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UIL Speech Judges

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Taylor Kidd

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Carthage High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
Speech and debate are at the heart of the curricular experience offered in Trxas schools--every student should experience it. I debated in high school for four years, winning 2nd place at state in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Extemporaneous speaking was my favorite event and I enjoyed competing at all levels of competition. I hold a BA in American Studies (an interdisciplinary degree program) and a MA in History from the University of Southern California. Currently, I work as a fundraiser for Southwestern University--a private liberal arts college in Georgetown, Texas

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
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


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Because LD is a value based debate, students should be able to present cohesive and comprehensive arguments that fully integrate their value propositions. Students should flow cases well in order to demonstrate significant clash.

Contact Information

cell: 903 7546557
office: 512 8631239

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 5