Big Win for LFCC Forensics Team

For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2014

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

Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Forensics team celebrated one of its most decorated tournament competitions on February 9, 2014 at Wilkes University Harold Cox Invitational Forensics Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The team brought home 17 individual, first through seventh place finishes and was second in the overall Team Sweepstakes.   All students delivered outstanding performances, and the following depicts the LFCC team members and awards won:

 Ron Anderson –2nd in Persuasion (Strasburg, VA)

Natalie Capps –4th in Duo Interpretation (Stephens City, VA)

Kim Carbajo –Prose competitor (Winchester, VA)

Camille Gibson –2nd in Poetry; 4th in Prose (Martinsburg, WV)

Lydia Hisey –4th in Duo Interpretation (Front Royal, VA)

Bailey Hutchinson –4th in Persuasion (Delaplane, VA)

Erik Jurek –1st in Persuasion; 5th in Informative; 6th in Extemporaneous (Strasburg, VA)

Anthony Klahre –7th in Persuasion (Winchester, VA)

Kelsey Owens –2nd in After Dinner Speaking; 3rd in Persuasion; 3rd in Duo Interpretation (Clearbrook, VA)

Bekah Pennington –3rd in Duo Interpretation (Front Royal, VA)

John Riggs –3rd in Extemporaneous; 5th in Impromptu (Martinsburg, WV)

Angelica Ruscio –6th in Poetry; 6th in Prose (Stephens City, VA)

Colt Scott –1st in Single Dramatic Interpretation (Strasburg, VA)

There were 11 competing colleges and universities participating in the tournament. They included: Binghamton University, Bloomsburg University, George Mason University, King’s College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Luzerne Community College, Malone University, Marywood University, Misericordia University, University of Tennessee, 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.