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UIL Speech Judges

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Karis Ford

Current high school:
University of Texas Arlington

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Rockwall High School, Rockwall, Texas

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I have judged all these events in the past. Competed in LD and extemp. (NFL national qualifier in extemp 2012) as well as studied CX debate and Prose in high school.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 1
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: A winning CX Team is the one that can not only strategize, but can also make genuine persuasive arguments that are true to the real world impacts.


Rounds judged: 8
Approach: Equal
LD is based in argumentation first and foremost. To be successful, debaters must show they grasp the nuances of the resolution and debated topics.

Contact Information

cell: 214 695-7168

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 2