LFCC’s Forensics Team Places Second at Tournament

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Members of Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Forensics Team received numerous awards at The Great Eastern Seaboard Forensics Tournament at Brookdale College in New Jersey, competing against students from other two- and four-year institutions. Five LFCC students participated in the speech and debate competition, helping the Forensics Team to place second overall at the tournament.

“This was the first time that most of the members of the team had ever been in forensics. It was great to see their uncertainty and nervousness turn into excitement and great performances,” said Cristy Stefnoski, speech instructor and Forensics Team coach at LFCC. “There are so many advantages gained from participating in forensics, including improved communication, presentation and time management skills. When a future employer sees ‘speech and debate team’ on a résumé, they know that the student is well-rounded.”

The LFCC Forensics Team members received awards in the following categories:
Dramatic Duo

  • First Place – Fizah Malik, a Stephens City resident, and Kindra Malloy, a Linden resident
  • Second Place – Kristin Hoffman, a Stephenson resident, and Daniel Jones, a Berryville resident

Persuasive Speaking

  • Second Place – Fizah Malik


  • Third Place – Fizah Malik
  • Fifth Place – Daniel Jones

Informative Speaking

  • Third Place – Ross Wilkers, a New Baltimore resident

Each student’s individual scores were combined to determine the overall team award, which at this tournament resulted in a second place finish for LFCC.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.