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UIL Speech Judges

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Barbara Lien

Current high school:
Robert G. Cole Middle/High School

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: 2A

Number of years coached: 10

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:
Mansfield Area High School, Mansfield, PA

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: no

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
Speech Communication and Debate Teacher for the past 20 years.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: Stock issues approach with good quality evidence supporting a logical case. Great job of expression is appreciated with signposting.


Rounds judged: 9
Approach: Equal
Clear argumentation, natural and conversational presentation, and logical analysis supported by both philosophical and pragmatic evidence make a wonderful debate round to judge.

Contact Information

cell: 210 279-8636
office: 210 368-8730

Availability Information

Meet types:
State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1