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UIL Speech Judges

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Jenny Erwin

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached: 15 yrs

Number of tournaments judged: 9

High school attended:
Hamilton High School

Graduated high school: 1967

Participated in high school: No

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I coached CX and LD debate for 15 years at Kermit High School.During this time I have judged all speaking events at invitational and regional meets. I have a Master of Arts with a Communications concentration. I have coached district champions in CX, LD and Extempt.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 3
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: I am a policy maker/stock issues judge. I want the aff. to present and defend a workable plan. I want the neg. to show why the aff. plan will not work or why they have a better way. I judge based on the information I hear in the round. I believe debate is a communication exercise and therefore must be presented at an understandable rate of speed. I want to be convinced you understand you understand what you are talking about. Do not just recite piles of evidence.


Rounds judged: 4
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I want each debater to present a case supporting or opposing the resolution. Their case should have a value and resolution that support the resolution. The debater must persuade me that he or she understands what they are talking about and or not just reciting a case handed to them.

Contact Information

cell: 432 5564793

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 7 8 9