Lenora Popken

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 6 November 2021 8:38 AM EDT

Background: I did PF debate throughout high school, and judged after I graduated. Most recently, while I was in law school, I coached the Notre Dame Parliamentary Debate Team, and taught an intro to debate and public speaking class.

Speed: As I've had to judge college parli the past couple of years, I am comfortable with speed. However, I find in this current digital platform enunciation and clarity can be lost, so be careful with your speed.

Timing: Given the circumstances of online debate, I tend to let the teams time themselves and rely on the honor system.

Theory: Go for it, if you want, but the argument needs to be clear and concise. Also, in general I am wary of using theory in PF debate because the topic has been chosen for a reason.

Organization: Please make it clear what contentions you are arguing/rebutting, just makes it easier to flow.

Cross-Fire: Though I do pay attention, I do not flow it—so if something important happens bring it up in a speech.

Summary Speeches: I don't consider brand new arguments raised during the summary speeches. I just don't think it's fair because the other team will not have adequate time to respond.

Final Focus: Supposed to be a summary, give me your voters, and make them clear. Tell me why I am voting for you.

Decision: I vote based on the flow, so do not drop arguments and be sure to offer rebuttals against all your opponents arguments, and impacts. If the flow/impact debate is not clear, I will consider the quality of the presentation and/or the evidence relied on. However, if the teams agree (or one team offers and the other concedes to) a framework, I will vote based on which team fulfilled the framework.

One last thing: Let's all be respectful, remember we are all real human beings behind the screens.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
GFCA Varsity State Championships HS 2022-03-04 LD R6 Sequoyah Wesley Lanter Midtown Peter Haynes Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships HS 2022-03-04 LD R5 Calhoun Nate Eickman Midtown Aran Sonnad-Joshi Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships HS 2022-03-04 LD R4 Midtown Lauren Scaffidi Houston County Hannah Koppel Aff
Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 LD R3 116 145 Neg
Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 LD R1 146 100 Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2022-02-04 LD1 Quar HEGA- Hybrid Education in Greater Atlanta Gipson Midtown Bray Neg Neg 3-0
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2022-02-04 LD1 PartOc Houston County Malcoci Sequoyah Jones Aff Aff 2-1
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2022-02-04 LD1 R5 HEGA- Hybrid Education in Greater Atlanta Gipson Landmark Christian Liu Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships HS 2022-02-04 LD2 R4 Sequoyah Falcomata Calhoun Carpenter Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 VLD R4 Vestavia Hills Thomas Patton Midtown Kelly Tran Neg
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 VLD R3 Midtown Peter Haynes Sequoyah Paige Falcomata Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 JVLD R3 Midtown William Roberts Carrollton Madi Richards Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 JVLD R2 Midtown Fiona Bray Carrollton Ryder Johnson Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2021-11-12 VLD Rd2 Houston County Joshua Farmer Midtown Lauren Scaffidi Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V Triple Park City BO Poly Prep Country Day LS Con Con 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R6 L C Anderson BC College Prep HP Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R5 Quarry Lane PS Oakton ML Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R3 Durham HH Livingston ZS Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R2 Riverdale Country MG College Prep HH Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 PF V R1 Walt Whitman YH East Ridge LiSh Pro
Sequoyah Autumn Argument HS 2021-10-23 PF-N Quarte Midtown KR Carrollton WM Aff Aff 3-0
Sequoyah Autumn Argument HS 2021-10-23 PF-V R4 Carrollton ZC Midtown SH Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument HS 2021-10-23 PF-V R3 Carrollton HZ Starr's Mill MG Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument HS 2021-10-23 PF-V R2 Carrollton HR Marist LA Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument HS 2021-10-23 PF-N R1 Carrollton JP Burden of Proof SD Aff
Online Wildcat Winnersville Valdosta High School HS 2021-10-09 PFO R4 Carrollton Mark Zimmer & Andy Herndon Davidson Academy Online Nathan Klapach & Nir Pechuk Aff
Online Wildcat Winnersville Valdosta High School HS 2021-10-09 PFN R3 Bothell MS Debaters Jiya Gupta & Kshama Gowda Sequoyah Zahira Ambriz & Cayla Johnson Neg
Online Wildcat Winnersville Valdosta High School HS 2021-10-09 PFN R2 Sequoyah Angel Gutierrez & Sunny Nguyen Carrollton Brian McCarthy & Thomas Parian Aff
Online Wildcat Winnersville Valdosta High School HS 2021-10-09 PFN R1 Carrollton Isabel Fortner & Parker Penley Sequoyah Isabel Harper & Phoebe Li Neg
Sandra W Silvers Invitational HS 2021-10-02 NPF R2 Houston County Embree & Wilson Midtown Pape & keenan Neg
Sandra W Silvers Invitational HS 2021-10-02 OPF R1 Carrollton Hollingsworth & Harrison Marist Haileyesus & Horne Neg
Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF R6 Marist Lauryn Walker & Anthony Ovadje Carrollton Javier Lopez-Miranda & Lyall Penley Aff Aff 2-1
Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R4 Marist Elly Kang Carrollton Madi Richards Aff
Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R3 Marist Ian Chung Valdosta Elijah Herring Neg
Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF R2 Marist Lauryn Walker & Anthony Ovadje Carrollton Cody Harrison & Olivia Heggie Aff
Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament HS 2021-02-19 PF R3 153 119 Neg
Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament HS 2021-02-19 PF R2 105 148 Aff
Wildcat at Winnersville Online 2020 HS 2020-10-23 PFN R4 Starrs Mill Will VanHuffel & Spencer Jerome Sequoyah Tristan Barber & Tyler Cook Aff
Wildcat at Winnersville Online 2020 HS 2020-10-23 PFO R3 Sequoyah Ian Pfitzenmmayer & Aidan Geist Lovett Landon Kalish & Anika Singh Aff
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R4 McIntosh AK Marist CL Con
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R4 Carrollton HN Starrs Mill MT Con
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R3 Henry W. Grady DD Columbus PM Con
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R3 Henry W. Grady BR Columbus CH Con
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R1 Henry W. Grady PP Carrollton CJ Pro
GFCA First and Second Year State Championships HS 2017-02-11 JVPF R1 McIntosh CA Columbus AP Con
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VLD Quarte Henry W. Grady AO Lassiter SS Aff Aff 2-1
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VLD R4 Grovetown AB Lassiter SS Neg
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VLD R4 Lassiter GL Cherokee AT Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VLD R2 Henry W. Grady GB Cherokee CS Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VLD R2 Montgomery Academy EP Vestavia Hills MS Neg
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Final Marist HM Columbus PY Con Con 3-0
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Semis Marist HM Henry W. Grady DP Pro Pro 3-0
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Octos Milton CG Fayette County JK Pro Pro 2-1
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Milton RI Henry W. Grady GR Con
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Lovett HM Sequoyah VM Con
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Sequoyah AL Grovetown AM Pro
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Marist HM Sequoyah RC Pro
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Evans CK Sequoyah GL Pro
Peach State Classic HS 2015-11-13 PFD Round Greater Atlanta Christian JH Columbus GS Con
John McClellan Speech and Debate Tournament at WRHS HS 2015-11-07 V-LD Elims RW Johnson MG North Hall HS Speech and Debate JY Aff Aff 3-0
John McClellan Speech and Debate Tournament at WRHS HS 2015-11-07 V-LD Round RW Johnson MG Valdosta WT Aff
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF semis Starr's Mill HH McIntosh AH Pro Pro 2-1
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF quater McIntosh AH LAMP FP Pro Pro 2-1
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF R4 Carrollton SZ Mars Hill RB Pro
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF R3 Westminster Schools of Augusta BH Carrollton DD Pro
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF R2 McIntosh BC LAMP FP Pro
Bruce Rogers Debate Tournament at HCHS HS 2015-09-12 VPF R1 Starr's Mill HH Carrollton CJ Pro