LFCC Forensics Team Competes at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2014

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Sally Voth
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Phone: 540-868-7134

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2014

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Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

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The LFCC Forensics Team performed well at the Collegiate Forensics Association (CFA) Tournament in Ocean City, Md. on February 28-March 1, 2014. This was the last tournament of the season and LFCC placed 4th overall in the team sweepstakes. Individual award winners were announced.  The following students were recognized:

Zack Almquist – placed 3rd in Single Dramatic Interpretation (Mt. Jackson, VA)

Natalie Capps – placed 4th in Duo Interpretation; placed 6th in Prose (Stephens City, VA)

Kim Carbajo – competed in Poetry (Winchester, VA)

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

Andrea Groves – competed in Poetry (Front Royal, VA)

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

 Eric Jurek – competed in Informative and Persuasive Speaking (Strasburg, VA)

 Anthony Klahre – competed in Informative and Persuasive Speaking (Winchester, VA)

 Sunniva Moore – competed in Prose and Parliamentary Debate (Linden, VA)

 Kelsey Owens – placed 2nd in Persuasive Speaking (Clearbrook, VA)

 Bekah Pennington – placed 4th in Single Dramatic Interpretation (Front Royal, VA)

 John Riggs – placed 4th in Communication Analysis (Woodstock, VA)

 Angelica Ruscio – placed 5th in Poetry (Stephens City, VA)

 Colt Scott – placed 1st in After Dinner Speaking; placed 6th in Single Dramatic Interpretation (Strasburg, VA)

There were 10 competing colleges and universities participating in the tournament. They included:  Bloomsburg University, Davis and Elkins College, Fayetteville State University, Florida College, Hampton University, LFCC, Randolph-Macon College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

The Forensics Team is sponsored by the Speech and Drama Department for students who want to excel in speaking and performing arts. In its 19 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.

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.