The University of Lynchburg Debate and Forensic Society competed this past weekend in the Collegiate Forensics Association Holiday Tournament. The tournament was held at Shippensburg University, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on November 2 and 3.
Eight colleges and universities from the Mid-Atlantic and Florida competed, and all three members of the Lynchburg team advanced to the finals in at least two events.
Chelsey Fix ’19 placed second in Single Dramatic Interpretation and sixth in Pentathlon, a combination of five events — in this case, Duo Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate, After-Dinner Speaking, Single Dramatic Interpretation, and Poetry.
Justin Cummings ’19 placed sixth in Poetry Interpretation. Fix and Cummings placed fourth in Dramatic Duo Interpretation, and Cummings and Rhiannon Cire ’19 placed sixth in Dramatic Duo Interpretation. Cire also placed sixth in Prose Interpretation.
This was the team’s first competition of the year. On November 30, they will head to Ashland, Virginia, for the Randolph-Macon College Invitational.