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UIL Speech Judges

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Ashton Johns

Current high school:
Trinity Valley Community College

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 7-10

High school attended:
Van High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I was not a competetor in Prose/Poetry but I have judged the events basically at every tournament since i have graduated. I competed in both Informative and Persuasive in school, but mainly Informative. Placed at many tournaments and at all four districts. I have also judged these events numerous times. CX was my passion in school. I competed all four years. Attended WTAMU speech and debate camp every summer in the varsity class and UT Austin my freshman year. I debated and placed in many tournaments as well as district and state. I competed on the UIL and NFL circut under my amazing coach Kristi Wallace who as taught many state champions. I am still currently judging at tournaments in East Texas.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 21
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I am a policy maker. If in the status quo the affirmative plan will benifit the most people in society with less disadvantages then I will pass it. However, if it is not for the greater good then i will not. If neither teams provide enough clash, then I will result back to stock issues. I do think Topicality is important as well as Disadvantages. I strongly dislike counterplans and kritics and would prefer to avoid theses issues. I would rather see a more quality arguments in the debate then a quantity of arguments.


Rounds judged: 2

Contact Information

cell: 903 752-0451

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 5 Waco/Lufkin

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8