West Forest 2019 Salutatorian – Travis Swartz

Travis is the son of Kevin and Kelly Swartz. He has five sisters: Jessica, Megan, Morgan, Rebecca, and Elizabeth. Travis is the President and Secretary of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of Student Council, and President of Drama Club. He participated in Baseball. Throughout his academic career, he received the Humanities/Social Studies Award, the Senator Scott Hutchinson Good Citizenship Award, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 334 Award, the Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarship, the President’s Educational Excellence Award, and the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Salutatorian Award.  Travis’ future plans are to attend Clarion University for Secondary Education Mathematics.

West Forest Valedictorian – Christopher Pedersen

Christopher Pedersen is the son of Julie and Chris Pedersen. He has one sibling: Lorraine. Christopher is the Treasurer of the Class of 2019, Vice President of National Honor Society, and Captain of Envirothon. He is also a member of Foreign Language Club, Varsity Club, Band, Chorus, Drama Club, Yearbook, and Gifted. Christopher participated in Golf, Basketball, and Baseball. He was on Homecoming Court. Throughout his academic career, he has received the Presidential Excellence Gold Award, the Envirothon Award, the Lions Club Academic Award, the KSAC Scholarship, the Thomas D. Fulton Award, the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Valedictorian Award, the Moose Club Scholarship, the Bausch and Lomb Science Award, the President’s Education Award, and the American Legion Auxiliary Award. He was on the High Honor Roll his entire school career. Christopher’s plans are to attend Penn State: Behrend to major in Chemical Engineering.