Kayla Benson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 25 March 2022 12:19 PM CDT

Hi, I’m Kayla :)

current assistant speech and debate coach at wichita southeast

debated policy 3 years at shawnee heights

former policy debater at wichita state

please add me to the email chain: kaylab222@gmail.com

how to win my ballot:

I am a big fan of teams that engage in clash and warranted analysis. Nothing annoys me more is when teams merely extend claims, and do not go in depth as to why that claim is true and what impact it has in this round. I also am a big fan of when teams do big picture analysis, especially in the rebuttals. Framing the debate and telling me which arguments to evaluate helps make my decision a lot easier. I am mainly policy centric (with minimal k background) so please don't assume that I know all the in's and out's of your k. You can read a k in front of me, but please give some additional analysis as to how the k operates and functions (I have pretty good background knowledge about cap, security, and fem so I don't need as much explanation as to how it functions). I also reward teams that I can tell are having fun in round. Make jokes, read arguments you enjoy, and be nice to your opponents and judges. Debate is a fun activity. Last thing is in an online environment please slow down a tad. You can still spread, but don't go as fast as you would in round, especially on analytics that are not typed in the doc. Below is just a more detailed analysis as to how I evaluate certain arguments, but feel free to email me or ask me questions before the round about any of this information.

T

I think T debates are often underutilized in policy debates; it can be a strategic off case argument if executed properly. I usually default to competing interps; however, I am willing to vote on reasonability. Other things I like to see in T debates is, case lists, tva's, in-round abuse, etc. If you are wanting me to vote on T it has to be the entire 2NR.

da’s

they are cool, but they must have a comprehensive story. I am more willing to vote on a specific link rather than a generic one. A good way to win this flow is to have a clear story and provide examples as to how the disad interacts with the case. Also, impact calc is important, esp in the 2NR.

cp's

I'm fine with almost every type of CP (not a fan of plan plus CP's), and I'm open to listen to any theory argument you may have on why that CP is a bad model of debate. If you don't have a clear net ben, I probably won't vote for the CP. I would also prefer if your planks had some sort of a solvency advocate.

k’s

I have run kritiks in the past, however I am not that familiar with a large majority of K lit. I am most comfortable with K’s such as cap/neolib and security, please don’t assume I know all of the mechanics of your K because I probably don’t. Feel free to read your K in front of me; however, there needs to be extensive analysis as to how the alt solves and how the aff links. Alt solvency in my mind is one of the most important components of the K. Blippy extensions of Alt don’t fly for me. Framework is important to a good K debate. And just like a da there needs to be a clear story that stays consistent throughout the round.

theory

condo is almost always good, unless you can justify in-round abuse.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
West Kansas District Tournament HS 2021-12-10 PF R4 133 125 Neg
West Kansas District Tournament HS 2021-12-10 LD R2 118 123 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R10 186 108 Neg Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R9 145 154 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R8 160 266 Neg Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R7 155 222 Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R6 143 196 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R5 121 197 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R4 149 201 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R3 116 158 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R2 Ram Gorthi 291 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 CX R1 106 245 Neg
Heart Of America District Tournament HS 2021-03-07 CX R1 219 206 Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD Quarte Harker DS Harrison AA Aff Aff 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD Octas Harvard-Westlake SM Harker AM Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD Octas Strake Jesuit ZD Immaculate Heart JL Neg Aff 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD Triple Pembroke Pines Charter JD Dougherty Valley AG Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake IC Dougherty Valley SK Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD R6 Loyola BM Advanced Technologies AA Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD R4 Sage Hill MP Strake Jesuit ZD Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 JVLD R4 Harvard-Westlake NL Damien WA Aff
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 JVLD R3 Marlborough GA Damien AL Aff
KSHSAA 2 Speaker State HS 2021-01-14 6A Fin 31 Ramanujan & Yang 37 Booth & Townsend Aff Aff 2-1
Kansas Debate Classic HS 2021-01-08 KDC R8 Lawrence Free State Emma Hefty & Emma Stammeyer Pittsburg Owen Miller & Jared Spiers Neg Aff 2-1
Kansas Debate Classic HS 2021-01-08 KDC R5 Washburn Rural Finn Reilly & Jackson Taylor Tonganoxie West Clara Altenhofen & Katherine Wombwell Neg
Kansas Debate Classic HS 2021-01-08 KDC R4 Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Tonganoxie West Dajarrio White & Elizabeth Graveman Aff
Kansas Debate Classic HS 2021-01-08 KDC R3 Blue Valley North Cady Koffman & Luzia Thomas Lansing Stephen Kautt & Chloe Kautt Neg
Kansas Debate Classic HS 2021-01-08 KDC R1 Olathe Northwest Grant McKeever & Savannah Legler Pittsburg Joy Lee & Jacob Mathew Aff
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 CX R2 Andover Al-Amood & Rao Derby Moreno & Island Neg Neg 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 CX R1 Derby Carter & Wentling Andover Gamaleldin & Phipps Aff Aff 3-0
Wichita Diocese NCFL HS 2020-12-04 Pol R4 McPherson Samuel Houston & Zachary Stein Campus Logyn Johnson & Chase Maestas Aff Aff 2-0
Wichita Diocese NCFL HS 2020-12-04 Pol R3 Derby Naomi Island & Jayden Moreno Maize Isaiah Gayden & Thomas Marshall Aff
Ad Astra November Novice HS 2020-11-10 Nov R2 Field Kindley Easley & Ceron Wichita East Madison & McFall Neg
Ad Astra November Novice HS 2020-11-10 Nov R1 Wichita East Yendru & Warren Liberal Sosa Olmos & Luna Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 TOC Octos Blue Valley North Aarthi Toniappa & Selin Ulusarac Lawrence Free State Jacob Wilkus & Simon Ruland Neg Neg 3-0
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 Nov R4 Blue Valley Southwest Maggie Howerton & Amy Lloyd Washburn Rural Carson Bath & Conner Magee Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 Open R4 Manhattan Kailitri (KJ) Jones & Greyson Hickel Blue Valley West Hector Seeger & Harrison Le Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 TOC R3 Blue Valley North Aarthi Toniappa & Selin Ulusarac Derby Caleb Carter & Sean Wentling Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 Nov R2 Lansing James Umbarger & Gavin Hope Maize Devin Short & Katelynn Newman Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 TOC R1 Lawrence Free State Jacob Wilkus & Simon Ruland Carmel Jade Mehta & Sage Mehta Aff
Derby Panther DCI Invitational HS 2020-10-23 DCI Quarte Shawnee Mission South Mary Bradley & Brooklynn Hato Blue Valley Southwest Brett Cranor & Vinny Sandhu Neg Neg 2-1
Derby Panther DCI Invitational HS 2020-10-23 DCI R4 Blue Valley Southwest Vriti Patel & Nathan Perdieu Derby Jayden Moreno & Devon Rux Neg
Derby Panther DCI Invitational HS 2020-10-23 DCI R2 Lawrence Rachel Krambeer & Caitlin Sand Washburn Rural Alivia Cook & Nicolas Navarro Neg
Derby Panther DCI Invitational HS 2020-10-23 DCI R1 Lawrence Free State Emma Stammeyer & Emma Hefty Blue Valley Southwest Brett Cranor & Vinny Sandhu Neg
Wichita East Blue Ace Debate Invitational HS 2020-10-09 Varsit 5 Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Pembroke Hill Emerson Pereira & Aarav Yarlagadda Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N153 N216 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N289 N196 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N171 N378 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N165 N218 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R2 N205 N222 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R2 N193 N366 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 N353 N140 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R1 N324 N136 Con Con 2-0
Derby Panther IE HS 2020-02-28 LD R4 P Ashley Wright Z David Koster Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R5 Donna Jalosjos Derby SC Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R3 Lake Worth MW Lansing WZ Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 VCX R1 Lawrence Free State BH Lovejoy CL Aff
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High HS 2019-12-06 VP RD 2 Derby HS Salina South VK Neg
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High HS 2019-12-06 VP RD 1 Andover BP Washburn Rural DM Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI Quarte Barstow Noah Waldman & Meghana Lakkireddy Mill Valley Adam White & Tanner Smith Aff Aff 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov Quarte Derby Jayden Moreno & Pierre Mason Mill Valley Sarah Johnston & Isaac Steiner Neg Neg 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI Double Greenwood Laboratory Oliver Grace & Jessica Parrish Manhattan Trinity Brockman & Sam Delong Neg Aff 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov R6 Derby Joshua Hassell & Jacob Vazquez Blue Valley North Katherine Koplik & Lizzie Place Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 Nov R5 Shawnee Mission South Greta Albrecht & Julia Schnittker Washburn Rural Abby Boyd & Dayton Wettengel Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R4 Derby Robert Eppler & Kevin Phetsomphou Barstow Niki Adma & Avisha Pandey Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R3 Blue Valley Southwest Rory Stanfield & Chloe Shi Truman Garrett Burton & Ayden Smith Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R2 Topeka Irene Caracioni & Maddie Jacques Barstow Noah Waldman & Meghana Lakkireddy Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier HS 2019-11-01 DCI R1 Maize Jeannine Lopez & Brynnalese Nelson University Lily Scanlon Aff
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational HS 2019-10-05 nov N5 BB SC J CN Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational HS 2019-10-05 nov N4 B GH G TH Aff
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational HS 2019-10-05 nov N3 B EV J RA Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational HS 2019-10-05 nov N2 BB EvSi AA MW Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational HS 2019-10-05 nov N1 G PH E AL Aff
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2018-12-07 CX R4 11 Archer & Schroeder 2 Glaghassi & Hopkins Aff Aff 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2018-12-07 CX R3 1 Harris & Horton 6 Walker & Willis Aff Neg 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2018-12-07 CX R2 7 Nguyen & Halabi 2 Carrillo & Whyte Aff Aff 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament HS 2018-12-07 CX R1 1 Simon & Gallegos 2 Carpenter & Kiragi Neg Neg 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 DCI Semis Shawnee Mission East BH Lawrence Free State YH Neg Neg 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 KDCOP R5 Manhattan AW Topeka Seaman LM Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 DCI R3 Olathe East TB Lawrence Free State WM Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 DCI R2 Washburn Rural KD Olathe West DU Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 DCI R1 Lawrence DR Wichita East GA Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School HS 2018-11-16 SBO Semis Lawrence Free State WM Blue Valley North DM Aff Neg 2-1