2019 — Salt Lake City, UT/US
LaDawna Applegarth Paradigm
Jennifer Chan Paradigm
Noah Chesler Paradigm
Tatelyn Clark Paradigm
Renee Daly Paradigm
Katelynn Ewell Paradigm
Michaela Griffiths Paradigm
Darian Hackney Paradigm
Tracy Hancey Paradigm
LD - I am a traditional judge, I do not favor progressive LD. I look for clash and a good morality debate. I also favor good communication. If I can't understand you, I can't flow.
PF - I am a traditional judge, do not favor progressive PF. See above.
Robert Hansen Paradigm
Rachael Herrscher Paradigm
Edward Lexis Paradigm
Adrian Sucahyo Paradigm
Jon Thomas Paradigm
Jennifer Vanhorn Paradigm
Grace Weeks Paradigm
I am looking for confidence matched with a clear, understandable debate for the round.
Katie Wilkinson Paradigm
I am a high school English teacher, and current assistant coach at Alta High School. I have taught almost everything from 6th grade through 12th grade. I try to incorporate aspects of speech and debate into my classroom, and watching debate and speech competitors is a treat for me, and shows me what my students can achieve. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to judge your event.
Debate: Debate is about clash. That being said, if you decide to run a "K" and it does not logically fit with the topic, or opponents spend the debate arguing topicality rather than the topic, this could cost points/ranking. Contentions, frameworks, plans, etc need to be clear. Roadmaps are helpful, but not always required. Be ready to show evidence and have logical connections to your contentions, reasoning.
If you are speaking too quickly for me to understand, I will give you a signal. If you continue to go too fast for me to understand, and not seem to acknowledge my signal, this will impact your scoring.
Congress: I am looking for a well presented argument on the bill presented. Memorization is good, but not key. However, you should not be reading directly from your speech, especially further into the debate season. Evidence and logic are preferred in your speech, with references to your sources. My scoring is based on how many quality speeches are given, how many quality questions you as between speeches, and how knowledgeable you are about the topic you are presenting. Being a quality chair who is able to control the house/senate is key as well.
Speech: I am looking for a good speaker, someone I would enjoy listening to, and watching all day. Speakers should have clear voice, appropriate tone, and gestures, we well as props appropriate to topic (as event permits). Speeches should also have clear organization which matches topic and tone. Appropriate presentation and dress are a must.
In all events, be respectful and polite. Attack your opponents case, not your opponent, and always leave, if not as friends, at least acquaintances.