LFCC Hosts Forensics Tournament

For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2013

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

The Collegiate Forensics’ Association Holiday Tournament was hosted by Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) on November 15-16, 2013 in Middletown, VA.  Over nine colleges and universities participated in the event and LFCC’s team placed 3rd in the overall classification.  Over 100 students delivered outstanding performances, and the following list depicts the LFCC team members and awards won:

  • John Riggs,  Extemporaneous Speech (6th place)  Improvisational Pairs (4th place)
  • Kelsey Owens, Improvisational Pairs, (4th place)Persuasive Speaking, (5th place) Duo Interpretation, Single Dramatic Interpretation
  • Ron Anderson, Debate, Persuasive Speaking, (1st place), Extemporaneous Speech
  • Natalie Capps, Duo Interpretation, (4th place) Improvisational Pairs
  • Erik Jurek, Informative, Persuasive, Extemporaneous Speech
  • Camille Gibson, Prose, Poetry, (5th place) Dramatic Duo
  • Rebekah Pennington, Debate, Improvisational Pairs, Prose, Single Dramatic Interpretation
  • Kimberly Carbajo, Prose
  • Angelica Ruscio, Poetry, (1st place)  Duo Interpretations, (6th place) Prose, (5th place)  Improvisational Pairs,
  • Bri Hudnall, Duo Interpretation, (6th place) Improvisational Pairs
  • Lydia Hisey, Duo Interpretation, (4th place) Single Dramatic Interpretation
  • Andrew Neatrour, Prose, Improvisational Pairs

 The Holiday Tournament included the following schools:  Hampton University, Fayetteville State University, Randolph-Macon College, University of North Carolina, (Charlotte), Lord Fairfax Community College, West Virginia University (Parkersburg), Florida College, Bloomsburg University, and Wilkes University.

The Forensic Team is sponsored by the Speech and Drama Department for students who want to excel in speaking and performing arts.  For further information, contact Andrea Ludwick, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theater, at 540-868-7194.


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.