Modesto Debate Club
Modesto Debate is a competitive homeschool debate club that trains junior high and high school students in the art and tactics of speech and debate. Founded in 1999, this club is taught personally by Mike and Mary Winther and is part of the Stoa USA Christian homeschool speech and debate league.
It is the goal of the Winthers to teach effective communication skills in the context of the proper biblical view of government and economics. Through their work with Modesto Debate, Mike and Mary have educated hundreds of students in the ethical and philosophical aspects of government and economics.
Debate is unique because it is a dynamic speech, logic, and research activity that teaches students how to reason and communicate calmly and persuasively. Debate capitalizes on the “logic” and “rhetoric” stages of development and creates a fun environment that motivates students to learn skills that are almost impossible to acquire in any other way.
Students who are 13 years of age or older and at least 51% privately homeschooled are eligible. Students enrolled in a public charter school are not eligible. Younger students may be accepted on a case by case basis. Enrollment begins in August with both novice and varsity classes starting in September. Tuition is $200 per semester. Sibling discounts are available.
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