Stoa USA Competition Prep

Help for Students Competing in Stoa USA Events

Eligible Christian homeschool students ages 12-18 may compete in Stoa USA speech and debate events. You can find complete eligibility guidelines on the Stoa website here.

Stoa USA offers the opportunity to participate in 12 speech events and 3 debate events. At the culmination of the year, invitations are extended to the National Invitational Tournament of Champions. Students across the US receive invitations based upon their performance in local and regional competitions.

Following are the Stoa USA events:


  • Duo Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Open Interpretation
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Apologetics
  • Extemporaneous
  • Mars Hill
  • Impromptu
  • Expository Speaking
  • Original Oratory
  • Persuasive
  • Wildcard Event (Changes bi-annually)


  • Lincoln-Douglas
  • Team Policy
  • Parliamentary

You can find descriptions of these events on the Stoa USA website here.

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