Integrity Communication
Speech & Debate

 

Lead Camp Instructor

Isaac Sommers: Isaac is a rising Senior at Howard Payne University, where he is majoring in Public Policy and Social Sciences with an emphasis in Jurisprudence, and minoring in English. In the Spring of 2015, Isaac volunteered with the Texas Home School Coalition as a full-time policy analyst, legislative liaison, and lobbyist (with the THSC Watchmen program), working the legislative session in Texas to help keep Texas families free.

Isaac is a former NCFCA and Stoa competitor, and has been blessed with great success in his six years of high school speech and debate competition. He is a 7-time nationally-placing competitor, and is one of the most decorated NCFCA alumni. (2010: 4th place in Lincoln-Douglas, 2011: 2nd in Lincoln-Douglas in NCFCA and 4th in LD in Stoa, 2012: 17th in Team Policy, and 2013: 5th in Lincoln-Douglas and 2nd Lincoln-Douglas Speaker; and in 2014: 4th in Team Policy, and 3rd in Parliamentary debate at the National Invitational Tournament of Champions). Isaac has also won three NCFCA National Opens, as well as several State and Regional champion titles in debate. Isaac also won Best Respondent and Best Petitioner at the Washington College of Law National High School Moot Court competition in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Isaac’s Parliamentary debate record also includes participation in Parli Nationals in 2011 and 2012. Isaac also has a distinguished record in speech events, including Apologetics and Extemporaneous Champion at the 2013 Alabama National Open, the 2013 Richardson Qualifier, both the 2013 and 2014 Texas State Championships, and 6th and 3rd in Extemp at the 2014 Stoa and NCFCA National Championships, respectively.

At the collegiate level with Howard Payne University, as a Freshman, Isaac and his partner won the Regional Moot Court competition, where Isaac also won Best Oralist. At the American Collegiate Moot Court Association 2015 National Championship they advanced to Semifinals, placing 3rd, where Isaac also placed 3rd best speaker overall. He continues to compete successfully in collegiate moot court at the national level.

Isaac coaches and has been teaching debate camps for the past four years, runs an online pre-season practice tournament, Ziggy Online Debate, and continues to volunteer with THSC. He has a passion for speech and debate, and finds particular joy in helping students learn to communicate effectively and to excel in debate!


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Brenda Sommers: Mrs. Sommers has been coaching LD and TP debate for six years, and has a focus on training her students on how to consistently impact their arguments to the resolution, build solid cases, and how to explain ideas clearly to any audience. Mrs. Sommers has coached for EnGarde speech & debate club in the past, is currently a coach for speech & debate club Hill Country Communicators (located in Boerne, TX, north of San Antonio), as well as for individual NCFCA competitors. She has a particular passion for seeing students grow strong and secure in the understanding and sharing of of their faith.
 

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