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UIL Speech Judges

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Samantha Debevec

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No

Conference: N/A

Number of years coached: 5

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Teurlings Catholic High School

Graduated high school: 2005

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I have been an active participant, coach, and mentor in forensics for over a decade now. As a competitor, I enjoyed much success on the state and national level for 5 years (I competed in junior high school for 1 year). A few awards include: Oral Interp State Champion twice and runner up once, Dramatic Interp State Champion, DUO and Duet State Champion thrice, State Thespian award in 2005, 2nd place in OI at the Vilager National Invitational, 3rd place DI winner at the Harvard Invitational, 2nd place in Duo at CFL nationals, 3rd place OI at CFL nationals, 7th place Duo winner at NFL nationals. While a student, I attended the UTNIF forensics camp under Peter Pober during the year 2003. After graduation, I worked as an assistant speech coach for both Teurlings Catholic HS in Lafayette, LA and Leland HS in San Jose, CA while also conducting a speech camp for children ages 9-14 during the summer months. During the school year of 2011-2012, I was the head speech and debate coach for Teurlings Catholic HS. The school won the State Champion Sweepstakes award that year. Though I have judged extemp and LD many times over in the past, I prefer the interp events and feel it more fair to the debate competitors to have a judge more qualified than I.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
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Rounds judged: 0

Contact Information

cell: 337 2242832

Availability Information

Meet types:
Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2