Laurel Ridge Forensics Team Competes at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament in PA

For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2015

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

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The Laurel Ridge Community College Forensics (Speech/Drama/Debate) Team performed well at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament in Shippensburg, PA on November 13-14, 2015. Laurel Ridge placed 4th overall in the team sweepstakes. Other teams competing were Bloomsburg University, Florida College, Randolph Macon College, University of Richmond, Liberty University, David and Elkins College, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg.  

Individual award winners were announced.  The following Laurel Ridge students were recognized:

Sunniva Moore (Linden, VA)

2nd place in Informative Speaking

3rd place in Prose

3rd place in Declamation

3rd place in Single Dramatic Interpretation

4th place in Duo

6th place in Poetry


Rebekah Mickahail (Bluemont, VA)

3rd place in Parliamentary Debate

4th place in Duo

4th place in Impromptu


Abby Stocker (Round Hill, VA)

3rd place in Parliamentary Debate

3rd place in After Dinner Speaking

6th place in Persuasion


Cody Jones (Maurertown, VA)

4th in Persuasion


John Holsinger (Stephens City, VA)

5th place in Prose

Also competing were team members Rachel Clowes (Front Royal) and Michael Weimer (Winchester, VA).


For more information about the team, contact Professor Andrea Ludwick, at [email protected] or 540-868-7194.

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(Pictured left to right the back row: Michael Weimer, John Holsinger, Cody Jones, Abby Stocker; Front row: Sunniva Moore, Rebekah Mickahail, Rachel Clowes)




Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — 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. Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.