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UIL Speech Judges

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Elizabeth Wilborn

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: A

Number of years coached: 20+

Number of tournaments judged: 3

High school attended:
Brady High School

Graduated high school: 1971

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I have a passion for speech and debate. Since beginning my teaching career in 1994 I have coached almost continuously. I coach both policy and LD and now Congress. I also coach persuasive and Informative. I have over 20 years experience.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 6
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 believe in the stock issues and both teams need to use them. I believe the affirmative has to find the resolution true AND prove it. I also believe the negative has the burden of clash on the case the affirmative presents without going off on tangents. I want the debaters to tell me who wins and WHY. PERSUADE ME TO THINK THE WAY YOU DO.


Rounds judged: 6
Approach: Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
I want to be persuaded that the values presented are the meat of the case. They need to be supported with equally well debated criteria. Evidence for support is also essential, however not to the extent that we argue about philosophers. I want to see debaters that think outside of the box while working within good debate structure.

Contact Information

cell: 940 6745521
office: 940 8395322

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2 6 7