The Loudoun County High School forensics team placed first in the Dulles District tournament earlier this month at Heritage High School.
The Raiders outscored the nearest competitor by more than 40 points. Co-captains Alecia Moore (the 2012 state champion for Poetry) and Bobby McCurdy (the 2012 state runner-up for Impromptu Speaking) led the team.
Placing for the Raiders were:
First place: Karis Cha
Third place:Lizzet Suarez
Second place: Kirstie Pratt
Third place: Laurel Mosher
First place: Kerry Johnson
Humorous Duo Interpretation
Second place: Mark Donehoo and Michael Simmons
Fourth place: Sydney Fox and Dennis Nguimdoh
First place: Bobby McCurdy
First place: Rachel Coughlin
Fourth place: Sophie Fields
Serious Dramatic Interpretation
First place: Ryan Chapman
First place: Madison Bare
Second place: Alecia Moore
Serious Duo Interpretation
First place: Mandy Powers and Cullen Herter
All third-place-and-better finishers will advance to Region II competition Feb. 23 at John Champe High School.