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UIL Speech Judges

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Maria Adela Gutierrez

Current high school:
Retired from Hebbronville High School

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 38

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Hebbronville High School

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I have coached all of the speaking events at the high school level for 38 years. In those years, I was privileged in having taken students to State-level competition in all of the speaking events, with the exception of Ld debate which advanced to Regionals. I have consistently worked with high school students and coached them, and because of this have realized the importance of impartial, fair judging.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 6
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I will judge the debate that I am listening to that round. I look for clash, and do appreciate a clean debate. I will judge a debate based only on what I hear in that round.


Rounds judged: 6
Approach: Equal
In LD debate, I want to hear the Neg clearlly refute the Affirmative's value. The Neg does not need to provide a contradicting value, but it helps!

Contact Information

cell: 361 522-3700

Availability Information

Meet types:
Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 4 Rio Grande Valley

I will travel to: 1