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UIL Speech Judges

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Shawn Duthie

Current high school:
Holliday HS

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 11

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Bay City High School

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I was a High School Competitor in everything except CX Debate. I am currently a High School coach of every event. My program has produced a State Champion in every event and numerous medalists and finalists.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I am a Stock Issues Judge. As a Coach, I am growing as well, so I am much more open to hearing a Counter Plan now. I believe that CX Debate is a communication event that focuses on the resolution of an existing problem. Speed is an issue, so judge adaptation is crucial to winning my ballot.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
I believe that LD is value centered debate. Debaters should utilize some evidence to substantiate what they are claiming with the case, but their analysis of the information is what will win the argument.

Contact Information

cell: 940 733-1410
office: 940 596-1624

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 6