I am passionate about competitive speech and debate because it is an avenue to grow in all areas of our lives and become more fully ourselves. The teenage years are a time of rapid and abundant personal and brain development. The skills involved in public speaking and debate both harness and expand that growth.
As a homeschool student, I competed through NCFCA for 6 years (2015-2020) in Region 4 that became Region 12, with the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club. I enjoy all different speech categories and placed in Sweepstakes often (successes across many categories at a tournament)
I align with the mission to "challenge and equip ambassadors for Christ to communicate truth with integrity and grace." (NCFCA)
Regional & National Qualifier (NCFCA)
National Qualifier in Original Interpretation (1st place at multiple Regional Qualifying tournaments), Duo Interpretation, After Dinner Speaking. Regional Qualifier in Apologetics, Extemporaneous, and Digital Presentation. Additionally, participated in Toastmasters.
Regional and National Qualifier (NCFCA)
National Qualifier for LD Debate (including 4th place at Regionals). Regional Qualifier for TP Debate.
I have coached with the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club for 4 years in various capacities, including for a team of all new TP debators. I enjoy helping beginners gain confidence and more advanced students hone their skills.