St. Louis Speech & Debate

St. Louis Speech and Debate is a local home school club based in St. Louis.  We are part of the Stoa speech and debate league, a national, Christian forensics league for home educated students.  We have served the St. Louis area for 18 years; our goal is to educate youth to winsomely communicate truths, using their voice to advance the gospel.

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Our Coach

Katherine Burch

Club Leader Katherine Burch joined speech and debate her junior year of high school, but her dad’s military move ended her participation. Twenty-six years later, she was a community judge and learned about home-school speech and debate.  Her 13 year old son was hooked. All five of her children have competed, developing into confident, poised speakers. This is her seventh year as a parent-coach. It is her passion to see every student grow in competence and confidence in speech and debate.

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

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