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UIL Speech Judges

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Michael Heath

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Crandall HS

Graduated high school: 2016

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I debated four years of my high school career. I competed at UIL state in CX and made alternate to state my freshmen and qualified sophomore, junior, and senior year, debated at the NSDA National tournament, and TFA tournaments and TFA state.Did two years of LD at several tournaments. Did extemp for four years and qualified to state once and alternate another year.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 4
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
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: Very opened minded. Open to any Kritiks, counter plans, theory, etc. Whatever basis for decision the debaters can agree on will be used as a judging standard.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
For the purposes of judging LD debate, I would define myself as tabula rasa. I care to see arguments framed/contextualized in terms of competing policy options or the status quo will be the easiest for me to understand. There is nothing I will refuse to evaluate so long as it is well-warranted.

Contact Information

cell: 214 9347868

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 4 5