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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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Beaverton-area paramedics deliver babies in snowstorm

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton-area paramedics deliver babies in snowstorm

By FOX 12 Staff Beaverton-area paramedics who delivered babies in the back of ambulances in the middle of the big February snowstorm all agreed on one thing: Always trust the mother. “When the patient’s stating the baby is coming, that’s when you realize, ‘OK, this is happening now,’” said Metro West Ambulance paramedic Kyle LaClair. […]

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Beaverton shopper makes surprise gold coin donation

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton shopper makes surprise gold coin donation

By FOX 12 Staff A generous Beaverton shopper recently donated three rare gold coins to the Salvation Army at a Beaverton Fred Meyer store. The South African coins, minted in 1982, were discovered while people were sorting through donations during the holiday season. Each of the coins, called Krugerrands, is worth around $1,500. “Our sorter […]

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100 pounds gone, U.S. Army here she comes

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
100 pounds gone, U.S. Army here she comes

By FOX 12 Staff Karyna Douglass was on a mission. She dreamed of joining the military, but after learning she didn’t meet the weight requirements, she set out to lose 100 pounds. With the help of an Army sergeant in Beaverton, she achieved that goal. It all started last year on her birthday, when she […]

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