LFCC Forensic Team Members Win Prestigious Awards

For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2013

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
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Phone: 540-868-7134

ForensicsThe LFCC Forensic Team performed well at the Collegiate Forensics Association (CFA) Awards in Ocean City, Md., on March 1-2, 2013. As this was the last tournament of the season, individual and overall award winners were announced.  The following students were recognized:


2012-13 CFA Season Awards (Overall)


After Dinner Speaking

First Place – Derek Thomas

 Dramatic Duo Interpretation

First Place – David Jezierski and Ron Anderson

 Informative Speaking

First Place – David Jezierski

Runner-up – Ron Anderson


Ocean City, MD Forensics Tournament Awards (Individual)


After Dinner Speaking

First Place – Derek Thomas

 Informative Speaking

First Place – Kelsey Owens

Second Place – John Riggs

Persuasive Speaking

Fifth Place – Shannon Moeck

Dramatic Duo Interpretation

Sixth Place – Derek Thomas and Debbie Baldwin


Members of the team (with their locality of residence) include Derek Thomas (Bluemont, VA), David Jezierski (Berryville, VA), Ron Anderson (Strasburg, VA), Kelsey Owens (Clearbrook, VA), John Riggs (Luray, VA), Shannon Moeck (Stephens City, VA), and Debbie Baldwin (Winchester, VA).


David Jezierski, a student majoring in Science, states, “My experience with the Forensic Team has made me much more comfortable in a variety of settings and it will prove beneficial in my career path.”  His future aspirations include teaching Mathematics at a collegiate level.


 The Forensics Team is sponsored by the Speech and Drama Department for students who want to excel in speaking and performing arts. In its 18 year history, the team has earned numerous trophies and awards.


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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