WISCONSIN SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT
Annually Wisconsin hosts a combined Speech and Debate Qualifying Tournament for homeschooled students ranging in age from twelve to eighteen. The NCFCA league has grown considerably over the years. To accommodate the growth NCFCA has incorporated a Regional Model. Competitors now participate in Regional Qualifying tournaments hosted in various states within the region. Once participants qualify at the regional level they advance to a National Qualifying Tournament. The top competitors at that tournament advance to the National tournament. In 2007 the location of the national tournament is University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas
CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR
There are two types of Debate in the league:
Team Policy Debate (a team of two debaters);
Lincoln Douglas Value Debate (one individual).
The 2006-2007 team debate resolution is:
Resolved: That the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be significantly reformed or abolished.
Lincoln Douglas Debate (LD)
The 2006-2007 LD debate resolution is:
Resolved: Democracy is overvalued by the United States government.
In both styles of debate the affirmative team will attempt to convince the judges that the resolution should be affirmed. The negative team will support the status quo or will provide minor changes or a counter plan.
There are a variety of speech categories for students to choose from for competition purposes in teh NCFCA League. Within the league these speeches are referred to as IE's (Individual Events). For the competitors who want to write their own speech, there are the platform speeches of:
For students who want to learn the art of thinking on their feet, there are the limited preparation speeches of:
For those that want to breathe life into literature, by making it come alive for their audience, there are the interpretive speeches of:
Duo (duet) Interp
Wild Card speeches change each year.
By a vote of affiliate competitors, the 2007 event is:
Prior years Wild Card events were:
2005: Oratorical Interpretation
2004: Impromptu Apologetics
2003: Duo (duet) Impromptu
For more information about NCFCA Individual Events, visit their website at: www.ncfca.org
Christian Communicators of Wisconsin (CCoW) was established to connect the competitors around the state with each other and to encourage one another by providing updates of the most current information regarding workshops, conferences, practice tournaments, qualifying tournaments, club meetings, etc. Feel free to visit the site at: www.homeschool-life.com/wi/ccow
Should you have questions regarding any aspect of
NCFCA speech and/or debate, or to become a member of CCoW please contact:
Bev at: email@example.com or 262-681-1242