LFCC Forensics Team Performs Well As Host of Tournament

For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) hosted 10 other schools for the Collegiate Forensics Association (CFA) Holiday Tournament, November 30 and December 1, at the Middletown Campus.  LFCC came in third out of the eleven schools participating. 

Seven LFCC Forensics Team members received awards at the event.  The following individuals were recognized:

  • Ron Anderson – 2nd place in Duo Interpretation, 2nd place in Informative Speaking;
  • Debbie Baldwin – 4th place in Prose Interpretation, 5th place in Poetry Interpretation;
  • David Jezierski – 2nd place in Duo Interpretation, 4th place in Informative Speaking, 6th place in Improvisational Pairs;
  • Kelsey Owens – 3rd place in After Dinner Speaking, 6the place in Informative Speaking;
  • Jim Rogers – 5th place in Persuasive Speaking;
  • Derek Thomas – 1st place in After Dinner Speaking.

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

In addition to LFCC, participating schools included Alderson Broaddus College, Bloomsburg University, Brooklyn College, Fayetteville State University, Florida College, Randolph-Macon College, UNC Charlotte , West Virginia University Parkersburg, William and Mary, and Wytheville Community College.


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.