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UIL Speech Judges

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Esmeralda Maldonado

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Whitney High School

Graduated high school: 2017

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
4 year HS debater/ Extemper. I competed in CX, Congress, and Persuadive speaking. Advanced to regionals for 2 years in a row as district champ in extend. I advanced to state 2 years in a row for congress and CX debate. District champ in CX two years in a row.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I consider myself to be a stock issues judge. I like traditional debate but will vote for which ever side convinces me and explains thoroughly. I want to see all stock issues covered throughout the debate. Tell me why I should vote for your team. I value speaking overall. I want to see a higher level of thinking performed throughout debate. Absolutely no CPs. Rapid fire is a NO. Will clarify paradigm of needed


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I value speaking and analytical thinking overall. Traditional debate is a must and following the format of LD debate. No rapid fire.

Contact Information

cell: 254 4791823

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 4 5 8