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UIL Speech Judges

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Jonathan Sappington

Current high school:
Vanderbilt Industrial

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1

High school attended:

Graduated high school: 2015

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I competed in CX Debate for three years, placing 4th at district my junior and senior years. I was always very interested in CX Debate and analyzing how different arguments compare to each other. I competed in Extemporaneous Speaking my Senior year in High School,in which I advanced finals at Regionals placing 5th overall.I am very passionate about speaking, and enjoy listening to others presentations.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 1
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 am a Policy Maker judge because I prefer to see myself as a policy maker weighing which of the two debate teams presents the best option. I am enjoy disadvantages and counter-plans and feel as if they are good practice for students, because, in real world politics these are presented and definitely relevant. Although some Policy Maker judges do not prefer a topicality, I place a topicality on equal consideration with disadvantages and counter plans; I feel a debate must be topical to be relevant.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 361 7828390

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 3 4