Wanta, Saantha
Policy Preference Information

I graduated from West Bend West High School in 2012. I have four years of Policy Debate experience, and three years of debating at the state tournament. Last year, my partner and I shared the winning record with two other teams and were placed third. I am currently a linguistics student at UWM. It is your job as a debater to be as clear as possible. I expect a lot of clash. Also, because I do have a background in policy, I would expect you to use some concrete examples to support your claims. When you are arguing talk directly to me as a judge during your speech and tell me why I should vote for you. The same holds true for your other arguments. Good Luck to you all! I hope you have a fun weekend.





LD Preference

Hello State Debaters! My name is Samantha Wanta and I graduated from West Bend West High School in 2012. I have four years of Policy Debate experience, and three years of debating at the state tournament. Last year, my partner and I shared the winning record with two other teams and were placed third. I am currently a linguistics student at UWM.

It seems that I will be judging Lincoln Douglas debate, so here are some things you should know:

First, I have never judged LD before. Sorry, I know that sounds scary. But I have observed many LD rounds in the past, and I am confident that I know what makes a good debate. That being said, it is your job as a debater to be as clear as possible. I expect a lot of clash. Also, because I do have a background in policy, I would expect you to use some concrete examples to support your claims. Finally, when you are arguing that your value should be preferred, talk directly to me as a judge during your speech and tell me why I should vote for you.

Good Luck to you all! I hope you have a fun weekend.