MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 2018 TOURNAMENT
May 11-13, 2018
Denver East HS, Denver, CO
About the Competition
The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions will bring the nation’s best and brightest students and teachers in Oral Interpretation and Oratory together to participate in a Tournament of Champions.The TOC will provide students exposure to a diverse group of performers and literature from the nation’s best and brightest in Oral Interpretation and Oratory. This event will provide renewal for teachers with guided workshops, networking opportunities with programs nationwide, and strategies for increasing student achievement. We look forward to seeing you at the NIETOC in 2018.
The NIETOC reserves the right to deny or refuse to accept the application from any participant to the competition. The NIETOC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or alter the procedures, rules or regulations regarding any aspect of the competition without notice. Students who qualify for the NIETOC are able to enter up to two main events and two supplemental events. The choice of events to participate in is up to the student(s), along with coaches and parents.
The NIETOC will offer competition in: Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Duet Acting. We will also offer the supplemental events of Prose and Poetry and Expository. Champions in Main Events and Supplemental Events will receive scholarships. The Josephine Mamie Dukes Outstanding Teacher Award will also be presented to an outstanding Coach. Students MAY DOUBLE ENTER in main events. If they do not advance to a main event semifinal round, they MAY DOUBLE ENTER in supplemental events. The NIETOC is designed to give competitors an amazing competitive experience, with its student centered schedule and competitive cost and minimal judge requirements.
2017 NIETOC CHAMPIONS
Pictured above from left to right:
1. PROSE–Jaime Gomez from Harlingen High School South in TX, coached by LeeAnn Ince
2. DUET ACTING–Noah Graham and Courtney Carr from Liberty North in MO, coached by Kim Lenger
3. EXPOSITORY–Elsie Goren from Eagan in MN, coached by Rita Anderson & Ben Anderson
4. POETRY–Mycah Butler from Midwest Speech & Debate in MI coached by Tom Roccotagliata
5. HUMOR–Katie Coonce from Blue Springs South in MO, coached by Katie Rucinski
6. DRAMA–Abigail Stewart of Ardmore High School in OK, coached by Brian Gunter
7. ORATORY–Arasha Lalani from Ronald Reagan High School in TX coached by Brian Eanes
8. DUO–Derek Collins and Kerrington Anderson from Hattiesburg High School in MS, coached by Scott Waldrop & Reggie Chapman
Congratulations to 2017 Tournament Sweepstake Winners:
Act 1 Winner: Tuloso-Midway HS of TX, coached by Tasha Kneis
ACT 2 Winner: Harlingen High School South of TX, coached by LeeAnn Ince
ACT 3 Winner: Ronald Reagan HS of TX, coached by Brian Eanes
2017 Josephine Dukes Teacher of the Year Award
Anita Boyd of Laurel Christian HS in MS,
pictured with Shane Cole and Scott Waldrop
2017 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner
Derek Collins from Hattiesburg High School in MS,
pictured with Demond Wilson, President, and Founder of NIETOC
How To QualifyThe 3 ways to qualify
There are three ways to qualify for the NIETOC:
automatically, with bids, or as an at-large.
A. Novice-level results are not applicable for automatic, bid or at-large qualification.
B. Although a host school’s team may compete in their tournament, they are not eligible for a
bid from that tournament. They may, however, use those results as part of their at-large application.
C. Students may qualify through competition in a main event (DUO, HI, DI, OO, DUET) only.
Interested in becoming a Bid School?
Do you have a Nominee for Teacher Of the Year award?
The conference is being held at the Denver East High School, Denver, CO.
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, Colorado 80206
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Dear Jan, Greetings! Congratulations to all participants of the 2017 NIETOC tournament! A rip-roaring pep rally opened the tournament and a performance by the Liberty North Theatre Department highlighted our 2017 awards ceremony. A huge thank you coach Kim Lenger...
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