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UIL Speech Judges

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Kristen Mancha

Current high school:
Blanco High School

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Blanco High School

Graduated high school: 2009

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I debated and did interp all four years of high school, then won 2nd in state for 2-a C-x debate my senior year, 2010. I placed in tournaments of all sizes, all over Texas in both events. I was a regional finalist for Prose as well. I participated in OAP through out high school and won awards in that too. Also, all four years I had the honor to work with Russell Kirkscey as my coach.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I am a true Tabs judge. I want the debaters to tell me what I'm judging on. Stock issues are important, and Policy issues are as equally substantial. I don't belive in judge intervention. Personal prior knowledge will not sway my decision. I will judge only off of what I watch in the round. The only thing I ask is that, no matter which way the teams decide to go, (Stock or Policy) is that they run their arguments correctly, think through what you are running, don't contridict yourself and use the correct format. Other than that, I just want the debaters to enjoy themselves!


Rounds judged:

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 5 8