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St Louis Speech and Debate

For eighteen years, St. Louis Speech and Debate has equipped young people to be effective communicators. As a local club affiliated with Stoa, a national Christian home school forensics league, students gain public speaking and debate skills in club. Students compete locally and many attend regional tournaments as well as Nationals. Whether a student wants to be competitive or just gain confidence in public speaking, our club works to equip students so they grow into articulate speakers.

Our Junior Club (ages 8-11)  runs concurrently with  Senior Speech  (ages 12-18). Juniors engage in games, skits, dramatic readings, Scripture and poetry memory, and also give individual presentations in a friendly atmosphere. Our goal is no-fear public speaking for our youngest members!

St. Louis Speech and Debate equips students to passionately communicate Christ and His precepts.

Public Speaking

In speech, students

● Write and deliver prepared speeches

● Gain poise in impromptu-style speaking

● Tell stories through dramatic interpretation

Team Policy Debate

In debate, students

● sharpen research skills

● learn to ask good questions

● persuasively communicate

This Year

Exercises will focus on “real-life” opportunities, such as:

● sharing the gospel with someone from a different religion

● explaining the context and meaning of a verse

● teaching a lesson to children at church

● using a current movie to discuss Scriptural perspectives with a friend

We equip youth to "Speak boldly - changing the world for Christ"

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