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UIL Speech Judges

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Sarah Kuntz

Current high school:
University of Texas-Austin

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 1

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Taylor High School

Graduated high school: 2005

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I partcipated in C-X debate all four years of high school. During my C-X career, I won the top speaker award, placed in every meet I attended from my sophmore year on, and went to State my senior year. I was C-X captain my Junior and Senior years of high school, and often taught C-X debate rules, procedure, and etiquette to the rest of the class. As a freshman in college, I judged several events and assisted in teaching the debate students at Taylor High School.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I believe the affirmative needs to cover all the stock issues with plenty of relevant and current proof. The negative should counter every stock issue, and I like a good and reasonable disadvantage argument, as well. I will not listen to kritiks because I do not feel it is the responsibility of the negative to attack the resolution, but to only attack what the affirmative has presented. I will only accept counterplans if they are topical, reasonable, and accompanied by attacks of the stock issues the affirmative presented. Eloquence in presenting logical arguments is essential and I prefer to not listen to rapid fire or speakers that speak too fast. I am interested in content and presentation, not trying to keep up with someone speaking.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
Eloquence in presentation of logical and reasonable arguments is very important to me.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1