Student Speakers Tournament

In Response to the Coronavirus

After thoughtful prayer and consideration, we have made the difficult decision to modify the 2020 Speakers Tournament.

Speakers’ Tournament and 9-Year Scholarship Drill POSTPONED
The Speakers’ Tournament and 9-Year Scholarship Drills have been postponed until later this year. As soon as possible, we will publish the location and date for those events.

Note: The March 24 deadline will remain the same as assigned; however, the association tournament will not be required for participation in the State tournament. The associations are still required to turn in names and manuscripts of speeches to our office for those representing the association.

Student Speakers Tournament is for students in grades 10-12 which awards college scholarships to its winners. It is designed to develop leadership in students by teaching them Christian doctrine, apologetics, public speaking, poise, and confidence in leadership through the verbal expression of their faith. It demands serious time and effort, but with a tremendous payoff. Students grow spiritually when engaged in research, study, prayer, and practice of preparing a speech. Today’s speakers will be ready to stand for Christ in their churches, schools, work places, and communities. They will develop communication skills to articulate truth in a way that people will hear and understand. The personal, spiritual benefits of participating in this tournament far outweigh any scholarships that may be earned through this ministry.

2020 Speakers Tournament
April 4, 2019
First Baptist Church, Ridgeland

2020 Brochure

2019 Winners
Baptist College Division (scholarships provided by Mississippi Baptist Colleges)

FIRST PLACE
Claire Reeves 12th Grade
Meadow Grove Baptist Church
Brandon

SECOND PLACE
Anna Stogner 12th Grade
Cato Baptist Church
Mendenhall

THIRD PLACE
Anna Kris Byrd 12th Grade
First Baptist Church
Ridgeland

FOURTH PLACE
Kayleigh Canoy 10th Grade
Puckett Baptist Church
Brandon

Open Division (scholarships provided by MBCB Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries)

FIRST PLACE
Gavin James 11th Grade
Cleary Baptist Church
Florence

SECOND PLACE
Summer Hughes 10th Grade
Cleary Baptist Church
Florence

THIRD PLACE
Janna Kate Baker 12th Grade
First Baptist Church
Oxford