By Natalie Foote
The last two weeks have been hectic for students and staff as school has closed, athletics has been canceled and fears have risen. But in times like this, it’s important to remember what makes BHS unique and how Tradition Unites Us. An example of this core value is the Rhythm B’s, a small group of dedicated students working to bring a perfect end to every assembly.
Every student looks forward to this talented group at the end of a long assembly, appreciating the hard work they put into making their performances stand out and upholding the values of the BHS community. Junior London Kirschner mentioned that “It’s the longest standing tradition. We perform at assemblies and games, and I like to think people think it’s entertaining.”
The team is always looking for more people to join the fun, and there’s much more to the team than people may think. First of all, as Kirschner points out, “We’re not always doing the same dance. And it’s not actually as hard as you think it would be. Please join.” Similar to cheer, the Rhythm B’s memorize new routines and change up their dances to add some flair.
There is an aspect about this group that cannot be found in any other: Their group is so tight-knit that sophomore Anna Scherer compared them to a family, “The moment I stepped into practice for the first time, everyone welcomed me wholeheartedly. The team is so accepting and it feels like a family.” The close nature of this group makes their performances even better because they embody what it means to be a team.
Depending on when school reopens, the Rhythm B’s will be holding tryouts soon. For updates, follow @beavertonhigh.rhythmbs on Instagram. Anyone wanting to make a positive difference in the BHS community should consider joining. As Scherer elaborates, “Joining the Rhythm B’s is a great way to stay involved in while being active and accepted into a supportive community in an amazing BHS tradition.”
Photo courtesy of the Beaverton High Rhythm B’s Instagram. The team performs at an assembly.