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UIL Speech Judges

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David Carpenter

Current high school:
Huffman ISD

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 2

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Forest Hills Northern, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduated high school: 2005

Participated in high school:

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Former debater. Six years experiance judging CX in multiple states at invitationals, TOC qualifiers, district and state tournaments. Four years experiance judging extemp at invitational and district tournaments. Two years experiance as a tournament coach.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I am a policy maker, making my decision based on which team has presented the best policy option based on the evidence presented in that round. Kritiks are also acceptable as long as they contribute to the educational nature of debate by not being overly general and by being presented in such a way that everyone in the round can understand the argument. I am also a big fan of solid theory and topicality arguments, however I have a very high standard for what is required to win a ballot on theory or T.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 281 330-4756
office: 281 324-7611

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 3