School district to take another look at renaming field after fallen soldier

School district to take another look at renaming field after fallen soldier
Pfc. Andrew Keller in a photo from the U.S. Department of Defense. Photos courtesy of Pfc. Keller's family.

BEAVERTON, Ore. - A thwarted effort to rename part of a local stadium after a fallen soldier will be getting a second chance.

Family and friends of Pfc. Andrew Keller want to pay tribute to him by renaming Southridge High School's football field in his honor. Keller, who graduated from the school in 2008 and was the captain of the football team, died last August while serving in Afghanistan.

The problem is that the Beaverton School District has a policy that prohibits naming any facility, like a football field or auditorium, after a person.

District officials have had concerns about changing the policy but a spokesperson said this week that some of the board members will work on revising the policy and bring it up for a possible vote next month.