ALUMNUS SPOTLIGHT: Alvin Bautista

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Alvin Bautista is a former Beaverton High School student. He graduated in 2005 and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. While studying at U of O, Dr. Bautista took Complementary and Alternative Medicine class where it opened up the door to alternative medicine, especially chiropractic. The class explored various subjects from yoga, meditation, acupuncture, naturopathy, traditional Chinese Medicine all the way to Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy. After he graduated from U of O, he attended the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon to study chiropractic medicine.

At Beaverton, he played football in the fall, swam in the winter, played rugby as well dragon boat paddling in the spring and summer. With his interest in sports medicine, neurology, and functional movement, Dr. Bautista finished his Doctorate in Chiropractic along with a Masters Degree in Exercise Sports Science in December of 2014.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Meet Sofia!

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Sofia is currently a sophomore at BHS. Sofia’s favorite class at BHS is Spanish because she has learned so much in the past two years, and she hopes to visit Spain in college. In her future here at BHS, she is very excited to join the Health Careers program. She would like to continue her studies in health careers through college, and would like to go into the medical field. She is also excited to take AP classes because she has never taken one before.

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Sofia is also involved is varsity women’s soccer here at BHS. She has been on the team since last year, and she can’t wait for next season. Outside of school, she plays club soccer, spends time with her friends, travels with her family, and plays with her dog. This is Sofia’s first year at BHS and she transferred from ISB. She loves BHS because everyone was so welcoming to her this year, and she loves all of her classes and teachers.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tatum Lowenberg

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Tatum (pictured right) is a junior at BHS, and is currently part of the Health Careers Pathway. She is also a stat girl for the BHS Wrestling team, plays lacrosse, and is involved in Club Hope and Key Club. Some things she looks forward to at BHS this winter are supporting her friends on the basketball team, and spending her Saturdays at wrestling meets. Tatum also loves attending football games and is excited for next football season.

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One person that Tatum looks up to at BHS is Curtis Posner. Tatum loves having the opportunity to give Curtis rides to school every other day. Next year, Tatum plans to continue the Health Careers Pathway. She would also like to look in to joining the Equestrian team because she loves playing with horses.

Another thing Tatum is excited for next year is continuing to play lacrosse. She loves her team and hopes to have the chance to be a leader and role model for new players and underclassmen. Outside of school Tatum enjoys attending duck games, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends and family. She has a younger sister named Ellie who is currently attending Raleigh Hills, and will attend BHS next year. After high school, Tatum would like to attend a four-year college and is considering going to nursing school. Tatum is proud to be a student here at BHS! #ExperienceBHS

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.

FUTURE BEAVER SPOTLIGHT: Sophie Woolfrey

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Sophie is an 8th grader at Whitford Middle School! She loves to play basketball and soccer, and she also runs track! She is planning on continuing these sports into high school. Her favorite subject is math because she has awesome teachers to help her out with it. She is really looking forward to high school because she loves the Beaverton community and is super excited to meet new people. She is also very interested in the Health Careers pathway because she wants to be a nurse when she grows up! We can’t wait to have you here at BHS, Sophie! #THEBeavertonHighSchool

Senior Blog: Emily Carlson

My time at Beaverton High School began when I was a freshman, although it was only my second year living in Oregon. I spent most of my childhood growing up in North Carolina and moved to Oregon when I was in 8th grade. I went to Highland Park Middle School. I was really scared to start high school because most of my friends were going to Southridge. This meant I was going to have to make new friends all over again. It was through swim team, water polo, and health careers that I met most of my friends.

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I think everyone’s experiences are different at BHS based on their interests and the activities they are involved in. For me, there were a few defining things that made my time at BHS one I will never forget. One of them was playing on the Water Polo team. There is something special about being a part of a team. I got to spend everyday during the fall with my crazy teammates and awesome coach. We always had a good time but, we never lost our competitive spirit. We travelled and played in many tournaments which helped us grow closer as a team. You may not even know BHS has a water polo team, but this is an awesome sport and you should look it up!

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I was also a part of the Health Careers Pathway at BHS. This is a very challenging program that really helped me prepare for college and meet new people. My favorite part of the program was the time I got to spend on rotations shadowing different health professionals throughout our community. Through this program I was also given many opportunities to volunteer my time such as organizing a Red Cross blood drive, doing vision screenings at elementary schools, and conducting fundraisers. Beaverton High School not only gave me an education, but helped me grow as a person and gain real life experience. BHS will be missed. Go Beavs!

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Senior Blog: Beth Lauer

My name is Beth Lauer, and I am currently a senior, getting ready to graduate very soon! I have been very active in the Beaverton community throughout my four years here and I am excited to continue my journey in education at the University of Portland (Go Pilots!). From football games to school dances, I have had a lot of great experiences during my high school career. Here are some of my favorite memories:

All Leadership Retreats: I joined leadership my sophomore year and befriended many upperclassmen, which is something I will cherish for a very long time. I have been on Leadership ever since sophomore year working as the Site council representative (sophomore year), Historian (junior year), ASB Secretary (1st semester, senior year), and ASB President (2nd semester, senior year). One thing that really stands out to me when I think about Leadership is the class retreats. We spend one weekend away from home to bond and discuss upcoming school events. I have made so many friends and learned a lot about myself through Leadership. I’m very thankful to have had the opportunity to be in Student Leadership.

School Dances: Beaverton’s school dances have been some highlights of my years in high school. Especially prom. I loved getting to see my class come together for one last big event at Beaverton and tear up the dance floor with all of my friends.

 

Football games: I have loved attending football games throughout my high school years. I got to do the Beaver Nation Migration my junior year which is a very cool tradition that Beaverton holds. Senior year was especially fun during football season. I attended every game and carried the spirit flag to represent Beaverton. I love having a fun Friday nights with friends, all while cheering for and supporting the players on the field

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Health Careers: Health Careers has been a huge part of my high school career. Because of Health Careers, I have had the chance to take Human Anatomy & Physiology (with the goat Dr. Romanick) which is easily my favorite class I’ve taken at Beaverton. Health Careers 1 taught me a lot about different careers and allowed me to get certified in CPR and Basic Life Support. For my senior year, I decided to pursue my dream of being a nurse and join the Certified Nursing Program instead of Advanced Health Careers. Because of this program, I have had the opportunity to learn many skills and to gain hands-on experience caring for the elderly at Maryville Care Home. I am planning on becoming certified to be a CNA at the end of the school year to work as a CNA throughout my college years.

Soccer: I have been involved in the girl’s soccer program at Beaverton throughout my 4 years here. I played for my first three years but due to an injury, I couldn’t play my senior year. So I decided to make the most of my senior year and become the varsity Team Manager. One of the highlights of my time as manager was Senior Night. After all of the seniors were honored (including myself), our match against Southridge begun and we were up 1-0 in the first 12 seconds of the game. The final score was 3-0. I’m so glad I had the chance to be a part of such an amazing team of girls.

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LEARNING: Exploring Health Careers

By Riley Gill, junior

Students at Beaverton High School have a very interesting and unique opportunity, as they can join a program called Health Careers. Health Careers is a fantastic opportunity for students who are considering the a job in the medical field, including jobs titles such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, administration, or anything else in the medical field.

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Deciding to study and enter into the healthcare industry is a big commitment considering earning a doctorate, one must complete a minimum of 6 years of college. Many students go to college wanting to join the healthcare sector not having had any experience in the field and then decide two years into the program to switch to a different field. This can lead to extra cost and time. Health Careers allows students to get accustomed to the healthcare sector before deciding to major in it.

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There are many professions within the healthcare industry, and Health Careers exposes students to as many jobs as possible. That way, each student can have a better idea of what major they want to study and do things in order to appeal to those programs. Exposing students to many different components of the healthcare field is also a great way to build an understanding of what is involved with other functions and responsibilities as it relates to particular roles. We all know colleges are becoming more and more demanding of their requirements, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get into colleges, the healthcare industry being no exception.

What many students consider the most valuable part of Beaverton’s Health Careers is the hands-on field experience they get. Students volunteer at hospitals, retirement homes, and accompany EMT’s in ambulances. In addition, you listen to guest speakers who are professionals in their field explaining what the day to day life of their job looks, feels and sounds like. Health Careers is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the healthcare industry and participate in hands-on activities that expose them to real life job opportunities. It allows them to meet people in the industry, which could be essential later when applying for an internship or job. Health Careers also help students to push themselves and mature faster than their peers, as a certain level of professionalism is required, helping students recognize the behavior and organization expected by the industry.

Bucky’s Family: Malia Roll

Meet Bucky’s Family member, Malia Roll!

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Malia is a very active senior at Beaverton who is involved with Key Club, Lacrosse, Band and Health Careers. Malia is a stellar student who aspires to be a nurse one day and says that Health Careers is helping her on her path to nursing school. Malia lives with her mom, dad and brother and describes her upbringing as loving, saying that her parents have raised them to be ready for an independent future.

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One thing people might not know about Malia is that she has been to Hawaii 14 times! She says she loves it for the weather and scenery. Malia has lived in Oregon her whole life and says she couldn’t imagine her childhood anywhere else. Outside of school, Malia loves to spend time with her family and friends. Malia is graduating this spring and will miss the community feel that BHS provides.

Bucky’s Family: Morgan Presson

Meet Bucky’s Family member, Morgan Presson!

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Morgan Presson is a current senior here at Beaverton. She lives with her mom Gina and her sister Sierra. Her sister is a sophomore here at BHS. Morgan was born in Illinois, and has also lived in Texas, California, and Oregon.

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She is involved in volleyball, NHS, LINK Crew, and is the ASB Director of Elections on Student Leadership. Outside of school, she is a WyldLife Leader and barista at The Human Bean. Her favorite classes are AP Environmental Science and AP Human Geography. Something people might not know about Morgan is that she always cries when she laughs, even if she’s not laughing that hard.

When asked how she would describe herself, Morgan responded that she is dedicated and hard-working. She wants to be an emergency room physician, and ever since she was young, she knew she wanted to help people and has always had an interest in the medical field.

Morgan’s biggest obstacle in life so far was moving to Texas her sophomore year. Having lived here in Oregon since third grade, it was very difficult for her to move away and leave all of her lifelong friends that she had gotten close to. She left her whole life in Oregon behind. She moved back here for the start of her junior year and is much happier now that she’s back in Oregon with her best friends. Morgan is looking forward to graduation, planning on attending a four-year university in California!