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UIL Speech Judges

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Andy Hart

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached: 16

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Brenham High School

Graduated high school: 1988

Participated in high school: No

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I coached oral interpretation for 16 years and debate for 10. I have had a handful of state qualifiers in oral interp (2 medalists) and numerous competitors at 4A state CX. I have judged at several regional competitions as well as districts and invitationals since leaving coaching. Most importantly, I love listening to intelligent kids flex their brains around a new topic each year in debate as well as interpers creating meaningful performances.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 3
Judging approach: Policy Maker
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I am a policy maker that likes to hear stock issues. Quality evidence is only such if understood and used to the fullest. I applaud quantity when it is ALL used in a well constructed argument. I am not a fan of kritiks as I would rather hear a debate over the topic. I enjoy creative cases that have unique ways of solving the problem. Bring that counterplan on, but don't contradict yourself later.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
Philosophy:
Tell me a story, give me an analogy, weave me your compelling arguments. You have evidence, bring it on. It's from the 1800s, no problem. However, I want to hear a value AND criteron. Don't ask for my ballot without them. I will love to have you explain to me why a certain philosophy pertains to the topic AND me. Make me care and you can win my ballot.

Contact Information

email: Andyhart@stpaulscds.net
cell: 979 830-795
office: 979 836-114

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
5

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6