Laurence Howard

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 17 September 2022 1:01 PM CDT

Judge Name: Laurence Howard

sechs.laurencehoward@gmail.com

No School Affiliation

Years Judging: 2

Specialty: LD

Specific Paradigm(s): Games Player & Speaking skills/communications

Importance of (Scale of 1-10):

- Evidence (Inclusion of "hard" empirical evidence): 8

- Analysis (Logical claims explain the inherent problems): 8

- Clash (Refutation of opposing positions): 10

- Questions (Answers to questions clarify with precision): 9

- Delivery (Speaks smoothly, clearly, controlled, and polished): 10

Other comments: For me, the most important things are the ability to follow the logic of your arguments and refutation of opposing points -- why are your points important? & why do they outweigh the arguments from the opposing side? Delivery and speed are super important to me as well; I'm glad you are providing evidence to help your position, but if I, and even your opponent, are unable to follow you because of speed or the constant use of the word "like" that becomes a problem.

For Interp Events: I like to see relatable pieces. I enjoy seeing how your passion comes through as your give your speech. I also appreciate preparation; along with a topic that is close to you, I want to see that you have sufficiently practiced and are ready to give your speech. (besides impromptu and improv of course)

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CPF Semis Strake Jesuit GH Kinkaid YZ Pro Pro 2-1
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R4 Strake Jesuit BS Stephen F Austin ZA Aff
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R4 Kempner ZK William P. Clements AK Aff
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R3 William P. Clements YA Ridge Point SS Neg
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R3 Strake Jesuit CB Ridge Point BS Aff
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R2 William P. Clements RK Dulles CS Neg
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R1 Hastings MM Strake Jesuit RB Aff
Elkins 20th Annual TFA IQT HS 2022-09-16 CLD R1 Dulles JL LV Hightower GV Neg
20 6A UIL Academics LD and Speech HS 2022-03-25 LD 3/4 5B F. Vimadalal 4B R Satish Neg Neg 3-0
20 6A UIL Academics LD and Speech HS 2022-03-25 LD Quarte Fatoumata Sanneh 5C K. Khairah Aff Neg 2-1
20 6A UIL Academics LD and Speech HS 2022-03-25 LD R1 Fatoumata Sanneh 2B E. Nutzman Aff
20 6A UIL Academics LD and Speech HS 2022-03-25 LD R1 1B B Stroud 2A Rumaysa Ali Aff
East Texas District Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R4 319 199 Aff
East Texas District Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R3 168 208 Neg
East Texas District Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R2 333 Vedh Shetty Neg
East Texas District Tournament HS 2022-03-03 LD R1 207 318 Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R4 Cypress Woods NB Tomball Memorial AF Neg
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R4 Tomball Memorial KG G W Carver Magnet LB Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R3 Westside TS Pasadena AF Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R3 Bridgeland AR Westbury Senior LL Neg
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R2 Memorial MG Klein Cain HS FK Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R1 Concordia Lutheran KW Tompkins AR Aff
Jersey Village Falcon Freeze TFA NIETOC HS 2021-12-10 VLD R1 G W Carver Magnet QK Northland Christian AH Neg
South Texas District Tournament HS 2021-03-22 PF R3 Wang & Nelson Jhaveri & Markan Con
South Texas District Tournament HS 2021-03-22 CX R2 Luo & Kamath Bhatnagar & Chacko Aff
Judge Certifications
https://speechanddebate.org/judge-training
Cultural Competency

Judge attests they have taken the NFHS Cultural Competency Judge Training course. Required of all judges at NSDA tournaments.

Last Updated Feb 28 8:05 PM