Isaac Harris

Isaac Harris hails from the great state of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. At age 15, he joined the local debate club and has loved every moment since. Competing in the NCFCA and Stoa leagues for the past four years, Isaac has had competitive success in both speech and debate. In speech, Isaac has taken […]

Cheyenne Ossen

Every minute of Cheyenne’s six years of speech and four years of debate was an adventure! Though she experienced success in platforms, interpretations, and limited preparation events Cheyenne’s love was always for debate. She was ranked in the top ten Lincoln Douglas and Parliamentary debaters for the entire 2012/2013 season, was the top ranked Colorado […]

Isaiah McPeak

Isaiah McPeak is an entrepreneur, professional presenter, and debate coach of ten years and going. He strongly believes that form (skill) and content (wisdom) are inseparable when teaching debate, challenging students to learn patterns of thought for wisdom in life. If there is no “real life” corollary to anything Isaiah says, challenge him for it […]

Elena Trueba

At the age of 12, Elena Trueba joined speech and debate and had absolutely no idea what she was getting herself into. Over the next six years, she competed in all of the speech events Stoa and NCFCA had to offer (except Expository, which she was never quite brave enough to try), and also competed […]

Brandon West

Competitive forensics has been a hug part of Brandon’s life since middle school. In high school he competed in three years of NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas debate, as well as numerous speech events. Then when California pulled away from NCFCA and joined Stoa, he competed in that league for three years, one in Lincoln-Douglas debate and the […]

Rachel Moss

As a competitor, coach, and avid judge, Rachel Moss has been involved with homeschool speech and debate across the country for 8 years. She sees it as a wonderful microcosm to teach students invaluable life skills while having the time of their lives. While a student, she ranked nationally four out of five years, won […]

Matthew Erickson

Matthew participated in Team-Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Parliamentary debate, but his passion through high school was Lincoln-Douglas. He won many titles, but most prominent among them was winning Stoa Nationals in 2012, and being the top rated debater on in 2012. Matthew has extensive coaching experience. He became head LD coach at LOGOS in Colorado […]

Brooke Wade

Extemporaneous, Persuasive, Lincoln-Douglas Debate  Brooke Wade competed with NCFCA and Stoa for the past three years, winning several national titles including 2011 Stoa National LD Speaker, 2011 NCFCA National Extemp Champion, and 2012 NCFCA National Extemp Champion. She also placed 5th in LD and 2nd LD Speaker at the 2012 NCFCA Nationals. This fall, Brooke […]

Matthew Baker

Matt has been the head of Blue Book Advanced as its lead editor. In his high school days, he competed in NCFCA’s Region 8 for 3 years. During that time, he qualified for nationals in team debate 3 times and won 2nd place team at the National Tournament in both the 2003-2004 and the 2004-2005 […]

Cody Herche

Debate (both TP and LD), Extemp, Cross-examination Cody Herche is originally from California where he competed in forensics throughout high school. He has worked as a coach with Training Minds Ministry since 2006. Cody is a graduate of Cornell Law School and is currently practicing law in New York. Published Works Keys to Extemp (2008) […]

Chase Harrington

Stoa Hall of Famer, Chase Harrington competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate for all four years of high school. Notable forensic accomplishments are winning the title of LD champion three times during the 09-10 season (one being the largest homeschool debate tournament on record), participating at two National tournaments, winning the 2010 Stoa national championship, and winning […]

Kaitlin Nelson

Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Team-Policy Debate Kaitlin participated in NCFCA for five years and Stoa in her final year of debate. She debated in Lincoln-Douglas for three years and explored Team-Policy in her senior year. Additionally, she has competed in nine out of the ten speech events. She took 7th place at the 2009 national tournament in […]

Rob Parks

Team-Policy Debate Coach Parks captained his High School NFL debate team from 1978-1981. A graduate of Bowdoin College and University of New Hampshire Law School, Captain Parks served as an Air Force JAG officer for 5 years before starting his own private practice in North Carolina specializing in arguing criminal cases before appellate courts. During […]

Vance Trefethen

Research Camp, Team-Policy Debate, Author of Blue Book Cases Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. After college, he moved around the country for various jobs, including some time with the Defense Department in the Washington, […]

Shane Baumgardner

Impromptu, Extemp, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Team-Policy Debate Shane Baumgardner competed for 4 years in the NCFCA and won numerous awards. He is the 2009 and 2010 National Champion in impromptu speaking, as well as being the 2009 National Champion in extemporaneous speaking. He also placed 6th in LD at the 2009 National Championships and 3rd in […]

Travis Herche

Interp, Debate, Author of Keys to Interp Travis Herche shares ten years of experience in speech and debate, including two entries in the NCFCA Hall of Fame. Travis was a Dramatic Interpretation national champion in 2006; in the following years he became the English-speaking world’s leading expert in high school interpretation. His book Keys to […]

Chris Jeub

President, Training Minds Ministry Coach Jeub is president of Training Minds Ministry and owner of Monument Publishing. He co-authors Blue Book every year with one of the leading voices of team-policy debate, Vance Trefethen. He works with coaches from across the country to bring the best products possible into the hands of young debaters. Mr. […]

Jon Bateman

Jon competed in debate for three years. He competed in Lincoln Douglas debate for two of those years. In his first year in LD, Jon placed 9th at the 2010 Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions (NITOC). In his last year of competition, Jon placed first in LD at the Indiana Qualifier, Cincinnati Tournament of […]

Suzanne Nasser

Debate Coach Nasser lives with her family in the Fort Worth area of Texas. She served as the Team Debate Coordinator for her club, coaching several successful national Team Debate contenders. Her desire is to see more young people turned on to NCFCA Speech & Debate to develop their communication skills and impact their world […]

Samantha Nasser

Lincoln-Douglas Debate After four years of competition in Region 4, Samantha Nasser graduated from the NCFCA as on of the top 5 competitors in the nation in both Team Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate. In all four of her competitive years, Samantha competed at the national tournament, placing 3rd in Lincoln-Douglas debate in 2008 and 5th […]