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Prudentia Club Membership Information

Prudentia Speech and Debate is dedicated to empowering Christian homeschooled students to become effective speakers, critical thinkers, and future leaders. We are affiliated with STOA, a nationally recognized competitive homeschool speech & debate league.

Our goals:

  • Facilitate opportunities for training and competition. Iron sharpens iron. Proverbs 27:17

  • Equip students in the art of critical thinking, public speaking, and debate, and promote the development of enhanced writing and listening skills. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. I Peter 3:15

  • Prepare students to defend the truth, with an emphasis on cordially conveying one’s point of view. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15

Key verse: For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. I Corinthians 4:20


Who’s eligible: Homeschooled students between the ages of 12-18 in 7th-12th grade by October 1 of the current school year and their homeschooled younger siblings, up through 6th grade and ages 5-11 by October 1st.


When & Where: Thursdays, beginning August 25, 2022, 12:00-4:00 (debate 12:00-2:30, speech 2:00-4:00), at Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Longview.



  • Join Christian Home Educators Community (CHEC) and pay annual fee of $50 (Click Here-New Member (checlongview.com)

  • Complete the Prudentia Parent and Student applications, including student code of conduct and the statement of faith. (Prudentia registration will be available soon on www.checlongview.com).

  • Pay Prudentia yearly membership dues. $100 for 1st student age 12-18, $50 for each additional 12-18 year old ($200 max). $25/5-11 year old ($50 max). Family max of $250.

    • NOTE – the membership dues are the same regardless of whether you choose speech, debate, or both

  • Register for and attend Prudentia’s speech & debate camp (July 28-29, 9:00-4:00). $50/12-18 year old, $25/5-11 year old (“junior” camp is July 28 ONLY).

    • NOTE – camp is required for 12-18 year olds. It provides the foundation of everything we do during the school year. You may attend a camp offered in another city, but for the purpose of fostering relationships within club,  Prudentia’s camp is highly recommended.

    • Camp refunds will not be available within 2 weeks of camp.

  • Join STOA ($75/year before 12/31, then $95.) See https://stoausa.org/events/membership-registration/ STOA membership is required for tournament participation.


In addition:

  • Attend/compete in 2 tournaments in the 2022-2023 school year. STOA offers many tournaments nationwide each season, including several in Dallas and Fort Worth. Prudentia also hosts a tournament in Longview in November. Tournament fees range from $20-$35/event. See https://stoausa.org/tournament-calendar/

Next year’s tournaments will begin to appear on the calendar in early fall.

  • NOTE - Be aware of associated tournament expenses, including professional attire (suits for young men, skirts or professional slacks and tops for girls plus blazer), meals, and housing/hotel costs.


Complete all applications, camp registration, and pay dues by July 1. We need firm commitments to best prepare for this year’s camp and the 2022-2023 season.


Contact: Mandy Link 407-417-5408 [email protected]