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UIL Speech Judges

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Heather Grissom

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Wharton High School

Graduated high school: 2014

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
-Student at Texas A&M -Qualified/Competed in 3A Inaugural Student Congress State Meet -Qualified/Competed in 3A CX Debate State Meet -Qualified/Competed in 3A Regional Meet for Extemp -Competed at district for Prose/Poetry 2 years -Participated in UIL Current Events, Ready Writing, One Act Play, Extemp, CX Debate,and Student Congress all throughout high school

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
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: Strictly stock issues judge, but open to some policy debate (just not as familiar); focused on how the plan is presented and communicated with substantial evidence of quality


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Not familiar with LD or have a background with LD

Contact Information

cell: 979 5339116

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3 5