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UIL Speech Judges

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Simon Garcia

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: coached and judged 20 years

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Laredo Nixon HS--UT-Arlington

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in speech Communication. Currently Global Trainer for Hilton Worldwide Competed in HS and college, UTA Coached in college, UTA (assistant coach for National Champion in Prose) Judged @ university tournaments and high school tournaments in South Texas and North Texas

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: have judged CX for many years, not my favorite event, mostly fill in when other judges no show


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
I believe that the speaker should be well poised as well and aware of his audience. Because this is a communication exercise, I look for all the essentials to be in place, as well as solid references to back up delivery.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 2