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Truckloads of Toys Filled the FOX 12 Studios As part of the annual FOX 12-Les Schwab Tire Centers Toy Drive

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Truckloads of Toys Filled the FOX 12 Studios As part of the annual FOX 12-Les Schwab Tire Centers Toy Drive

By KPTV Staff The annual event kicked off in November and included collection events throughout the region. Donations were also made in collection boxes at Les Schwab Tire Centers locations. On the morning of Dec. 15, a caravan of Les Schwab trucks hauling toys made the trek to Beaverton. Volunteers unloaded thousands of toys live […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers Teamed Up Off the Court in Beaverton: With members of the military, the Blazers give back to the community.

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Portland Trail Blazers Teamed Up Off the Court in Beaverton: With members of the military, the Blazers give back to the community.

By KPTV Staff The players, coaches and team executives volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton to sort and package food for local families in need. “It hurts my heart to know that people go long times, long periods without meals and some people go to sleep without meals,” said guard Damian Lillard. “So […]

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Beaverton High School Student not only Beat Cancer… He discovered a love for running that caught the attention of Nike

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton High School Student not only Beat Cancer… He discovered a love for running that caught the attention of Nike

By KPTV Staff Tim Haarmann didn’t get to run on the Jesuit High School cross-country team last year. He wasn’t involved in track, either. That’s because he wasn’t even in school. Haarmann spent much of his freshman year in the cancer wing of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “In about 12 hours I went from not knowing […]

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Beaverton Freshman Wins Statewide Contest: “If I were a mayor, I would…,”

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Freshman Wins Statewide Contest: “If I were a mayor, I would…,”

By KPTV Staff A Beaverton student’s vision for her city and how she would plan to carry out that vision if she served as mayor earned her first place in a statewide writing contest. Nandini Naidu, a freshman at Valley Catholic High School, won for her essay, “If I were a mayor I would…,” at […]

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100 Petabyte Data Center Opens in Beaverton: OHSU Builds New Center for Medical Research

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
100 Petabyte Data Center Opens in Beaverton: OHSU Builds New Center for Medical Research

A new dome on the West Campus of Oregon Health & Science University is covering some of the country’s most advanced medical research. The new 18,000-square-foot OHSU data center opened this summer in Beaverton. The hospital expects it will be used to gather and analyze “enormous” amounts of biomedical data to help scientists better understand […]

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Fox 12 Oregon: 17-year-old from Beaverton Named National Young Marine of the Year

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fox 12 Oregon: 17-year-old from Beaverton Named National Young Marine of the Year

A 17-year-old boy from Beaverton has been named the National Young Marine of the Year. Blake DeWeese said he’s been passionate about the military since he was 11 years old. Earlier this year, he spent eight days in Iwo Jima and Guam to learn more about World War II. He said he’s honored by his […]

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Beaverton School Project Leads to Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton School Project Leads to Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis

A fifth-grade research project led to a life-changing diagnosis for the parent of a Beaverton student. Each year, International Baccalaureate students at Ridgewood Elementary School in Beaverton must come up with a plan to help their community before they can graduate and move on to middle school. Students Stella, Huck, Nick and Abby decided to […]

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Would you Bowl in Your Pajamas? You Would If It Were to Raise Money for Northwest Foster Kids

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Would you Bowl in Your Pajamas? You Would If It Were to Raise Money for Northwest Foster Kids

People in their pajamas went bowling in Beaverton for a very good cause. Big Al’s hosted Sleep Country’s 9th Annual Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids. The fundraising event strives to provide resources and little wishes that foster children often go without, including athletic participation fees, music lessons, field trips and summer camp. “It’s just great […]

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Viral Video Hit: Beaverton Girl Juggles Soccer Ball All Over Town

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Viral Video Hit: Beaverton Girl Juggles Soccer Ball All Over Town

A 12-year-old Beaverton girl’s amazing soccer juggling act is getting some love online from U.S. Women’s National Team stars. Katelyn Penner’s video of her juggling a soccer ball all around the Portland metro area has more than 95,000 views on YouTube. Katelyn’s personal juggling record, set at the age of 10, is 5,000 touches without […]

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With Horse’s Help, 4-Year-Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Learns To Walk

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
With Horse’s Help, 4-Year-Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Learns To Walk

Four-year-old Abigail Fantz giggles and her curls bounce as she stands straight up on a moving horse. She’s held in place by a team of adults, but she’s not practicing a circus trick. She is in a unique therapy called hippotherapy. Hippo is Greek for horse. Abigail has cerebral palsy and can’t walk without a […]

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