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UIL Speech Judges

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Autumn Highsmith

Current high school:
Attorney (former L/D Debate State Champion 4A)

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Midway High School (Hewitt, TX)

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I was the state champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate (4A) in 1995. Additionally, I competed in Extemporaneous speaking at the Regional level. I was also the top speaker in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the Texas Forensic Association state tournament in 1995. I am a law firm attorney, but miss debate and would enjoy participating at some tournaments as a judge.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I am not very familiar with CX debate and would probably not be the best judge.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Equal
Philosophy:
In my opinion, being able to see the big picture is the most important part of Lincoln Douglas debate. A debater needs to make well reasoned, value-based arguments that support their case. Philosophical support for a position is very persuasive to me.

Contact Information

email: autumn.highsmith@att.net
cell: 214 773-8169
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:
Extemp
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 2