STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sofia Rios-Nogales

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Meet junior Sofia Rios-Nogales! Sofia is a member of the Class of 2021, and her favorite part about BHS is all of the spirit that we have, especially at football games and assemblies. Sofia also loves the classes that she’s taking this year and her teachers. Her favorite class this year is Health Careers because she is excited about all of the volunteering opportunities, like helping out with blood drives or doing elementary school screenings.

So far, Sofia’s favorite memory at BHS was going to the playoffs for soccer her freshman year! Sofia is involved in Key Club and NHS this year and has been part of varsity soccer since her freshman year. Outside of school, Sofia enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends, and playing the piano. Sofia joined our BHS family her sophomore year, and she says, “I love it here, and there is such a welcoming community!“. #ExperienceBHS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Kaedyn Bishop

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Meet freshman Kaedyn Bishop! Coming into BHS, she is super excited to get into the Health Careers pathway her junior and senior year, but this year ,she is most looking forward to Flex and Strength because it is something she has never tried before. Kaedyn loves soccer and is so glad she gets to play for Beaverton High School, but one thing you may not know about her is that she is also a dancer! In her opinion, out of all the school supplies, the most essential is the Chromebook because it is very versatile and used in almost all classes. Make sure if you see Kaedyn in the hallway you say, “Hi!”

ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: Mila Freeborn

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Mila graduated from Beaverton in 2016. She completed the Health Careers pathway and loved every minute of it, experiencing opportunities such as watching a live birth and an open heart surgery. She believes that Beaverton’s Health Careers program gave her a lot of clinical experience and helped her learn professionalism in the workplace. Mila transferred from Sunset High School to Beaverton going into her senior year, and she loved how welcoming and inclusive the student body and teachers were. Her favorite memory about Beaverton was coming back to BHS during her freshman year of college to visit and see all her teachers, and how excited they were to see past students.

After graduating high school, Mila went to Ohio State to pursue a bachelor in science in medical anthropology, and after finishing her undergrad, she plans to get her masters degree in nurse midwifery.

Her advice: Make sure to not procrastinate with homework because it will always pay off in the long run. Also, don’t worry too much about your future because as long as you work hard it will unravel itself!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Maddie Dunlap

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Maddie Dunlap is a senior this year at THE Beaverton High School. Maddie’s favorite part about Beaverton is going to sporting events with the best student section in the state and being part of student leadership. Her favorite subject is Advanced Health Careers because it is preparing her for a future in the health field. Go say “Hi” to Maddie at the Ruby Jewel food cart at The BGs Food Cartel in Beaverton where she works part-time. Her hobbies include hanging out with her friends, playing with her dog, and painting.

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.

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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