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UIL Speech Judges

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Zoe Christiansen

Current high school:
Texas A&M University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I did Cross-Examination debate in high school on UIL and TFA circuits. I have both judged and competed in UIL Lincoln Douglass Debate. I also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking at UIL and TFA tournaments, including TFA State. I currently compete in Extemp on a collegiate level. I have also judged Poetry and Prose at UIL Tournaments.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I like to see clash and I like a well-structured, well-flowed case as opposed to a disorganized one. When it comes to K's, I always advise competitors to not run one unless they can do it well.


Rounds judged: 3
Approach: Equal
I like to see the case tie back to the value/criterion. I also like to see clash here, as well as organization.

Contact Information

cell: 713 344-8020

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 5 Waco/Lufkin

I will travel to: 1 3 5