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UIL Speech Judges

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Davis Manoushagian

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Bridgeport High, Bridgeport TX

Graduated high school: 2009

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
In high school I competed in a number of speech competitions ranging from UIL debate, to UIL extemp, to even prepared and extmep speeches in the FFA as well. In these competitions I have had various successes ranging from a state championship (in Agriculture extemp) to 2 district championships and 3 years consecutively at breaking into octos at state.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I am a policy judge, I like to view the resolution as a framework as a call to action (or justification of the status quo). I understand the need for speed (even in Washington policymakers themselves like to read alot on the podium so they can brag to their constituents) but I do not think a debate needs to be a battle of who can read faster. With that said, I have no bias on arguments presented in the round, I just want to see a debater show to me how society is enriched from what specifically they advocate.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Issues
I did not do too much LD in high school and I would be much better at CX. I have judged very few rounds before, but if you want to run through a "how-to" conversation with me about judging I would be more than happy to judge.

Contact Information

cell: 940 2101795

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 5 Waco/Lufkin

I will travel to: 2 3 5