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UIL Speech Judges

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Lydia Miller-Wyatt

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached: 20+

Number of tournaments judged: since this is early in the year, last year 12

High school attended:
Midland High School

Graduated high school: 1961

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
Coach for 20+ years, judge tournaments at all levels,

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 15+
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 am a stock issues judge, so I want to hear good, solid cases with good, solid evidence that cover the stock issues. After the 1st AFF, line-by-line is really essential. I am not a fan of ticky-tacky T's, but like legitimate ones.


Rounds judged: 12+
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
While solid communications skills are preferable, I also prefer well-constructed cases on both sides, with well-supported value, criterion and contentions. Refuting the opponent's arguments is also necessary, so following the flow and providing warrants is critical. Spreading for the sake of spreading is not desirable; solid points must be made.

Contact Information

cell: 512 4966675

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 4 5 8