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UIL Speech Judges

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Forrest Hebron

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached: 1

Number of tournaments judged: 15

High school attended:
Van High School

Graduated high school: 2012

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I participated in debate in high school for four years. I competed in LD and CX both for four years. Since graduating I have debated in college in Parli and Policy. I have also coached CX teams that have made it to outrounds at the UIL State tournament. I was a regional finalist in extemp (informative) my junior year.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 30+
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I'm a tab judge and am completely open to judging based on how the debaters tell me to. I am open to all types and styles of arguments, from topicality to Kritiks. If debaters say nothing about the framework used in the round, I will default to a policy making framework.


Rounds judged: 50+
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
I am tab, and will listen to any argument presented in the round. Framework debate can be important, but I generally prefer more work being done on the contention level. Debaters can explain how they meet their opponents framework, and I have no issue with this. I like the use of evidence in LD but it is not necessary for me to be able to evaluate an argument. Please provide voters/ weighing in your last speech so I have a clear method to evaluate the round.

Contact Information

cell: 325 7217135

Availability Information

Meet types:
Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2 5 6