8th Place Orator: Lydia on Sibling Rivalry

We returned Sunday from the first Stoa NITOC (National Invitation Tournament of Champions). Hundreds of homeschool families whose kids qualified to the National Tournament gathered at the University of San Diego for speech and debate competition. It was an absolute blast!

And Lydia came through all the way to the final round in Original Oratory! It is a pleasant explanation on siblings getting along with one another. Lydia has made it through a significant journey in understanding and accepting her brothers and sisters, and her oratory attempts to bring it all together. We’re quite proud of her accomplishment.

And here’s her speech, the final round at NITOC, captured last Friday:

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The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Laurie Donathan

    Great job ! I loved the expression she used, my children enjoyed watching her too.

  • http://stephsoundoff.blogspot.com Steph T

    She did a great job!! I loved it and shared it with my kids…I hope that some of that rubs off on them! Now I have a couple kids interested in speech…awesome. :)

  • Jane

    Woohoo!! Good job, Cynthia! Although I’m not sure I want my kids to watch it, my girls may INSIST on being tomboys, lol! J/K, that was fantastic, and I will enjoy very much sharing it with my children. Thanks for taking the time to prepare and deliver that so well, I’m sure it will touch more people than you know!!

  • Rachel

    I really enjoyed watching Lydia’s Oratory. I love her sense of humor – it sure made me laugh! Thanks so much for sharing it online!

  • http://barthfam.blogspot.com Sherri

    Wow girl! That was GREAT! You are truly blessed with a gift… :-)

  • Sonja

    Thanks for sharing a very personal story. It encourages all of us. Hope to see it in Virginia!

  • Janet Kiessling

    Awesome speech!!!! You have been blessed! Good job Mom & Dad!!!

  • Kelly

    Lydia’s terrific at telling stories creatively like that. I’d think she would make a great actress someday.

  • http://www.TheseFiveofMine.blogspot.com Kasey

    That was amazing! Much can be learned from that speech! I have been blessed with kids who generally enjoy each other, but there is still room for improvement. I’m going to have to have them watch that!

  • Heather

    Wow, that was wonderful and made me think twice about my relationship with my brother!! I was a great topic and had lots of amazing points “friends come and go but siblings are there forever” very true.. Good Job

  • robynn

    What a great speech. I am very impressed with her speaking skills and words of wisdom. As a young mom of 5 I am encouraged by her. Hoping the seeds I am sowing will produce good fruit like I see Lydia. What a blessing:)