MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 2017 TOURNAMENT
May 12-14, 2017
Liberty North High School, Kansas City, MO.
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 2017.
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.Get the details
2016 NIETOC CHAMPIONS
Pictured above from left to right:
1. Humorous Interp: Jake Wallack, University School, FL
2. Original Oratory: Aekta Mouli, Eagan, MN
3. Poetry: Mycah Butler, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI
4. Prose: Debra Moraitis, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI
5. Duo Interp: Tyra Johnson & Edgar Partida, James Logan, CA
6. Dramatic Interp: Isabella Czejdo, McDowell, PA
7. Expository: Gauri Ramesh, Millard North, NE
8. Duet Acting: Clay Parker & Sonali Mehta, Lovejoy, TX
9. Perfect Performance Award: Drew McElvany, Saint Mary’s Hall, TX
Congratulations to 2016 Tournament Sweepstake Winners:
Act 1 Winner: Akins HS, TX, coached by Jesus Valles.
ACT 2 Winner: Lovejoy HS, TX, coached by Tami Parker
ACT 3 Winner: Apple Valley, MN coached by Bryan Hagg.
Josephine Dukes Teacher of the Year Award
Raphael Scott Waldrop,
Hattiesburg HS, MS, Recipient
2016 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner
Saint Mary’s Hall, TX
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 Liberty North High School, Kansas City, MO.
000 NE 104th St,
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