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UIL Speech Judges

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Michael Bussey

Current high school:
Graham High School, Hardin-Simmons University, Tarrant County College

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: n/a

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Graham High School Graham, TX

Graduated high school: 2002

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I competed in HS and College. I have been judging speech/debate for 8 years now. I have always considered myself fair and leave my personal opinions out of the topic. I judge on presentation, education, support, and communicating the point. I am a professional journalist for a weekly newspaper and keep myself well-informed on most all areas of life.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: other
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: You have to have the material to support your case, but not just have the material you have to know it. You have to not just state the facts, but support them. You have to be able to not just affirm your ground, but negate the opposing view as well. I believe that while speed is important to get everything in you have be able to be understood. Quality and Quantity go hand in hand.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Equal
Philosophy:
You have to have the material to support your case, but not just have the material you have to know it. You have to not just state the facts, but support them. You have to be able to not just affirm your ground, but negate the opposing view as well. I believe that while speed is important to get everything in you have be able to be understood. Quality and Quantity go hand in hand.

Contact Information

email: michaelbbussey@hotmail.com
cell: 940 5216117
office: 940 7793040

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
Prose/Poetry
Extemp
CX
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 6 Wichita Falls/Texarkana

I will travel to: 1 2 5 6 8