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UIL Speech Judges

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Shaina Lucas

Current high school:
Dallas Baptist University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Cy Springs Cypress, TX

Graduated high school: 2006

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I have judged for San Antonio ISD and Houston ISD for Speech and Debate Tournaments. I have judged these events by myself and timed and also in panels in the finals round. LD Debate I have done extensively for HISD because it is my favorite and it is interesting to see the students different contentions and subpoints for their debate.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 2
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: My paradigm is that the student has to grab me from the start. Not every issue is the most uplifting, but providing great supporting facts and sounding passionate and believable makes all the difference.


Rounds judged: 6
Approach: Equal
I love when students give a roadmap to start. It helps me get a general idea of what their debate will cover and what I should pay close attention to. To clarify the resolution contentions should be clearly stated and each provide supporting sources where the student says out loud when and from who the source is from.

Contact Information

cell: 832 800-7950

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 3