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UIL Speech Judges

If you have corrections, questions or comments regarding this information, please notify The UIL Speech and Debate department at speech@uiltexas.org or 512-471-5883.

Miguel Cruz

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
United South High School

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: No

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I participated in LD Debate my Sophomore year all the way through my Senior year in high school, and I am knowledgeable in the process and structure of debate, as well as the current resolution. I believe that my current occupation as an investigator for the State of Texas allows for me to deliver valuable constructive criticism to the current debaters.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 0
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 feel like the quality of the debaters' evidence can serve to be more valuable than the quantity, given that a more structured plan is more effective than having a larger plan.

LD

Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Philosophy:
Since LD Debate is value debate, substantive issues should be held higher in importance than communication skills. That being said, there are better speakers in debate who might have a weaker case, this is where speaker points come into play.

Contact Information

email: cruzmiguel5@hotmail.com
cell: 512 8176063
office: 512 9234173

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:
LD
Extemp

Travel

Region of residence:
1

I will travel to: 1 4