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Lewiston, Clarkston High Schools Celebrate Athlete Signing Days

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Twenty Lewiston high school students signed to play for their respective sports at the next level.

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LEWISTON, ID- The end of the school year means that some student athletes' aspirations to play at the next level turn into reality.

Clarkston high school senior Dominic Paulucci officially signed to play basketball for the University of Pacific boxers, which is an NCAA Division three school in Oregon.

He had an entire support system with him to celebrate his next step in his athletic career.

His friends, high school teammates, Clarkston basketball head coach Justin Jones, his parents and grandparents were all there to witness his incredible milestone.

"It's a lifelong dream, I've always wanted to play at the next level, so everyone coming here to support me is amazing," Paulucci said.

"I've probably gone and shot like every night for the last seven or eight years, with my dad almost every night going to LC and getting shots up."

And across the river, Lewiston high school had twenty student athletes sign to compete at the next level.

It was a packed gym full of friends and family, celebrating their student athletes signing day.

Each athlete had a frame next to their seat, with their name and college they've committed to.

Athletic director Corey Williams introduced each athlete one by one. Parents had a front row seat, as every student athlete signed with their respective schools all at once.

There were a wide variety of sports and colleges represented, including six football players, two swimmers, three cheerleaders, two track and field and two basketball players.

There were also baseball and softball signees, along with golf, wrestling, and volleyball. I caught up with University of Washington commit Katy Wessels on what this day meant to her.

"All my friends and family, I wouldn't have done it without them, and my teammates and my family driving me up to Coeur d'Alene and supporting me in general," Wessels said.

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"They pushed me, they talked to college coaches, saying I can do it. They had me stay after practice to work on it, and just the support and how they believed in me when I didn't believe in myself."

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