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UIL Speech Judges

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Melina Fordyce

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Port Aransas High School, Port Aransas Texas

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I did CX debate all 4 years of high school and went to the State competition 2 years. I also mock judged an invitational meet held at our school so I am familiar with the paradigms and the overall judging process.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I believe that in a debate, the affirmative must fulfill all of their burdens; Solvency, Inherency, Harms, Topicality, and Significance. These burdens should be accomplished and fulfilled to the best of their ability. Thus, if the negative can prove that the affirmative is lacking in one or more areas, the plan stands to be rejected. I believe the best debates lie within the stock issues.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 512 868-7866

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1