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UIL Speech Judges

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Caleb Hudgens

Current high school:
Nevada Community

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 3A

Number of years coached: 3

Number of tournaments judged: 20

High school attended:
Haskell High School

Graduated high school: 2006

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
As a participant, I qualified for CX State Out Rounds all four year, winning 2nd in 2005, and breaking to quarters in 2006. In extemp. I qualified for state in 2005 and 2006. In OAP qualified for state in 2005 and had multiple Best Actor awards. Participated in prose and poetry, parli, and extempt., and was relatively successful. As an assistant coach I've gotten two teams to the elimination rounds at 3A state CX and several interpers to regionals (Bridgeport and Hico high schools). As a coach, qualified a team to quarters in 2013. Currently have 2 in LD regionals. I have a passion for both interpretation events as well as policy based events. I love speaking events and believe they hugely impact students' futures.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 15
Judging approach: Policy Maker
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: I have three ways to vote: Aff, CP or SQ. Defend one. If you want me to vote on a K Alt. you must relate it to a policy option. Be nice, but not a push-over. Tell me how to vote. Speak up. Fine with speed.


Rounds judged: 15
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Who has the biggest impacts in the round? Whose criteria best upholds their value? Which ought to be valued more highly?

Contact Information

cell: 940 2561620

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 5 6 8