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UIL Speech Judges

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Sara Ghorbanian

Current high school:
Stafford JS

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: AAAA

Number of years coached: 10

Number of tournaments judged: 7-10

High school attended:
Memorial HS

Graduated high school: 2004

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
Coached, Taught, and was in Competitions for debate

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy: Quality over Quantity
Paradigm: Rate of delivery not too fast not too slow, quality and topicality of information is as important as debate theory.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues over communication skills.
Hate contradictory negatives

Contact Information

office: 713 295-5223

Availability Information

Meet types:
Every event, within the 3,2, and 1 areas.

Qualified for:
All speech events


Region of residence:
Houston, Tx

I will travel to: Anywhere