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SPEECH

Some of our students participate in a single speech category and others may choose to compete in multiple events.  The choice is entirely up to the student and their family.

DEBATE

Our debate program is designed to challenge young people to communicate truth with integrity and grace. Each style offers unique educational opportunities that promote organizational skills, logical argumentation, respectful refutation, and effective delivery.

After Dinner Speaking

After Dinner Speaking entertains with humor while communicating a theme relevant to a mock audience.

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Apologetics

Apologetics presents a well-reasoned defense and thoughtful application of basic tenets of the Christian faith.

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Biblical Presentation

Biblical Presentation develops one, two, or three selections of Scripture and presents the selection(s) with chosen visual aid(s).

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Digital Presentation

Digital Presentation informs or persuades the audience, accompanied by digital visual aids.

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Duo Interpretation

Duo explores a published literature selection and is presented by a team of two competitors.

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Extemporaneous

Extemporaneous analyzes news and other sources to prepare an evidence-based speech on a current-events topic from a biblical worldview.

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Impromptu

Impromptu presents a unique and meaningful speech on a topic drawn from abstract words, phrases, quotations, or table topics.

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Informative

Informative explains a significant topic.

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Open Interpretation

Open explores a published literature selection and is presented by one competitor. 

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Persuasive

Persuasive influences the audience to consider a particular point of view or course of action.

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Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate

One debater affirms the resolution while another opposes or negates it, demonstrating a clash of competing but morally defensible values. This style of debate simulates the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.

2023 RESOLUTION:

The individual right to property ought to be valued above the economic interests of the community.

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Team Policy Debate

A team of two debaters proposes a specific plan to accomplish the goal stated in the resolution while another team of two debaters opposes the plan and/or the resolution. This form of debate simulates argumentation in a legislative body.

2023 RESOLUTION:

The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its import and/or export policy within the bounds of international trade.

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