Alumni (Scholar)

Duane Gibson

L. David Horner III and S.W. Heischman Jefferson Scholar
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1999)
J.D. Washington and Lee University School of Law (2002)
M.A. Virginia Tech (2006)


Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, secretary, sergeant-at-arms, provisional chair; U.Va. Forensics Team, founder; The Declaration, associate literary editor; Madison House, Boosters Program; Students for Individual Liberty; U.Va. American Parliamentary Debate Association Team; Summer Foreign Language Institute for German; National Library of Poetry’s annual amateur poetry competition, national semifinalist; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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