Livia Peracino Paradigm

Last changed 8 October 2021 2:10 PM EST

I have judged speech and debate events for the past 13 years. My son was in Congress.

General thoughts

Regardless of the event, I expect professionalism and preparation from all competitors. Showing up unprepared or engaging in unprofessional behavior wastes your time, my time, as well as that of the other competitors and your coaches.

Public Forum Debate & LD

Although I’ve judged PFD more than LD, I feel comfortable with both events. I appreciate assertiveness but actively dislike aggression. Clarity is extremely important. Don’t be cocky: instead, try to convey how deeply you’ve researched the topic. I always leave my personal opinions on the topic aside in order to be fair to all debaters.

Interp/speech

I started off my judging career judging interp, even though lately I’ve been judging defat more. Regardless of the piece, you have to give your best when performing. Delivery must always be clear and interesting. Tech should be smooth and reflect the norms of the event itself (tech in DI is very different than tech in HI).

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 VPF Finals Carolina Day SB Ardrey Kell AP Con Con 3-0
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 VPF R4 Ardrey Kell NP Myers Park ND Con
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 VPF R2 Carolina Day DO Ardrey Kell SL Con
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 JVPF R1 Ardrey Kell CM University Christian VD Con
Warrior Invitational MS 2021-11-13 NPF R2 Orangeburg Prep MP Ardrey Kell AW Pro
Warrior Invitational HS 2021-11-13 NPF R1 Orangeburg Prep TZ Asheville HW Pro
William Tennent Invitational HS 2021-11-05 JVLD R2 Midtown WR Ridge KS Aff
William Tennent Invitational HS 2021-11-05 JVLD R1 Ridge PM CR North XY Aff
Henry Clay SR JR VIRTUAL Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-10-20 NPF R4 3008 3009 Con Con 3-0
Henry Clay SR JR VIRTUAL Speech and Debate Tournament MS 2021-10-20 NPF R3 3003 3006 Pro
Henry Clay SR JR VIRTUAL Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-10-20 VLD R2 2905 2806 Aff
Henry Clay SR JR VIRTUAL Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-10-20 VLD R1 2901
2021 Bob Jones Academy Speech and Debate 35th Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VPF R1 1201 1224 Con
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2021-10-09 VPF R4 5016 5008 Con
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2021-10-09 VPF R3 5006 5011 Pro
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2021-10-09 VPF R2 5019 5000 Con
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2021-02-27 VLD R3 Ardrey Kell GS Carolina Day CK Neg
South Carolina District Tournament HS 2021-02-06 PF R4 903 900 Aff Aff 3-0
Eagle Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PFD R2 213 206 Con
Eagle Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PFD R1 223 213 Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 JVLD Octos Charlotte Latin EL Hawken LS Aff Aff 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R6 Dowling Catholic HP Plano East AR Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R5 La Salle HG Harker NS Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R3 NSU GR Bergen County Academies DS Pro
Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic HS 2020-10-24 VPF R4 5004 5005 Con
Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic HS 2020-10-24 VPF R3 5009 5006 Con
Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic HS 2020-10-24 VPF R1 5008 5002 Pro
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2020-10-10 VPF R4 5009 5004 Pro
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2020-10-10 VPF R3 5013 5003 Con
North Mecklenburg Viking Classic HS 2020-10-10 VPF R1 5000 5015 Pro
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VPF R3 Bentonville MF Fremont CE Con
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VPF R2 North Broward Prep CS Bonita Vista PA Con
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VPF R1 Pine View BP Poolesville KL Pro
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2020-02-29 VPF FIN Charlotte Catholic CW North Mecklenburg MS Pro Con 2-1
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2020-02-29 VPF SEM Charlotte Catholic CW Myers Park RJ Pro Pro 3-0
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2020-02-29 NPF R4 Myers Park SS Ardrey Kell DB Con
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2020-02-29 NPF R3 Ardrey Kell KoLe Honours Guild GB Con
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2020-02-29 VPF R2 University Christian PH Providence PM Con
Red Raider Open HS 2020-02-22 PF R1 236 232 Pro
Eagle Invitational HS 2020-02-08 PFD R3 176 200 Con
Eagle Invitational HS 2020-02-08 PFD R2 214 215 Pro
Eagle Invitational HS 2020-02-08 PFD R1 213 132 Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF OC Tut Stuyvesant SL Strake Jesuit JA Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF TR Tut Poly Prep Country Day LM Lake Highland Prep CP Pro Pro 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R5 St Mary's Hall CT Santa Fe WF Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R5 Brophy KS Pine View BP Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R3 Vestavia Hills BS North Mecklenburg MR Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R3 Monticello FT Hamilton Independent PS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R2 Hawken KM Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches HB Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R2 Lambert TS St Mary's Hall RL Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R1 Bronx Science OS Hendrickson YT Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 PF R1 Regis GS Cardinal Gibbons MJ Pro
Furman Paladin Invitational HS 2020-01-18 PFD R1 1601 1603 Neg
Bill Evans Classic HS 2020-01-11 NLD R4 AE 107 AN 130 Aff
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2019-11-23 VPF R2 Ardrey Kell AP Myers Park HD Con
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2019-11-23 VPF R1 Ardrey Kell GV William G. Enloe OS Pro
Queen City Invitational HS 2019-10-26 NLD R3 2010 2032 Aff
Queen City Invitational HS 2019-10-26 NLD R2 2000 2029 Neg
Queen City Invitational HS 2019-10-26 VLD R1 3031 3007 Neg
Bob Jones Academy 33rd Invitational HS 2019-10-19 NPF R4 AH 100 AY 133 Pro
Bob Jones Academy 33rd Invitational HS 2019-10-19 VPF R2 AH 200 AN 201 Con
Bob Jones Academy 33rd Invitational HS 2019-10-19 VPF R1 AA 201 AX 220 Con
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R4 2006 2027 Aff
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R4 2016 2037 Aff
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R3 2000 2049 Aff
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R3 2024 2050 Aff
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R2 2003 2013 Neg
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 NLD R2 2004 2014 Aff
North Mecklenburg Jimmy K Poole Viking Classic HS 2019-10-12 VLD R1 3030 3006 Aff
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2019-02-23 VPF FIN Charlotte Catholic SW Cary FS Pro Con 2-1
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2019-02-23 VPF R4 Research Triangle KP Charlotte Latin NS Con
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2019-02-23 NPF R3 Marvin Ridge KO Providence KG Con
Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell HS 2019-02-23 NPF R2 Fort Mill TS Ardrey Kell MT Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF TR Tut Colleyville Heritage NW Theodore Roosevelt AC Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R5 Sequoyah AA Marist VW Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R5 King MP North Allegheny Sr MN Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R4 Regis DoMc Rowland Hall ZD Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R4 Poly Prep Country Day FK Colleyville Heritage LW Pro
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2018-11-03 PF R4 Ardrey Kell MM Charlotte Catholic DW Con
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2018-11-03 PF R3 Myers Park SG Ardrey Kell SL Pro
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2018-11-03 PF R2 Myers Park SH North Mecklenburg RB Con
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2018-11-03 PF R1 Myers Park AK Charlotte Catholic AR Con
Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational HS 2018-10-27 VPF R4 Northwest Guilford LV Ardrey Kell HB Con
Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational HS 2018-10-27 NPF R3 Ardrey Kell BF Asheville BG Pro
Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational HS 2018-10-27 NPF R2 Myers Park MD Ardrey Kell MA Con
Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational HS 2018-10-27 NPF R1 Ardrey Kell BP North Meck ML Pro
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2017-11-04 PF R3 Charlotte Catholic BS Myers Park GM Pro
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2017-11-04 PF R2 Charlotte Country Day OK Ardrey Kell CM Pro
Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School HS 2017-11-04 PF R1 Community House LS Charlotte Catholic WC Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R4 Columbus CR Charles W Flanagan SM Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R2 Berkeley Carroll MF Columbus PG Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R2 Morristown West TR Cypress Bay SF Con
Earlybird Forensics at Wake Forest HS 2016-09-09 PF JV Qua Columbus MP Millburn GC Pro Pro 2-1
Earlybird Forensics at Wake Forest HS 2016-09-09 PF Varsit Milton CG Southside MG Con Pro 2-1
Earlybird Forensics at Wake Forest HS 2016-09-09 PF R3 Sequoyah WP Mars Hill BS Con
Earlybird Forensics at Wake Forest HS 2016-09-09 PF R2 Durham PL Cary BK Pro
Earlybird Forensics at Wake Forest HS 2016-09-09 PF R2 Walt Whitman HS DuPont Manual PN Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R7 Bellaire LN Carroll Senior BM Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 Charlotte Latin LS North Mecklenburg H.S. CK Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 Columbus AP Oak Hall GS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R3 Timber Creek LV Vestavia Hills BC Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R3 Boca Raton Community SL Southside BL Con