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UIL Speech Judges

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Katherine Ledesma

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Wayne Memorial High School

Graduated high school: 1978

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication/Speech. I have competed in the high school state finals level placing sixth in prose/poetry,informative,and persuasive speaking. I have also placed in the top ten on the national level under the direction of Dr.Carroll of collegiate competition. I know the construction components that produces a qualified and quantified speech. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Communication/Speech from The University of Texas at Arlington.I would like the opportunity to judge forensics competitions and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Katherine M.Ledesma PH:682-556-3970 email:

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach:
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


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Debate relative to current topics. That the students know the subject matter and present it in a conclusive way. That their cognitive reasoning ability be logical and analytical.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2