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UIL Speech Judges

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Allison Alford

Current high school:
Northeast Lakeview College

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
East Central High School, San Antonio, TX

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: no

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I have a Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in Communication Studies and have been teaching Introductory Communication skills and Public Speaking for over 6 years at the university & community college level.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I like to get the whole picture before selecting a winner. Each debater and team has unique skills and I try to view the teams 'in the moment' instead of having a checklist of items they must follow. With my Comm Studies background, I am always examining how well someone expains their topic, but without solid evidence I cannot be satisfied.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Equal
Again, I like to view the whole picture and have someone clearly explain their viewpoint with adequate supporting materials, creating a package deal that sells me on the winner.

Contact Information

cell: 830 515-8066

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1 2 4 5 8