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UIL Speech Judges

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Juan Juarez

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Jarrell High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I competed in UIL in high school. I was an all state competitor in CX and a regional competitor in extemporaneous speaking/prose interp. I competed at the CX State Tournament and the Regional tournament for extemporaneous speaking. I was a strong competitor in prose interpretation who placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th at meets such as Texas A&M Consolidated, Georgetown High School, Westwood High School, Westlake High School and Cameron Yoe my senior year. In college, I competed at the regional and national level for mock trial (I know that it is not an event that you have, but I have plenty of public speaking experience as well) as an attorney and portrayed many witnesses on the stand during mock trial rounds. I was awarded a top five speaker award (attorney) at the largest Texas Mock Trial tournament where many Texas universities competed. I am currently an Assistant Principal at a middle school in San Antonio, Texas and would love to spend some time judging.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
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 equally weigh issues that are presented to me during the round. I am open to either the policy maker or stock issues approach and look for the team that makes the best argument with the most credible sources/quality of evidence. If a team spreads during the round, I look for it to be clear while still allowing the opponents and judge to be able to flow their arguments. I rarely vote on topical arguments unless the team is absolutely not topical.


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