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NITOC 2014

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36 (NASB®)

Stoa is a national High School and Junior High Speech and Debate organization serving the needs of privately educated, Christian Homeschooling families. Stoa exists to train Christian homeschooled youth in speech and debate to better communicate a Biblical world view. Stoa offers a National Invitational Tournament of Champions, inviting students from across the United States to perform, speak and debate. Some of the most exciting developments in Christian homeschool forensics are unfolding in Stoa.

NITOC 2013 Memories

The grand finale for Christian homeschool speakers and debaters!
Invitations are extended to students whose tournament results are posted on the National Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Rankings website. These invitations are extended regardless of league affiliation, making the Stoa NITOC a true, league-independent, National Championship!

NITOC 2013 was the largest Christian homeschool speech and debate tournament in history. Students from four of the six Christian homeschool organizations/leagues participated in this grand event. There were approximately 1100 speeches delivered in each preliminary round and about 4200 speeches were presented during the course of the tournament! Almost 300 debate teams competed in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Parliamentary Debate! Memories from this outstanding celebration of forensics excellence are displayed above.  

Stoa Tournaments
To get your tournament on the StoaUSA calendar, click on the "Tournaments" tab. A new Google Calendar is available to keep track of the nation's tournament opportunities. Plus you'll be able to embed your state's calendar into your own webpage and add certain calendars to your own personal calendar. Be sure to check this new feature out! 

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The National Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Rankings Website

    A national database is grabbing the attention of students and coaches nationwide: SpeechRanks.com. Speechranks is a gift from Stoa to the Christian homeschool forensics community. The website is available to host events from all five Christian homeschool speech and debate organizations/leagues in the country. The site has been created to fairly compare and rank students from around the nation. 
    Now in its fifth season, SpeechRanks has tallied results from 635 tournaments, thousands of students, and has more than
3.1 million pageviews!

News and Announcements

  • Spring 2014 Member Vote and Member Comment Period Stoa is its members and Stoa members make the major decisions for the organization. The Spring 2014 Voting Issues are all posted. Members are encouraged to comment on each of ...
    Posted by Van Schalin
  • 4/12/14 NITOC Accommodations Information Updated - Hotels and Host Housing Information about NITOC 2014 is regularly being updated on this website. Keep checking for new information that may pertain to your family.The Accommodations page has been updated again with ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2014, 7:24 PM by Van Schalin
  • NITOC Schedule and Debate Protocols Added The tentative NITOC 2014 schedule has been added to the NITOC 2014 information.The Lincoln Douglas Value, Team Policy and Parliamentary Debate protocols have been added. 
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 11:39 AM by Van Schalin
  • NITOC Hotel Contracts Expire Soon Most of the hotel contracts arranged by Stoa for the benefit of families attending NITOC expire soon. Visit the NITOC Accommodations page to assist you in making lodging arrangements. 
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 11:35 AM by Van Schalin
  • 4/4/14 NITOC Accommodation Information Updated The NITOC Accommodations page has been updated.Visit the NITOC Accommodation page.
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 8:29 PM by Van Schalin
  • Stoa Academy This Summer in Dallas The Stoa Board of Directors is pleased to announce the inaugural Stoa Academy.Stoa Academy for Coaches and ParentsWhat?.Learn about:Stoa cultureCoaching speech and debateManaging clubs ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:35 AM by Van Schalin
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Tournament News

  • IL - Parli Party Registration is Open Registration is open for the April Parli Party in Palos Heights, IL.Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aI3WdutO126lPZgdzZQ3exosH28rBVP1W51yvuYoQi4/viewform 
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 8:26 PM by Van Schalin
  • TN - Stoa IP National Championship (also offering IE, LD, TP) Registration Opens March 28 Registration for the Stoa Individual Policy Debate National Championship opens March 28. The tournament will also provide all Stoa Speech Events as well as LD and TP. Register at https ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:17 PM by Van Schalin
  • TX - Corpus Christi Curtain Call Registration Opens March 21 Registration for the April Corpus Christi Curtain Call in Corpus Christi, TX opens March 21.Register at https://cccurtaincall.homeschooldebate.net/
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 6:15 PM by Van Schalin
  • FL - Hurricane Spring Challenge Registration is Open Registration for the April Hurricane Spring Challenge in Tampa, FL is open.Register at https://hurricanechallenge.homeschooldebate.net
    Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:50 AM by Van Schalin
  • CA - Heart of the Valley Registration Opens March 18 Registration for the April Heart of the Valley in Modesto, CA opens March 18Register at https://modesto10.homeschooldebate.net
    Posted Mar 13, 2014, 8:50 PM by Van Schalin
  • SD - Presidential Finale Registration Opens March 18 Registration for the April Presidential Finale opens March 18.Register at https://tpf.homeschooldebate.net
    Posted Mar 8, 2014, 7:11 PM by Van Schalin
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Calling all Coaches and Tournament Organizers

Stoa has a goal to create an environment where there is open and transparent communication between Tournament Organizers, Coaches and Leadership. The first step towards this goal is to determine who you all are! By joining the mailing list we will begin the first step of beginning to dialog by setting up discussion groups! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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