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UIL Speech Judges

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Melynn Mayfield

Current high school:
University of Texas at Austin

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Vernon High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I competed in high school LD debate for 4 years, advancing to State once. As a college student, I've critiqued and occasionally coached high school students with their LD cases and presentation techniques. Also as a college student, I've also judged District Rounds for LD in Vernon. In addition, since I have not judged any tournaments this year, my new exposure to the topic and the cases will enable me to judge the competitors fairly with an untouched perspective.

Judging Philosophy


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


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
I look for a student who demonstrates the ability to react and think quickly to their opponents cases and responses, and make the resolutions of their argument stronger by negating that of the opponent with intelligent points and fervor. Presentation, passion, and clarity of organization of a case are also important in communicating the stance on issues effectively.

Contact Information

cell: 940 8868228

Availability Information

Meet types:
State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1 6