Mollie Fiero Paradigm

Last changed 23 March 2018 1:25 PM EDT

College Prep ‘14
Emory ‘18

Woodward 2018 Note: Really excited to judge the budding minds of debate's future! Please make sure that you speak clearly (even if you sacrifice some speed). You really need evidence about your counterplan in relation to the aff. Its super boring listening to a generic CP/DA with no nuance or specific link/solvency analysis.


I do want to be on the email chains: mollie.fiero@gmail.com

Very few rounds on the Education topic - watch your acronyms/assumed topic knowledge, this is ESPECIALLY TRUE in T debates when its difficult to assess what is "core ground"

Re: Trump -- Durable fiat does not include things your solvency cards say but aren't in your plan text. Understand the executive branch and its power. CX should lay out what is within the scope of the plan and what is up for Trump/his cabinet to decide. I do NOT want to vote on a Trump good politics DA. Don't make me.


1. Be smart, engaging, and nice. Debate in a way that makes you and your coaches proud. Respect your opponents and your partner. Be aware of the gendered and racial implications of the way you speak to/interact with your opponents and partner. Trust that I know what I'm doing, and I'll give you the same courtesy.


2. Flex is good
No insurmountable policy or K bias. I went for T and read a no plan aff at my last tournament. Its good to be a games player, but if one side has an affective argument, or reasons why their argument implicates debate itself those are usually things the other side must at least acknowledge. That being said I am highly literate in 'conservative' policy debate (7+ years of big DA and case debates under my belt) and think those debates are super fun.

AFFS WITHOUT PLANS: You need to have a good explanation (in cx) of - why is this being presented in debate? what is the role of the judge? the negative?

3. Explanation wins debates
Whether it’s the link turn to politics, the K alt, or counterplan solvency, the team with better depth and argument analysis usually wins.

4. Evidence isn’t the end-all be-all
Indicts are great and so is comparison, what I really mean is that true analytics are slayer.

5. I take my task very seriously and will work hard to make the right decision. Even after 4 years of judging high school I'm still learning about myself as a judge, but I am determined to continue to work hard because I respect your time and effort in debates. You and your coaches should be conscious of the way you interact with all judges, but especially (younger) women, queer, and POC judges in post-round interactions.

Finally -- have fun and talk to me if you're interested in Emory debate! innocent cool

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 Finals Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Culmo & Garity Little Rock Central Garg & Lam Neg Neg 4-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 Semis Little Rock Central Garg & Lam Montgomery Bell Meacham & Smith Aff Aff 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 Quarte McDonogh Zuga & Wang Niles West Waters & Kim Aff Aff 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R5 SLC West Kim & Banuri Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Arvanitis & Paneque Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Culmo & Garity Montgomery Bell Kolstad & Jain Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Beharry & Deschappeles Riverwood Crenshaw & Devineni Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R2 Westminster Ishaqui & Khanna Mamaroneck Karas & Ross Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2018-03-23 CX2 R1 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Alia-Arias & Perez Westminster Alford & Bald Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic MS 2017-09-29 VCX Semis Riverwood AD Pace HN Neg Aff 2-1
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX Quarte Riverwood AD Montgomery Bell FD Aff Aff 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX Octas Westminster RF Montgomery Bell ZK Aff Aff 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX R6 Alpharetta MV Henry W. Grady NW Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX R5 USN RC Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet WS Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX R4 Montgomery Bell GL Johns Creek RL Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2017-09-29 VCX R3 Alpharetta MB Montgomery Bell RH Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 Finals Carrollton Agreda & De la Guardia Westminster Rascoe & Mohan Neg Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 Semifi Montgomery Bell Bradford & Kalams Westminster Rascoe & Mohan Neg Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 Quarte Chattahoochee Jeong & Nagabhirava Carrollton Agreda & De la Guardia Aff Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R4 Pine Crest Couture & Daszkal Montgomery Bell Hamilton & Pierce Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R3 Greenhill Ahmad & Wegener Carrollton Agreda & De la Guardia Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R2 Chattahoochee Jeong & Nagabhirava Montgomery Bell Funk & Rankin Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R1 Cambridge Kumar & Sowder Pace Henderson & Nottingham Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL ADW Head Royce CD New Trier BW Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R6 Harker KH Chattahoochee AS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R5 Chicago Lab Schools PL Niles North IW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R3 St. Mark's School of Texas RS St. Andrew's Episcopal DY Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R2 St. Mark's School of Texas VW Glenbrook North BK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R1 Little Rock Central JJ Niles North BL Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 CX2 Semifi Greenhill Grimsley & Khambati Niles West Glancy & Salehitezangi Neg Neg 3-2
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 CX2 Round Marist Zach & Elledge USN Gilliland & Harris Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 CX2 Round Northview Kalra & Juneja Greenhill Eckert & Ravi Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 CX2 Round Chattahoochee Ruppa-Kasani & Xie Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Felix-Padilla & Perez Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 CX2 Round Chattahoochee Dutta & Joshi Westminster Schools-Atlanta Nail & Frank Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL PFB University BM Peninsula TW Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R5 Glenbrook South SS New Trier BW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R4 Centennial LP Blake NW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R3 Marist AV Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R2 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's LG Alpharetta KV Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2015-09-25 JVP R2 Woodward Joshi & Mahadevan Montgomery Bell DeCoster & Nigrelli Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools NoviceJV Debates HS 2015-09-05 JVPol R1 Soulsville Charter WT Montgomery Bell HB Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2015-03-20 CX2 Finals Wayzata Lu & Jain Milton Hackman & Hoover Aff Aff 3-2
GFCA Varsity State Championship HS 2015-03-06 CX R6 Alpharetta KK Milton HH Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championship HS 2015-03-06 CX R5 Marist BZ Alpharetta CL Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championship HS 2015-03-06 CX R4 Pace LS Westminster Schools KH Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championship HS 2015-03-06 CX R3 Alpharetta HW Calhoun KB Aff
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships HS 2015-02-20 JVLD Finals Valdosta LC Starr's Mill MR Aff Aff 3-0
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships HS 2015-02-20 NCX Quarte Marist ZR Westminster Schools NM Aff Aff 3-0
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships HS 2015-02-20 JVCX R4 Calhoun BF Columbus EW Aff
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships MS 2015-02-20 JVCX R3 Marist AV Pace MT Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships HS 2015-02-20 JVCX R2 Westminster Schools BG Westlake WT Aff
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS HS 2015-01-30 OCX Quarte Milton HH Calhoun BK Aff Aff 3-0
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS HS 2015-01-30 JCX R5 Milton HD Marist ES Aff
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS 2015-01-30 JCX R4 Druid Hills LH Paideia AR Neg
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS HS 2015-01-30 OCX R3 Cambridge LL Columbus DH Aff
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS MS 2015-01-30 OCX R2 Pace MT Marist AV Aff
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS HS 2015-01-30 OCX R1 Milton FM Wheeler PB Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX PFB Oc Glenbrook North ST Caddo Magnet MC Aff Neg 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R4 Glenbrook North CL Ft. Lauderdale HG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 CX R3 Niles North WO Chamblee Charter AP Aff