Marie Clegg Jones Memorial

2019 — Utah Valley University, Orem, U, UT/US

Heather Allred Paradigm

Hi! I am an experienced judge that loves speech and debate. I have a background in theater, so please speak up and enunciate. I like traditional debate, I like to flow your rounds and I want you to debate your points & your opponents case. Please be respectful and enjoy your round. After all, this should be fun. 

Urian Ayers Paradigm

Debaters should state their arguments and framework clearly, and present their evidence and counter-evidence in a clear and logical manner.

Rachel Billings Paradigm

I was a debater in high school, and I have loved debating ever since I started in the 9th grade. As I judge I am looking for the convincing evidence and confidence.  As long as your evidence is convincing, and you are confident about your case, you will get my vote.

Isaac Erickson Paradigm

I am more traditional. I enjoy statistics from reputable sources.

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Kristy Oblad Paradigm

I participated in Speech and Drama in High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. My brother was a state champion in debate and placed in Nationals. My oldest son debated all through HS and I currently have a son in his second year in debate. I enjoy judging all types of speech and debate. I am the most inexperienced with Policy and Congress. Speaking skills/communications is my predominate style of judging. You must be consistent from start to finish with your hypothesis to conclusion. Contradiction will hurt you. I do not mind if you go fast but if you do you must still be articulate. Speed as a tactic does not impress me. Filler words such as "like" and "um"--I tend to dislike these.

I feel tournaments are a place to practice and get better. That is an important part of participating in debate. If you are well-prepared and I can see your effort and desire for improvement, yet you aren't a top-notch speaker--yet...Your preparation and participation combined with a well researched, reasoned argument will sway me. Make sure you are civil. I can see through tricks/tactics to confuse. I do not appreciate condescension. I do appreciate explanations with the premise that I am intelligent and will be able to follow your argument/presentation if you are well prepared and have a good flow of reason.

Kathryn Ottosson Paradigm

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Caleb Sly Paradigm

Prefer traditional, and slower speech.

Debated Lincoln Douglas a LOT in high school.

Love clear sign posting and voters!!!!

Happy with most arguments if explained, linked, and defended well.

Taylor Smith Paradigm

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Austyn Thomas Paradigm

I am a former traditional LD debater. I like to see a case that has a nice emotional appeal backed with logic and facts. The most important voting factor for me is IMPACT. Tell me why I should vote for AFF/NEG and what sort of impact your case has versus what’s currently happening in the status quo.

Kat Zwack Paradigm

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