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UIL Speech Judges

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Kodilichukwu Akazie

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Sharpstown High School

Graduated high school: 2015

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I have a year experience for CX debate. I have debated for the Houston Urban Debate League, in which I have won 2 semi-finalist junior varsity awards, a octo-finalist varsity award, a semi-finalist varsity award, and a number 1 speaker junior varsity award. I also won first place in the UIL district tournament, and have competed in the UIL State meet. As for my qualifications pertaining to LD, I have won first place in a UIL junior varsity academic meet.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 2
Judging approach:
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 have an offense/defense paradigm. I evaluate the round on which team has more offense on the flow. I like for the debaters to do impact calculus to make it easier for me to decide who wins. I also like to see clash, and when a concession is made by one team, I want to see the other team mention it. I do not mind spreading, but I would prefer the taglines on cards to be read slowly. I do not count the flashing of evidence as prep; however, if the team uses an unreasonable amount of time to flash, then I will start counting it as prep.


Rounds judged: 3
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Organization is very important to me. I want the debaters to give road maps, and to signposts. I would like the debaters to answer their opponent's arguments in the order of which they were made. I also would like the debaters to mention when a concession has been made by the other team. I rarely see debaters spread in LD, but I do not mind it as long as they speak loudly and clearly. Lastly, I want an explanation of why the debater's value/criterion is more important than their opponents value/criterion.

Contact Information

cell: 832 5528007

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3