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4/28/2006 11:05:37 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA--Volunteers Needed June 5-9

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 28, 2006

Volunteers Needed June 5-9

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

This year's NCFCA National Speech and Debate Championship--the largest
competitive event for homeschool students--will be held in HSLDA's
backyard. Patrick Henry College is hosting the 2006 National
Championship and on June 5, a record number of homeschool students and
their parents from across the nation will arrive in Purcellville,
Virginia, to compete in 12 different categories of speech and debate.

As you might imagine, there is a lot to do to get ready for them--and
a lot to do during the week they are here. Would you be willing to

Volunteers are needed in the following three areas:

1. PHC Volunteers:
The college is looking for volunteers ages 15 and older to assist in a
variety of areas to help the tournament run smoothly--from setting up
and tearing down, to parking management, dining hall detail, and
messengers--just to name a few. If you are interested in volunteering,
please click on and follow the volunteer

2. Judges:
With 1,500 judging slots to fill, NCFCA needs judges! Because NCFCA's
goal is to train students to speak to any audience, adults with no
previous judging experience are more than welcome. To help new judges
feel comfortable, HSLDA is hosting a judge's orientation on Wednesday,
May 31 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The same orientation will be available
before every round of competition during the tournament if that is
more convenient for you. The greatest need for judges is on Tuesday,
June 6 and Wednesday, June 7. You'll find the judges' application page

3. Host homes:
Not all of the families traveling in for the tournament will be able
to afford to stay in local hotels. If you live within a 30-mile radius
of Purcellville, Virginia, and would be willing to open your home from
Monday, June 5, through Friday night, June 9, please go to to register. (Hosts
are not responsible for providing transportation or meals.)

We also invite you to come and observe the tournament. If you have
children who are interested in speech or debate, this is the perfect
opportunity for them--and for you--to see what's involved. For
tournament schedule information, go to, click on the
section that says "National Championship to be held at Patrick Henry
College," then click on "Preliminary Tournament Schedule."

The National Homeschool Debate League was founded by HSLDA in 1997.
NCFCA has managed the league since 2000. HSLDA is encouraged by the
continued growth of speech and debate and the tremendous opportunity
it offers homeschoolers to become skilled in winningly and
persuasively presenting their viewpoint. Won't you join us?


Mike Smith
HSLDA President

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