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UIL Speech Judges

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Micheal Dickens

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 2,5,6

Number of years coached: 7

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Rice High School

Graduated high school: 2008

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I have spent many years successfully competing in these speech and debate categories, and many years coaching/judging large and small schools. When I participated in these events usually advancing to region and state meets, and nationally in college. I have also coached successful participants and teams that have placed high in district, region, and even state. My BS is in Speech Communications from a very reputable speech program and debate teams. I have had the pleasure of being coached by award winning, published, and successful teachers and professors. My education and experiences has made me into a very helpful, and dependable coach and judge for all school types.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
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 Stock Issues judge ie. Legal Model Judging I weigh and evaluate the Topicality, Significance of Harm, the Inherency of the resolve, the Solvency, and Advantage Over Disadvantages. Overall I want to see very thought through and workable resolutions at hand.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
Philosophy:
I have always emphasized the strength of communication skills in order to hold your own in a one on one debate.

Contact Information

email: mdickensumc@gmail.com
cell: 469 6182911
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
6

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8