KGW’s Student Athlete of the Month for February is Travis Pederson. The Gresham High School Senior is a three sport star. In fact, he is the captain for the Gophers football, basketball and baseball team.
Pederson is also a star in the classroom. He is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 4.0 grade point average. Outside of school, Pederson spends much of his free time volunteering in his community. One of his many projects involves collecting support letters for armed forces serving overseas.
KGW’s Joe Becker presented the award last week just before Gresham’s baseball practice. Ken Williams of Portland area Acura dealers was also there to present a gift of $200 to the school’s athletic department.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for all my hard work,” said Peterson. “But it’s not just me, it’s my whole team. It’s a team effort."