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UIL Speech Judges

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Stewart Beckendorff

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Sealy High School

Graduated high school: 2015

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
Sealy HS Speech & Debate Team Captain (2011-2015) Student Congress (2013 - 2015): NFL National Qualifier: 2014 UIL State Finalist (4A): 2014 UIL State Qualifier: 2013 & 2014 Lincoln-Douglas Debate (2012 - 2015): NSDA National Qualifier: 2015 UIL State Qualifier: 2013 & 2015 UIL Regional Qualifier: 2012-2015 Extemporaneous Speaking (2011 - 2015): UIL Regional Qualifier: 2011-2015

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
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Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
First and foremost, Lincoln – Douglas Debate is a competition that evaluates competitors’ ability to persuade, convey, and relate their respective arguments. I have the expectation that speakers will be clear, but also thorough in their presentation of arguments. Speakers should appear to be organized, which includes the practice of “signposting” and “crystallization” of the arguments presented in each round. In argumentation, I expect to see the fundamental aspects of Lincoln – Douglas Debate. Each speaker should present a value, which is supported by a criterion that demonstrates a means to measure the significance of the attainment of the given value and to compare said significance to that of the opponents’. I expect to see, overall, that the value and criterion are extended throughout the debate. I expect to see that the resolution is linked to both the Affirmative/Negative arguments. I expect to see clash between the arguments presented, and that the warrants and impacts of each argument are analyzed. I expect to have the key components and overall interpretation of the resolution defined.

Contact Information

cell: 979 6275484

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

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I will travel to: 1 3 4 5 8