LFCC Forensics Team Wins at Regional Tournament

For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
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Phone: 540-868-7134

Seven LFCC Forensics Team members received awards at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament held at Morgan State University on November 9 to 11.  As a team, LFCC placed 4th out of the 9 colleges and universities in attendance.  The following individuals were recognized:

  • David Jezierski – 1st place in Parliamentary Debate, 2nd place in Informative Speaking, 2nd  place in Duo Interpretation;
  • Trey Bloomfield – 1st place in Parliamentary Debate;
  • Derek Thomas – 1st place in After Dinner Speaking, 3rd place in Duo Interpretation, 4th place in Parliamentary Debate;
  • Ron Anderson – 2nd place in Duo Interpretation
  • Debbie Baldwin – 3rd place in Duo Interpretation, 4th place in Parliamentary Debate;
  • John Riggs – 4th place in Impromptu Speaking and the Non-advancing novice award in Informative Speaking;
  • Kelsey Owens – 4th place in Poetry Interpretation, 5th place in After Dinner Speaking, Finalist in Informative Speaking.

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included Ron Anderson (Strasburg), Debbie Baldwin (Winchester), Trey Bloomfield (Cross Junction), David Jezierski (Berryville), Kelsey Owens (Clearbrook), John Riggs (Woodstock),  and Derek Thomas (Bluemont). 

In addition to LFCC, participating schools included Alderson Broaddus College, Bloomsburg University, Lafayette College, Malone University, Northern Virginia Community College, Randolph-Macon College, Towson University, and Wilkes University.


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.