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UIL Speech Judges

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Lynn Elms

Current high school:
Texas Tech University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 2 years

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I have been involved in UIL for over 25 years. I began as a high school student competing in speech events and then taught high school before coming to Texas Tech University where I served as the UIL Regional Director for Region 1. I had a state winner in poetry interpretation during my coaching and numerous district winners. I've assisted at state tournaments for speech. I was not involved in judging during my time as a regional director because of possible conflicts. I continue to keep informed on speech events because of a love for how communication skills enhance the lives of all students.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach:
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged:
Approach: Issues
I am troubled to answer this with conviction because although communication skills are important the student must present resolution for the best out come. I've judged students with handicaps who may have weakness in communication yet they presented clear, concise resolution. Therefore, I believe both communication and resolution are important to guiding a judge's decision but I would be able to allow for handicaps.

Contact Information

cell: 806 787-9002

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 7 Panhandle

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9