Hannah Wilson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 19 February 2022 5:06 AM PDT

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!If you're using a bunch of acronyms don't assume I know what you mean! Don't start your speeches top speed. Slow down a little when reading blocks if you want me to know what you're saying (especially on theory and framework args). Otherwise I'm fine with speed.

I did one year of PF in high school, one year of policy in high school, and three years of policy in college. I was an assistant coach at Copper Hills High School for 2 years, and a speech/congress coach at The Harker School for 4 years. I am now the head of the middle school program at The Harker School, coaching all the speech and debate events.

LD:

tech > truth, but your arguments need to be extended with warrants and impacts to count as technical wins. nuance still matters.

While I've coached and judged LD, I never did it so some of the quirks are new to me. Might be skeptical if you're a tricks debater, but I'll listen to any arg with warrants and an impact.

I have a decently high threshold for theory- I will vote on it if it's not answered or not answered properly, but I don't want to vote on it. I'd rather see a debate with good content clash than theory. Do not read disclosure theory in front of me if it's the first debate on a new topic. Theory should have a clear tangible impact. Fairness counts, but please quantify the specific violation in the round. I'm more persuaded by theory if it's specific to other args in the round, ex. condo might make sense if there is 5 off, but if it's like 2 off reading condo seems more like a gimmick to avoid clash then a meaningful debate about time skew

Framework: I mostly read ks as a debater, but also went for framework a lot- I think that makes me more sympathetic to negs reading framework, and not the other way around. I have voted on either side in clash debates. I'm starting to be persuaded that fairness is an impact, but I much prefer education impacts. Ks are allowed on the neg, and I'm unlikely to vote on framework if you read it as the aff.

Ks: Make your link specific to the aff. Be specific about how your alt solves. If it's an epistemology alt that's fine, but I need you to do thorough explanation of why that's the preferable way to debate and a sufficient enough reason to get my ballot. Don't assume I have a background in your specific K.

Disads: Got a soft spot for a good politics disad, emphasis on the *good*. I'd prefer to watch a debate with core topic disads and a strong link than a new disad that might have a weaker link. Will still vote on it if they don't have answers, but I prefer watching a debate with clash. Don't assume I have background on your disads. Explain the story clearly.

Congress:

Honestly, y'all don't need paradigms. This is a speech event and if you're thinking of it as a debate event you should reorient your strategy. That said, I know people want to read paradigms anyways so... I really value rebuttals. Constructives can do well in front of me, but if you give more than one speech in a round and both are constructives I'll feel like that's because you don't know how to be off script. Remember you are in a room with a bunch of other students.. it's hard for your judges to remember all of you. Be an active participant in questioning and the house to help yourself stand out. Cheesy, but I think of the round in terms of who I would want to be my representative. Not necessarily because they agree with all the things I already think, but because they are actively engaged in questioning, are good at responding to opposing arguments, and have a nice balance between pathos and logos. Greatest speeches might not get my 1 if they are disengaged from every other part of the round.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2020-09-25 N PF R5 Dublin BV Potomac BL Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R4 Young Genius, Bay Area BS Stratagem Learning AJ Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational HS 2020-09-25 N PF R3 Los Altos WS Golden State TS Aff
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R2 SpiderSmart Learning Center at Sugar Land PZ Young Genius, Bay Area MC Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational MS 2020-09-25 N PF R1 Stratagem Learning ZL Dougherty Valley Bridge JJ Aff
Young Lawyers HS 2018-10-12 OCX R5 Juan Diego Catholic TA Rowland Hall AT Neg
Young Lawyers HS 2018-10-12 OCX R4 Bingham OS Juan Diego Catholic BM Aff
Sundance District Tournament HS 2018-03-02 LD R3 2022 2006 Neg
Sundance District Tournament HS 2018-03-02 LD R2 2037 2042 Neg
Sundance District Tournament HS 2018-03-02 LD R2 2034 2005 Aff
Sundance District Tournament HS 2018-03-02 LD R1 2000 2010 Neg
Sundance District Tournament HS 2018-03-02 LD R1 2019 2023 Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NCX OF Meadows JF Salt Lake City West AS Neg Neg 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VCX R6 Salt Lake City West HO Foothill PA Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VCX R5 Chandler Prep CS Salt Lake City West GO Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2017-11-17 VPF R5 Stansb Banuelos & Saunders Bright Khan & Newell Pro
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2017-11-17 VLD R3 ParCit Brendan Sweeney Stansb Gage McFarland Neg
Skyhawk Smackdown HS 2017-11-17 VLD R2 LonPea Nicholas Martin KarG. Anar Munkhbat Neg
5A Utah State Tournament HS 2017-03-10 PF R6 BA Jiang & Tristani-Firouzi AF Bingham & Frederick Aff Aff 2-1
5A Utah State Tournament HS 2017-03-10 PF R4 AY Hall & Richardson AP Johnson & Tremayne Aff
5A Utah State Tournament HS 2017-03-10 PF R4 AH Cummings & Woolf AL Baeza & Christensen Aff
5A Utah State Tournament HS 2017-03-10 PF R1 AY Nelson & Brown AN Bringhurst & McPherson Aff
Sundance District Tournament HS 2017-03-04 LD Final 2041 2006 Aff Neg 2-1
Sundance District Tournament HS 2017-03-04 PF Final 3020 3018 Aff Aff 3-0
Sundance District Tournament HS 2017-03-04 LD R4 2034 2031 Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX Triple Denverlake Independent RL Leland LK Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX R6 Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks PU Isidore Newman KF Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX R5 Kent Denver HW Davis WK Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX R4 St. Francis NG Juan Diego Catholic MM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX R3 Wallenberg Traditional QY Leland LK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VCX R1 Lovejoy GP Cypress Bay VV Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R6 Highla MM Bentle PR Con
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R5 Bentle GL SkyDeb MH Pro
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R3 Highla CM Logan BV Pro
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R3 East WS JuaDie HB Con
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R2 MouVie SH Logan CG Con
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R2 SalHil JW WooCro FB Con
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R1 MisSan DS Bishop Kelly OL Con
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 PF R1 Highla MR QuaLan AS Con
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 JVPF Semifi AY Robertson & Jimenez AJ Gleave & Hopkins Neg Neg 2-1
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 JVPF R6 AC Mulford & Grow AB Browning & Weed Aff
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 JVPF R6 BG Tran & Valero BL Hall & Richardson Aff
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 VLD R4 AX Bailey Sorenson AP Ana Franco Aff
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 NPF R1 BB Alegria & Rockwell AR Crandall & Zeeman Neg
UDCA Speech Arts Debate HS 2016-11-11 NPF R1 BE Martin Barnes & Daley AN Cerda & Hills Neg
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