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UIL Speech Judges

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Amanda Easter

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Crawford High School

Graduated high school: 15

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I competed in CX debate in high school and qualified and competed in the state meet in 2015. I also competed in UIL One-Act Play and several other speaking events that qualify me to judge on a communication and presentation basis.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 4
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
Paradigm: I’m a stock judge; the affirmative plan must fulfill all their burdens. Tell me why a world with your plan is better than a world without it. I dislike kritiks and I wouldn’t recommend running them with me. Speed has no practical purpose in policy debate and will get you docked speaker points if it gets to the point where I can’t understand what you’re saying or I feel like you’re yelling at me. If you give me a roadmap before you present make sure it's brief and that you stick to it. Sign-posting is helpful but not required.


Rounds judged: 3
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
You live and die by your value; if you do not link your arguments to the value, it does not matter in the flow. Also a response to an argument that is not sufficient to turn, negate, or refute its impacts is not enough for me to drop the original argument, even if the opponent drops it in the next speech.

Contact Information

cell: 254 7233045

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5