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UIL Speech Judges

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Heather Guthrie

Current high school:
Merkel

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 2 A

Number of years coached: 25

Number of tournaments judged: 5

High school attended:
Baird High School

Graduated high school: 1980

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I have coached all speech events at one time or another for the past 25 years. My speccial love is Interp. I enjoy Extemp. I have judged many times at the state level for both Extemp and Interp. I also serve on the Region 1 Advisory Committee for Interp. I judge at our region every year. I have also judged State CX Debate.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 10
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I want the Stock Issues to be substantial. I can go with Tabula Rosa if I am provided with logic and solid reasoning. I love a good countercase!

LD

Rounds judged: 10
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Philosophy:
I want to know that the resolve has been given deep consideration by the contestant. I must feel that the contestant has really looked at the resolve as a real-life problem, worthy of debate. Excellent communication skills are a must!

Contact Information

email: hguthrie@merkelisd.net
cell: 940 6411600
office: 325 9284667

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
8

I will travel to: 1 2 5 6 8