Megan Troutman

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 18 March 2021 8:04 AM PDT

I was an active competitor in HS and college. I currently coach Newport HS.

I do have my Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, so I can follow your logic, and if you choose theory, I have a VERY high bar.

As far as spreading, I do not like it. I have a hearing impairment - and this online environment and spreading can make following you difficult. I can only judge what I am able to hear. I will ask you to slow down if it is too fast or unclear the first time. If you start "super spreading" I will not give you more than 27 speaker points, because the speed truly detracts from the art of speaking.

Make sure to stay respectful to your competitor, as well as me. Disrespectful words or attitudes will result in a lower score.

I like arguments that have a clear value asserted and pursued. The more sign-posting and off-clock road maps the better. Also, I love to hear the voters at the end.

I am open to many types of arguments - but make sure you let me what criteria to judge the round - and how you fulfilled it. That is your responsibility as a debater- not mine as a judge.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Washington State Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-19 LD Sems Mercer Island Katherine Shao Eastside Catholic Grace Hopkins Aff Aff 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-19 LD R5 Raisbeck Aviation Alexa Weinmaster Sehome Ericka Mao Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament HS 2021-03-19 LD R1 Mount Vernon Ausha Curry Vashon Wendy Axtelle Aff
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 NPF Sems Eastside Prep Brisbois & Bowers Interlake Liang & Li Neg Neg 2-1
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 OLD Q Eastside Catholic Grace Hopkins Overlake Anders Larson Aff Aff 3-0
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 OLD R2 W F West Lucas Hueffed
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 OLD R2 Overlake Griffin Hehmeyer Aff
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 OLD R1 Eastlake Ashirya Singh Interlake Allen Wu Neg
Interlake Invitational HS 2020-10-28 OLD R1 Overlake Jacob Herbold Samammish Lydia Wang Aff
Puget Sound District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 BQ Elimin 197 200 Neg Aff 2-1
Puget Sound District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 BQ R5 233 197 Neg Neg 2-1
Puget Sound District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 BQ R2 198 233 Neg
Puget Sound District Tournament HS 2020-02-22 BQ R1 245 199 Aff