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Speech and Debate Organizations

(Please note that these are not endorsed by FCHE and are subject to change, so please check into them for updated information.) 

 

The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA)

The NCFCA believes that competitive forensics provides a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills in addressing life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God.

NCFCA facilitates qualifying tournaments and a national tournament.

www.ncfca.org

 

Communicators for Christ (CFC)

CFC’s goal is to equip Christian students, along with their parents and teachers, to effectively use the tool of communication to share truth, hope and grace.  CFC conducts 4-day conferences with classes on public speaking or debate.

Speech and debate resources are sold on their website.

www.communicatorsforchrist.com

 

Christian Communicators of Wisconsin (CCOW)

CCOW has been formed for Wisconsin NCFCA members to facilitate coordination of speech opportunities in the state.  The website contains a list of members and events.  There is a $5 fee to add your name to the list and to have access to the names of the members and the schedule of events.

www.homeschool-life.com/wi/ccow

 

Materials for Speech/Debate

 

Beginning Public Speaking (Student Workpack and Teacher’s Edition)

         Theresa Moon, Communicators for Christ

 

From Playpen to Podium   

         Dr. Jeff Myers

 

Sound Speech:  public speaking and communication studies

          BJU Press

 

An Introduction to Argumentation and Debate

         Christy Shipe, Home School Legal Defense Association

 

War of Words

         Dr. Paul David Tripp

 

Logic courses such as Memoria Press-Traditional Logic

 

Scripts for Christian dramas – www.dramatix.org.  Most items are  available        free of charge.  A word of caution:  You will need to be selective as the        scripts may not represent biblical truth or bible stories in a reverential and    God honoring way.

 

Speech Competition Opportunities

 

The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA)

has regional competitions in late winter or early spring.  Information is available on their website.

 

The American Legion

Information is available from the post commander.

Limited information available at www.legion.org under Programs/Events

Scholarships are available.

 

Optimist International

Speech contest-deadline determined by local club-topic: ”My Future is Bright        Because…” (available for students under the age of 16)

         District winners receive up to $1500 scholarship

Essay contest-deadline 2/28/06-topic:  “I’m Unique Because…”

www.optimist.org

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Audio essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12.

First place national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship.  The VFW provides more than $3 million in scholarships annually.

www.vfw.org under Programs & Services

 

Home School Legal Defense Association

Essay contest for 12 to 19 year olds.

First place winners in each category receive $400.

www.hslda.org under Programs & Publications – HSLDA contests

 

Drama Opportunities

 

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild – Summer Youth Drama Camp – 832-7529

 

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI – Fine Arts Camp – Speech and Drama

(920)261-9300