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UIL Speech Judges

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Marisa Matocha

Current high school:
Texas A&M University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:
Cypress Creek High School Houston, TX

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
In high school, I competed for 4 years and have competed in extemporaneous speaking, LD debate, Congressional Debate, Impromptu, Oratory, and Public Forum debate. I also compete in extemporaneous speaking in college competitions.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach:
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged: 6
Approach: Equal
I look for teams providing evidence to back up their claims, the validity of their argument/value and criterion, and I try to make sure each team is defending their case if a certain part of it is attacked. There also needs to be etiquette in the round because the round will run much smoother and will waste less time. If I can't understand what they're saying, I'm not going to be convinced that they should win the round.

Contact Information

cell: 832 3341537

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 3