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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

May 24 - 26, Hoover: Contenders Speech & Debate Club Regional Tournament

Dear friends of homeschooling,

I believe you might be interested in this upcoming event. The Birmingham Contenders Speech & Debate Club is holding a regional tournament soon. You and your children have an opportunity to see what the Birmingham Contenders Club and the National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA) are all about. We need judges! Volunteering as a judge is the way most of our families decided to become involved the following year. While judging, you may bring your children who are old enough to sit and observe quietly for 2 hours. Please consider this opportunity to learn more about us as you assist us with our need for community judges!

Have you considered speech and debate opportunities 
for your homeschooled children?

The Birmingham Contenders Speech & Debate Club needs 3 hours of your time to help 150+ students prepare to be the future leaders of our country. Will you help them improve their communication skills by judging in our upcoming tournament? 

Steel City Clash
Speech & Debate Tournament

March 24 – 26, 2014
(Monday – Wednesday)
held at Shades Mountain Independent Church
(less than 2 miles from the I-65/Hwy31 intersection)
Hoover, Alabama

You may choose from rounds starting 
as early as 8:00 a.m. and as late as 8:00 p.m.

No speech & debate experience necessary!

We need more than 400 community volunteers (18 years or older) to judge students from around the South. Your 3-hour commitment will include a brief orientation, the competition round you will judge, and time to complete your evaluation in a gracious hospitality area.

Registering is quick and easy!
Click on Alabama, then select "Steel City Clash."

You are welcome to judge more than one event. 
Please forward this message to any friends who also care about our future.

Thank you for your support as we strive to raise the next generation of leaders in our country. A confirmation e-mail with directions, your registered time, and more information will be sent to you after you register to judge.

If you have questions, you may view the registration website noted above. Additional judging-related questions may be directed to the Judge Coordinator at JudgesSteelCity@gmail.com or to Gloria Pickens at 205-908-4407.

National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) is a speech and debate organization that provides homeschool students the opportunity to participate in formal oratorical competition in order to exercise and develop analytical skills, while addressing life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God.

Community Service Hours Certificates are available.

Judges must be 18 years or older and no longer in high school.

If you would like to know more about NCFCA, please go to the website and explore the various 
types of speech categories at:

and debate categories at: