LFCC Forensics Team Excels in Competition

For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2011

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Sally Voth
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Nine LFCC students participated in the College Forensic Association (CFA) Tournament in Ocean City, MD, March 4-6, 2011.  LFCC’s Bjane Crouch won Best in Poetry Reading for the year, as well as a fourth place in Poetry.  Crouch and Jason Whetzel won first place in Dramatic Duo, and Whetzel placed fifth in Dramatic Interpretation.  Travis Smith and Steven Stubbs won fourth place in Debate.

Other schools participating in the event were Alderson Broaddus College, Bloomsburg University, Hampton University, Linfield Universtiy, Morgan State University, Randolph Macon College, Shepherd University, Susquehanna University, and University of Pennsylvania.  Team coach and Associate Professor of Speech, Andrea Ludwick, stated,“The students finished the competition year on a high note. Again, LFCC was the only community college in attendance competing against more experienced students, yet everyone performed well.  This team has made a name for itself throughout the region.”

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included:  Debbie Baldwin, Vickie Burns (Warrenton), Bjane Crouch (Winchester), Warren Downing (Stephenson), Corie Ganoe (Warrenton) Chris Perry (Stephens City),  Travis Smith (Edinburg), Steven Stubbs (Winchester), and Jason Whetzel (Warrenton).


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.

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