• Barrow & Gwinnett: Speech and Debate Opportunities

    Posted on April 25, 2014 by in Events, Speech & Debate


    Barrow & Gwinnett: Speech and Debate Opportunities

    Do you want your child to be able to effectively communicate? Defend their faith? Think critically? Do you need a strong extracurricular activity for your child’s high school transcript? Would you like an activity for your kids that will make a huge difference for their future, whatever their path? Competitive Speech and Debate is what you are looking for. Come learn the secret to getting your teen to love learning and even research. Don’t pass on incorporating these key elements in your homeschool!

    EAGLES Home Educators is entering their 6th year of a competitive Speech and Debate team. While an existing club we will be taking a brand new approach this year, especially in certain areas.
    Speech and debate starts at 12 years old as of Jan. 1.
    This is not a debate or speech class per se but rather a CLUB (I offer classes in debate and speech through Summit Academy Dacula on Fridays at 1 and 2 PM www.summitacademy.net).
    This is not a drop off program. It’s expected that the parents will be their ultimate teacher and very involved in order for the child to do well in this activity. However, it is not necessary for the parents to be experts in this area, since we as club directors and other returning parents and guest speakers are here to inform, encourage and instruct.
    We compete in BOTH NCFCA(ncfca.org) and Stoa (stoausa.org) competitive leagues. Families do not have to commit to both leagues but will need to commit to compete in AT LEAST 2 competitions in the school year and attend class regularly.
    Speech and dramatic interps will meet once a month @ Church at Winder on Tues. mornings
    3 forms of Debate to choose from and Apologetics will meet bi-monthly on Tuesdays Gwinnett location TBD

    First open house May 6-

    LOCATION: Church at Winder Youth House

    The Refuge Youth Center
    559 Treadwell Road
    Bethlehem, GA 30620
    Please let us know if you are interested but unable to attend so we can still talk with you 🙂 Also note that there will be a meeting for competitive Science at 1:00. (Another great program!)
    Look forward to meeting with you,

    Sandra Coughlin and Angela Shelton

One Response so far.

  1. Sunitha Jayakumar says:

    Hi Sandra

    My daughter Nithya is a rising 6th grader. She will be 12 in Feb. Will she be able to join the speech/debate team? Also, she has won 5th position in two events, and 7th in one event at the State Elementary SciOly, this year. Will she be able to join the middle school SciOly team? Do both these clubs meet the same day of the week? Are there any plans for alternate meeting location, near by to Suwanee? We are near Alpharetta, so just asking 🙂

    Sunitha Jayakumar