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Riley Ferguson test-runs his backpack on the deck of his friend Rob Hackworthy’s house. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)

Seminary, globe-trotting await high school grad Riley Ferguson

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He’s a preacher’s son, and the church has always been dear to him. But he was sure the military was his calling.

Until, Riley Ferguson says, God put him on a full-circle path last June.


“It was about 10 o’clock at night. I stood up and blacked out,” the 6-foot, 7-inch Hudson High School senior explains.

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Chuck Nowlen
Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.
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