MSHSL State Debate - PF Community Judge Nominations

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  Debate Coaches:
It is time to begin the judge nomination process for community judges at the 2018 Minnesota State High School League State Debate Tournament.  Each year, the MSHSL hires six unaffiliated "Community Judges" to judge Public Forum Debate; it has been a great way to add publicity to our activity, as well as help further the goal of maintaining Public Forum as an event that is accessible to audiences and judges that do not actively coach debate throughout the year.  Please note that these judges are not "Celebrity Judges" - they are people who may have had experience with competitive debate in the past but have since moved on to do other things.  Past examples of Community Judges have included Mr. Steve Simon (Minnesota Secretary of State), Justice Barry Anderson (Minnesota Supreme Court Justice), and Dr. Maya Babu (neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic).
Bob Ihrig and I will be coordinating the hiring of community judges this year.  Please note the due date for nominations is November 1, 2017.  If you have a name you would like to nominate, please send their name, current position, and contact information (email is preferable, but phone works if you have nothing else) to both and  It would be ideal if you could verify that they are available for this year's tournament (held January 12-13, 2018 at the University of Minnesota), but if you cannot make that contact, Bob and I will work to determine their availability.
Please let either of us know if you have any questions - we look forward to receiving your nominations.
Bob Ihrig
MSHSL State Debate Tournament Manager
Zach Prax
Eastview High School.

October 10 at 10:46 AM · · · ·
Zachary Prax

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REMINDER: We would like to have nominations by November 1; please email to and

October 23 at 11:02 AM · · · ·

MSHSL State Debate - PF Community Judge Nominations
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