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Springfield’s Gibson Pledges Commitment to UK
Hometown Spotlight, Sports

Springfield’s Gibson Pledges Commitment to UK

Three-star defensive lineman Isaiah Gibson announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday night, picking the Wildcats over fellow finalists Purdue and Wisconsin. Gibson — a 6-foot-4, 300-pound prospect from Springfield, Ohio — is the No. 27 defensive tackle in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. He’s also the No. 19 overall player…

Wittenberg Student Paige Narciso Pursues Passion in Portugal
Education, Hometown Spotlight

Wittenberg Student Paige Narciso Pursues Passion in Portugal

Paige L. Narciso, class of 2019, has been curious about early human beings, evolution and what life was like for Neanderthals for some time. This summer, she is enjoying an opportunity through Wittenberg and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), an organization created to bring archaeological field schools to students, to further her interest even more. Narciso, from Worthington, Ohio, is…

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