Kattie Leito ParadigmLast changed 2/15 4:39P CDT
School Affiliation: Plano West Senior High School - Plano, TX (2013-Present)
Competitive Experience: Policy Debate (at a small school in Texas) and very limited Policy Debate at the New School University
Judging Experience: I have been judging at local and national tournaments for eleven years. These days, I mostly judge PF, Extemp, and Interp. On rare occasions, I will judge Policy or LD.
I don’t have any overly specific preferences. Just tell me how to evaluate the round. A framework with proper extensions of arguments make it really easy for me to vote. If nobody provides me with those things, I will use a basic cost/benefit framework.
Speed of Delivery – I am comfortable with speed (as typically used in Public Forum). If I can’t understand you, I will tell you during your speech.
Flowing/note-taking – I will flow the round. If you are speaking faster than I can write, you run the risk of me missing something on my flow.
Pro Tip - I am not a lay judge, but I think we will all be happier if you act like I am.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me before the round!