Scholar Athlete of the Week: Columbus High’s Tre Peterson


The Columbus High Blue Devils finished (1-9) overall and lost three starting quarterbacks this season. Running back / slot receiver Tre Peterson stepped up for the role. He also takes the lead in the classroom, and that’s why Peterson was selected as the Scholar Athlete of the Week.

Columbus High’s football Captain Tre Peterson checked off one of his goals, to receive a scholarship to play football at Yale University. The commits’ team-first mentality will fit right in with the Bulldogs.

“You pretty much make lifelong friends while you’re there, and all of the players love each other, and they’re there for each other.”

Outside of football, Peterson is President of the Omega Lamplighters an is involved in Jack and Jill of America.

“Columbus really taught me how to manage my time academically and athletically.”

Peterson, who has a 4.2 GPA, and his younger brother, Davion, will one day graduate from Columbus High just like their mom.

“Made her really proud to see all of us have the same diploma at the end of the day, and I was glad I was able to put that smile on her face.”

His mom, Denise Walker, passed away after Christmas break during Peterson’s sophomore year at Columbus High.

“She still made sacrifices to take care of me and my brother, and with that she really showed me determination. Regardless with whatever situation you’re in, if you want to do it, it’s possible.”

Peterson loves science and math, especially AP Calculus. He plans on studying Biomedical Engineering so that he can work on prosthetics.

“I see athletes who lose a lot of opportunities maybe because they lost a limb, so I want to create something to aid those athletes and bring back those opportunities that they want.”

The Blue Devil dreams to play in the NFL one day, but he knows education comes first.

“At some point, football will run out. Whenever I decide to hang the cleats up, I need to make sure I’m straight and my family as well.”

Congratulations to Tre Peterson, our Scholar Athlete of the Week.

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