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UIL Speech Judges

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Michael DeCoursey

Current high school:
Texas Christian University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park Kansas

Graduated high school: 2010

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Although I do not have much judging experience I was very active in high school competitive speaking in Kansas in high school. I was a 6A school. I competed in competitive forensics all four years of high school. I was given a one ranking at the state festival tournament when I was a freshman in prose. As a sophomore I competed in Humorous interpretation and Duet interpretation. I went to Nationals In humorous interpretation and was two points away from breaking top sixty, broke top 40 in supplemental events (Prose and poetry.) I also qualified as a semifinalist at state champions In humorous Interpretation. My junior year I won state champions in duo interpretation, and was a semi finalist in Humorous Interpretation and placed fourth at the national qualifiers in Duo and humorous interp. My senior year I was a finalist at state champions (top 6.) in Dramatic interpretation won first place at the dramatic interpretation national qualifier, although I didn't break top sixty at nationals that year I was able to enter the national catholic forensics league tournament and I broke top sixty in oral interpretation of literature. Prose/poetry pieces

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Communication Communication skills are more important than resolution of substantive issues
Evidence philosophy: quality


Rounds judged: 0

Contact Information

cell: 913 645-1523
office: NA

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 2 5