Senior Top 5: Alyssa Grimes

A girl can never forget her very first high school Homecoming. It’s all we thought about for the first few months of freshman year. Spending all night wondering what dress to wear, who to get ready with, and where to take pictures at rather than focusing on the actual dance itself. As plans started to fall into place and the hair started to curl, it feels like we were living in a fairy tale. All we could think about was it being the very first dance of high school, and it’s about to be amazing.


The second memory I enjoyed from Beaverton High School was getting the experience of planning Jam the Dam. I got the chance to communicate with potential sponsors for the joined event with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. We got to spend months as a class planning how to raise money for the event, cause, and what would go on throughout the Week of Wishes.


The game we all thought would never approach, the last Friday night football game. We had been growing up watching these boys play youth ball, and now to their very last game as high school students. Cheering from the stands and chanting the Beaverton High School Fight Song would no longer continue for this group of 2017 boys. This was the game where we knew there was no other school we would have rather been at in the Beaverton School District, BHS was the place we were all meant to be.


Prom. The night we all hoped for since we were little kids. The night we were told would be the best night of our lives. The one night we would remember and tell our kids when we reminisce high school. Throughout the four years of multiples dances I attended, prom was the night I will never forget. Watching the class of 2017 get together for a final hurrah in celebration was a night that I will cherish forever because of the people I got to spend it with.

And finally, Star Day. It was time to commit and let everyone know where the future will take up. As we all stared at the wall, full of different schools all around the country, the emotions started kicking in. The people we have grown up with and gotten to know the past four years are splitting away from us. But we have to hold our heads strong and high and make the best out of it because it is time to finally move on.



The Next Big Step

By Cortlandt Nelsen, senior

A couple of days ago, Beaverton High School seniors had their 2016 “Star Day”.  This was a very exciting time for many seniors because they got to write their name and what college they were going to attend for the next four years on a star.

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Star Day is unique because it shows all the hard work that was put in by the seniors in the class of 2016 and they get to “show off” their very own success.  Anyone in the school can come by the College Career Center and look at the board full of stars.  It’s awesome to see where the majority of BHS students are attending college.

When I was observing the board it seemed that most of the 2016 class is staying in state and attending either OSU, UofO, PSU, or PCC.  There were also a few outliers heading to out of state colleges/universities, this including myself.

These four years at Beaverton High School have been quite an experience and I think that the class of 2016 is excited and nervous to move on to the next chapter in our life which happens to be college/work.

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It’s been a great run and while we only have a few weeks left, we need to buckle down and finish strong.  Some of us may have a case of senioritis but that can’t stop us from turning in homework assignments and doing well on tests.  We want to see everyone at graduation getting their diplomas. Keep up the great work BHS! Go Beavers!