Speech and Debate

 Would your teen benefit from experiences in these areas?

-Public Speaking & Presentation

-Note-taking & Organization

-Research & Writing Skills

-Listening & Focusing

-Persuasion & Leadership Training

-Friendships  & Faith Building

Debaters gain knowledge and skills in:

-Logic & Rhetoric

-History & Law

-Political Science & Economics

-Government & International Affairs

-Application of Values to Public Life

Debate forms include:

-Lincoln Douglas Values Debate (1 on 1)

-Parliamentary Debate (2 on 2)

-Team Policy Debate (2 on 2)

Speech Events Include:


-Dramatic Interpretation

-DUO Interpretation



-Humorous Interpretation

-Mars Hill Impromptu

-Open Interpretation

-Original Oratory




Who is eligible?

Private home schooled students ages 12-18

How long is the season?

September – May

When does the Club meet?

3 ½ hours on Friday mornings

Is it competitive?

Local, statewide and national tournaments

What is the cost?

Registration, semester and tournament fees

What league does Dikaios compete in?

Stoa Christian Home School Speech and Debate

Is membership in DCEA required?

No. DCEA families do receive priority registration


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