football and basketball.

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My last, but not least favorite part of BHS would have to be the assemblies. Sarm does a tremendous job along with Student Council.

Peace out, BHS! It’s been a great four years here!

In the Blink of an Eye

By Nick Uchida, senior

I cannot believe how it is half way through March. Senior Projects are “due” on March 21st, Prom Night April 22nd, then finally graduation on June 10th. It’s crazy to think that all of this is happening. I remember last year listening to all the seniors talk about how it goes by super fast and how you wish you can relive certain moments. I would listen to them, and in my head, I’d be like, “Yeah, yeah, I bet.” No more Friday night football games; no more screaming your lungs out at basketball games. Just typing this and thinking about how I’m never going to relive and get back those moments, and be part of that student section is sad and bittersweet at the same time.

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Senior year you realize what’s important. You realize that having a few best friends is better than having a lot of casual friends. You realize that you have to cherish every moment good or bad. Lastly, you realize that doing what you enjoy and not caring about what others think about you will truly bring out the best you.

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I am Thankful for BHS.

By Carson Crawford, senior

COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.

Throughout my time at Beaverton High School, I have had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. And, during that time, it has been a pleasure being able to play in front of our fantastic community. Every game, whether it is at home or over 100 miles away, there are always students there cheering on our sports teams. Many schools in the state don’t have the luxury of being able to play in front of such a great community.
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In every game throughout the course of my high school sports career, I’ve always known there would be a crowd cheering us on regardless of day, time, or location. Our students pride themselves on being loud, passionate, and creative in the way they cheer on the team. Students before every home football game come to the game two hours early to tailgate and hangout. For Jam the Dam, they start lining up to get into the game as soon as school gets out. It truly means a lot to me and to the other athletes to be able to play in front of such a great crowd.
Not only students come to the games but alumni also come and support their alma mater. This year for football, we’ve had many alums contact our coach to check in on how the team is doing. With us having success, we’ve had tons of people at every game this year. Everyone wants to come out to see BHS succeed. The tight-knit community makes it easy for our athletes to play so well. When you know you have an entire community that has your back, it’s easy to go out there and play for something, play for a purpose. During my 4 years here at BHS, every team has learned to play for the name across your chest, to play for not only yourself, but play for the Beaverton community. I am thankful for that community.

Princesses + Luxury Cars + Football Game = Homecoming!

By Sley Vega-Guerra, junior

TRADITION UNITES US.

Growing up around Beaverton High School and coming to the Homecoming game was always one of my favorite things to do. Once I started high school, I was actually able to experience it as a high schooler, and it was a blast! Everything that leads up to the football game excites the student body. From starting the week off with Spirit Week and seeing everyone dress up according to the theme, especially the princesses who always go all out, to ending the week with the amazing Homecoming assembly our student leadership puts on Friday morning. You notice the excitement in the students while everyone is cheering on as the princesses are escorted out by whoever they chose to do so. Then comes the Friday night football game. It’s not just any other home football game, it’s OUR Homecoming game and everyone is dressed head to toe in whatever the theme for the game is.

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Throughout the game, the tension is high as the student body waits for halftime to reveal this year’s Homecoming Queen. The thing I love best about Beaverton is the tradition of having the Homecoming princesses come out in luxury sports cars. It’s something so unique that Beaverton High School does because no other school in Metro does that for their homecoming games. The clock hits zero and everyone begins to cheer loud and proud as our Homecoming princesses begin to slowly ride out in incredibly nice looking cars.

img_3282 Watching as my friends got to the middle of the track all dolled up in their long and beautiful dresses and were escorted onto the field by either their dad or mom was a priceless moments. It made me feel good that the princesses looked more cheerful and happy than ever. Another awesome tradition from the Homecoming game that BHS does is that we have the Homecoming queen from last year come out to the game and crown the new queen. I think it’s an awesome way for them to stay involved be able to experience the feeling and excitement of crowning the new queen.

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We then all waited anxiously as the crowning ceremony began. The students continued to cheer as she moved the crown over the princess’s head and after about a minute crowned the new queen. Cheers of excitement burst through the student section when we found out who our new queen was. It’s an overall amazing experience and always a fun game to attend. Not only are the students involved in the game and crowning of the princesses but the parents are always cheering and applauding as loud as the student section is. It’s an incredible environment, and I encourage everyone to come out and experience one of these games. Does any other school do homecoming games like Beaverton High School does? I don’t think so.

 

Key Words: Beaverton High School, Football game, Homecoming, Princesses

School Spirit 101

By Celia Boyer, Carson Crawford, and Natalie Oleson, seniors

TRADITION UNITES US.

The stands start to fill up at Liberty High School. The Beaverton High School students are arriving in their American-themed costumes. Minute by minute, the crowd keeps on growing.

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If you have never experienced a Beaverton High School football game, well, you’re missing out. The BHS students are NEVER quiet; always chanting, screaming and cheering on their team. Football games are no joke at Beaverton. If you are not at the football game at Friday, you had better be sick or be with family because everyone is expected to go to the game. One of the best experiences is being will all your closest friends and cheering on your high school’s football team after a long week of school.

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“YES! WE DO! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!” The crowd cheers at the top of their lungs as our boys get closer, and closer to the end zone. Every football game has an amazing student section no matter the distance. From as far as Battle Ground, Washington to as close as a game at home, they will always make the trip. Along with driving the distance they take the game’s theme to a whole new level.  From students simply wearing big blank t-shirt to painting their entire face and creating crazy outfits, and it’s not just one game out of the year it’s every game!

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All this effort to make our student section the best in METRO doesn’t go unrecognized.  One former BHS student who now attends Glencoe High School contacted us applauding our student section spirit, which coming from a high school girl means a lot because we all know it’s not easy for a high school girl to compliment another. Since the beginning of Beaverton history, the student section has shown excellence; it is not just this season, it’s tradition. BHS students are setting the trend of having school spirit, inspiring other schools to follow in their ways. What’s up tonight? Guess you’ll have to be there to find out. Game time: 7 PM.

Am I Really a Senior? Yep.

By Nick Uchida, senior

Senior Year = The last for everything.

EXCELLENCE INSPIRES US.

I hate to think about it because October just started but I can’t help it.  I can’t help but to think how the friendships that I have made these four years at this high school won’t be the same.  We all say the basic, “Hang soon,” or “Let’s stay in touch”.  The tough reality of that is there are only a handful of people that you will actually do that with.  You never know where life will take you for an example.  My dad grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA.  Now he lives in Oregon.  I would be lying to myself if I said leaving my home and comfort zone wouldn’t be scary.  Few days before Senior year started I told myself, make the most of every moment here, spend time with your family and friends, go to school events and even make new friendships.  Having this attitude has helped me… so far.

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I have a few friends from the Class of 2016 ,and they told me that it’ll be over before you know it. As cliche as that sounds, it is so true.  Football season… one of my favorite times of the year, screaming and cheering on team doing the classic “Beaver Power” chants is something I look forward to every week.  In all honesty, that’s what gets me through the week. When the clock hits zero for the last game of the season, it’ll be a sad day for all of us.

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Writing this I’ve realized how much there is to look forward too.  October 22nd, we have Homecoming, always an exciting time; everyone is looking great. Senior year, senior year, senior year. I have to say it a few times for it to actually sink in but its real.  My last year of high school. I will make the best of it and cherish every moment and live in every moment.  I love my class, especially, and I love this school.

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Who’s Crazy? Oh, We Are.

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.
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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!

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The community at this school and the excellence that is shown every day is one of the best parts of Beaverton High School!
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