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UIL Speech Judges

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Sarah Cano

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Harlingen High School South

Graduated high school: 2914

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I have competed in speech, drama and debate since middle school. I was a district champion on multiple occasions in multiple events and won numerous school tournaments. I made it to the national and state level, as well.

Judging Philosophy


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 like to judge the same way that a court room would judge. I go into rounds with a clear mind as if i have no background knowledge of the topic at hand. It is the debaters job to prove their side to me and to convince me to believe one direction or the other. I would rather have few pieces of good, strong evidence that prove a point than 10 pieces of weak or irrelevant information that don't do much for the case.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Again, it is the debaters job to prove their case to me. Evidence is important, but if you can better prove a point with one piece of information than someone can with 3 pieces of information than you will win. I would rather a direct, thought out and strong argument be made than a weak with lots of pieces of evidence that cannot be properly pieced together.

Contact Information

cell: 956 5360713

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3