Summaries of Changes for the Homeschool Leagues

For homeschoolers, there are two big leagues to be involved: NCFCA and Stoa. Both leagues change every year, and their announcements of these changes are nearly finished. I summarized these below to help you and your family get ready for a successful year of competition.

Check out the big changes in NCFCA and Stoa for next year.

 

NCFCA Changes and Announcements for 2015-2016

  1. No essay contest next year, but a story-writing contest instead.
  2. Speech events
    • Returning: Biographical Narrative as a platform event and Original Interp as an interp event.
    • Not returning: Thematic and Humorous Interp.
    • New interpretive event: Biblical Interp.
  3. LD resolution: When in conflict, the right to individual privacy is more important than national security.
  4. TP resolution: That the United States Federal Court system should be significantly reformed.
  5. National Opens:

    • January 6-9, 2016 at University of Wisconsin in Osh Kosh
    • January 27-31 Ridgecrest in North Carolina
    • March 16-19 at Oklahoma Baptist Univ, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
  6. Nationals: June 14-18 at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

Stoa Changes and Announcements for 2015-2016

  1. Stoa will be hosting a Coaches Academy in Denver, Colorado, July 13-15.
  2. Wildcard events rotate: Motivational Speaking will continue for its second year, and the new event Monologue will start its two-year run.
  3. Rules for Stoa speech events are expected to be released in September.
  4. LD resolutions (Stoa has two resolutions for the year):
    • In formal education liberal arts ought to be valued above practical skills.
    • Developing countries ought to prioritize economic growth over environmental protection.
  5. TP resolution: The United States federal government should substantially reform its trade policy with one or more of the following nations: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan.
  6. Nationals: Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, May 21-28.
Are you a debater? Join me in Colorado in July for the Training Minds Camp!