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UIL Speech Judges

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Angela Hale Verner

Current high school:
Amarillo River Road

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 3A

Number of years coached: 15

Number of tournaments judged: 5

High school attended:
Spur High School

Graduated high school: 1989

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I have been a UIL Coordinator for 12 years. I have coached CX Debate, LD Debate, Extemp, Prose,Poetry, all journalism events, Ready Writing, Spellin & Vocabulary and Literary Criticism, as well as Current Events. I have had 3 State Champions in Debate with multiple state qualifiers in most of the events listed above in the last 10 years. I judge on a regular basis and have even judged Ready Writing and all journalism contests at the District and State level. I feel comfortable judging these events at all levels with much experience that would benefit students.Finally, I love judging and being a part of that process as well.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 25
Judging approach: Policy Maker
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: Policy Maker with a tabula rasa default. I am progressive and open to any and all arguments with a warrant for voting. CX Debate is my love so I love judging CX and writing constructive, helpful ballots.


Rounds judged: 10
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Pragmatic and philosophical arguments are equally important. LD is value debate and I like kids exhibiting that with a criterion and value illustrated with real life examples. I had a State Champion in 2008 so I have much experience with LD, as well as, I was an LD debater in high school after attending Baylor Debate Camp my Sophomore year.

Contact Information

cell: 806 6785406
office: 806 3838867

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 7 8