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UIL Speech Judges

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Julia Jirovsky

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Waco: Connally High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
2 time State Qualifier in CX Debate (Quarterfinalist and Octofinalist), State Qualifier in Persuasive Extemp. Competed in Prose and Poetry. I judge invitational tournaments in all of these areas including Congress and LD, and I occasionally help out with debate workshops to get novice debaters started.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 6
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 want debaters to offer valid reasons that a policy is or is not workable in the real world.Even the most ridiculous plans are fair game if you can bring real quality evidence to the table and make a quality argument around it.The same goes for the negative team. All I need is a valid argument that show that the plan is ineffective or harmful. Getting caught up in the format of the debate round is not as educational as getting down to actually debating policy.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I'm willing to accept any point of view that is well-presented and supported by evidence or some logical argument. If you want me to give you the ballot, I need you to sell it to me.

Contact Information

cell: 254 640-409

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 5