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The Student Advisory Council (SAC) consists of representatives, one male and one female, from each region. Qualified students will be at least 16 years old on or before January 1, 2020 and have participated in NCFCA for a minimum of two years (including the current season). Each SAC term runs for one year, from National Championship to National Championship. Commitment for participation includes availability for two teleconference meetings a month from August to June. There are also optional opportunities for onsite meetings at each National Open and the National Championship. Applications are available now and will be accepted through May 6. Selected students will be notified on or before May 20.
Among the changes in NCFCA competition this season, timekeeping is one of the most significant. We have entrusted debate timekeeping to the debaters themselves and they are rising to the challenge. Head Judges are keeping time for speeches, and we are allowing competitors to see the timepiece for limited preparation speeches. Learning Life Skills One […]
Have you ever listened to someone talk about a current event and wished you could ask questions to clarify information or to better understand their position? In NCFCA Extemp competition, do you think judges have wished they could hear answers to such questions after an Extemp speech? This season, we are excited to introduce cross-examination […]
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; it’s the one day of the year when I spend the whole morning (plus some) in my kitchen cooking. It doesn’t require much thought on my part to make the meal because Thanksgiving is the one thing that I don’t change – ever, but my time to reflect on the […]
Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to come around the table and connect with family and friends with whom you may not usually get extended stretches of intentional time. However, coming up with conversation starters can be difficult. The weather can be dreary, not everyone is into sports, and studies have shown that contentious political […]