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Purcellville, VA—Lindsey See, daughter of Robert and Kathleen See of Livonia, won first place in the novice division and first place speaker award in the February 20-21 Ford Debate Tournament held in Owensboro, KY and sponsored by the National Educational Debate Association (NEDA). See is a student at the newly established Patrick Henry College (PHC) near Washington, D.C., a college of only 242 students that is able to produce talent sufficient to compete in a wide variety of forensic tournaments and win. See won the novice division with teammate and PHC student Mark Cianci of Amherst, NH.
Patrick Henry College won first place in every division of the tournament, beating schools such as Hillsdale College and Ball State University.
"It is remarkable what PHC students have accomplished through debate," said Patrick Henry College President Mike Farris. "You'd think we were a college of 5,000 students founded 100 years ago."
Just four years old, Patrick Henry is a Christian liberal arts college located in Purcellville, Virginia, 50 miles west of the nation's capital. Known for attracting high academic achievers, the college's 2003 freshman class averaged 1313 on the SAT, putting PHC on par with the best liberal arts colleges in America.
The college's mission is to train Christian men and women who will lead the nation and shape the culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding.