Ashton Atha

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 14 January 2022 6:22 AM CDT

Experience: I competed in high school policy debate for three years and LD and IX for one year. I have judged a few topics since then, especially in 2020, but have not had the opportunity to do so on the 2021 policy topic.

Speed: I am unfamiliar with this year's topic, but am generally comfortable with moderate-speed speech (please don't spread; I won't be able to track what you're saying. If you're uncertain, assume I'd rather you go slower and I understand what you're saying).

Voting Issues: I'll evaluate the round based primarily on core issues you centered the debate on, but I won't ignore stock issues or blatant abuses of topicality (if topicality is brought up in the round). Communication skills are secondary to your actual argumentation; provided that I am able to understand your line of reasoning and your arguments, that's what matters most to me more than pretty speeches (though those are always a bonus).

Misc.: Roadmaps and signposting are crucial; don't trust me to inherently know what you're responding to based on context. I also prefer it if you reference a specific subpoint/tag as you respond to points + cards, because I often miss author/dates in favor of recording the substance of the card. I also have an auditory processing disorder, so clarity is important (don't worry; I catch most everything/can figure it out from context clues, but I appreciate clarity + general explanation if necessary in your speeches to help me out).

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
KSHSAA 4A 2 Speaker State Championship HS 2022-01-14 4A Sem 1C Benton & Howell 10A Woods & Furrow Neg Neg 3-0
Goddard High School Novice Night HS 2021-10-26 NovCa R3 Salina South Elizabeth Lovett & Hannah Hutton Wichita East Mohammad Haqe & Joseph Slate AFF
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R3 769 814 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R3 698 865 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R2 768 695 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R2 734 602 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R1 748 740 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R1 746 699 Neg Neg 2-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD Trips Hawken EB Providence AA Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 5 Webster Schroeder LP Oak Grove AA Neg Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 4 Paul J. Hagerty RE Syosset ML Aff Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 1 Carrollwood Day VB Neenah MO Neg Neg 3-0
Mill Valley High School Jaguar Jamboree Invitational HS 2021-03-11 LD R2 45 HM 23 EL Neg
2021 Maverick Virtual Invitational HS 2021-03-03 PFD R3 Washburn Rural Boyd & Kromminga Lansing Thompson & Ymker Aff
2021 Maverick Virtual Invitational HS 2021-03-03 PFD R2 Wichita East Nguyen & Yessin Aff
2021 Maverick Virtual Invitational HS 2021-03-03 PFD R1 Washburn Rural Allen & Fritz Lansing Souser & LaPee Neg
Olathe NorthEast Invitational HS 2021-02-19 LD R2 AP 117 AJ 125 Aff
Olathe NorthEast Invitational HS 2021-02-19 PF R1 C 146 R 150 Con Con 3-0
Wichita East Blue Ace Forensics Invitational HS 2021-02-02 PFD R4 Wichita East Changwen Gong & Allen Dong Rockhurst Townshend Hurt & Levi McConnell Con
Wichita East Blue Ace Forensics Invitational HS 2021-02-02 Op LD R3 Rockhurst Lukas Pitman Lawrence Free State John Marshall Neg
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 PF Elim Rylee Lopez & Josee Hoshaw Wael Yessin & Bao Nguyen Neg Neg 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 LD ld 1 Emma Mantovani Sabarish Ravi Neg
GCHS Buffalo DebateWKCA Tournament HS 2020-12-05 JV R1 Topeka Seaman Calabrese & Clifton Chaparral Gourley & Davidson Aff
Shawnee Mission East and West Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-13 JV R1 Louis Apple & Barbour WaRu Loyd & Neal Neg