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UIL Speech Judges

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Rebecca Farrar

Current high school:
Abilene Cooper

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 3

High school attended:
Cooper High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I participated in 3 years of high school debate. I competed in Policy Debate where I became an alternate for the national tournament. I have experience in competing in LD, Extemp, and most if not all Interp events. I was captain of our program two years. I now attend Baylor University where I am a ranked competitor in Mock Trial. I travel to nearby schools to judge tournaments.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 7
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I prefer a more unorthodox style of debate. I like to go in with a clean slate, and usually give priority to those who can initially establish some framework. I take into account any and all arguments as long as I am instructed to do so on the flow. There's nothing I wouldn't vote on. I don't mind spreading.


Rounds judged: 6
Approach: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
While I have never competed in LD, I have had close experience with the event. I have judged many rounds. My primary focus is the corroboration between the competitor's value and criterion and how they communicate this.

Contact Information

cell: 325 8640375

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 5 8