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UIL Speech Judges

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Sarah Holley

Current high school:
Abilene Christian University

Currently coaching?:

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Northland Christian School

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
In high school, I was involved in both theater and debate. I competed both in UIL, TFA, and NFL tournaments. My main events were Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, and Impromptu Speaking. I also competed in several interpretation events, including DI, HI, and Duets. I have judged several UIL tournaments, including district and regional tournaments last year.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: Communication is of course vital; however, I would like to see the argument follow a logical thought process. Communication skills cannot compensate for a lack of logic and poor argumentation.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
Similar to CX, I value both communication and argumentation in the round. I will not participate in judge intervention for the debaters. Value and criteria are very important to me, and I particularly like to see voter's issues.

Contact Information

cell: 281 2215921

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 8 Abilene/Midland

I will travel to: 1 2 7 8 9