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UIL Speech Judges

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Taylor Dodson

Current high school:
Baylor University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Ennis High School (Ennis, Texas)

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Competed in both Poetry Interpretation and Cross-Examination Team Debate in high school. Competed in state meet for Poetry Interpretation in 2008, 2009, 2010. 1st place at state meet 2009, 2010. Competed in state meet for Cross-Examination Team Debate in 2011, made it to octafinals, silver gavel speaker award.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 16
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I'll accept any argument brought to the table. That being said, make sure that anything presented is well warranted. I need to know what you are saying/arguing/reading and YOU need to know what you are saying/arguing/reading, so do not present evidence that you cannot provide accurate analysis along with. Speed isn't an issue as long as you make sure that you are still communicating effectively.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 214 9492320

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 5 Waco/Lufkin

I will travel to: 1 2 5