As we look forward to the Thanksgiving season, the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you–the students and teachers who attend the tournament, the bid schools who host qualifiers to the tournament, and our Executive Board and Committee members who are some of the best teachers in Oral Interpretation in the country–for making the NIETOC the largest tournament of champions and one of the best national tournament experiences offered.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Greetings!
As we look forward to the Thanksgiving season, the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you–the students and teachers who attend the tournament, the bid schools who host qualifiers to the tournament, and our Executive Board and Committee members who are some of the best teachers in Oral Interpretation in the country–for making the NIETOC the largest tournament of champions and one of the best national tournament experiences offered.

 

From the beginning, the NIETOC envisioned providing unique experiences for students in Oral Interpretation. NIETOC makes possible networking opportunities, college scholarships, and workshops guided by master teachers and celebrities, as well as opportunities of renewal for teachers. We continue to offer top-quality lodging at affordable prices, unique crystal trophies, and above all, the awareness that the NIETOC Board is here to serve and honor those schools that attend our tournament.

 

We now look forward to the 2017 NIETOC in Kansas City, MO hosted by Liberty North High School.
Sincerely,

The NIETOC Executive Board

 
Congratulations to Tournament Champions!

2016 EVENT CHAMPIONS

(pictured above from left to right)

 

Humorous Interp:
           Jake Wallack, University School, FL
Original Oratory:
Aekta Mouli, Eagan, MN
Poetry:
            Mycah Butler, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI
Prose:
            Debra Moraitis, Midwest Speech & Debate, MI
Duo Interp:
            Tyra Johnson & Edgar Partida, James Logan, CA
Dramatic Interp:
            Isabella Czejdo, McDowell, PA
Expository:
            Gauri Ramesh, Millard North, NE
Duet Acting:
Clay Parker & Sonali Mehta, Lovejoy, TX
Perfect Performance:
            Drew McElvany, Saint Mary’s Hall, TX

 

AND Congratulations to 2016 Tournament Sweepstakes 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.

 

Will You Be There in 2017?

 2017 NIETOC
May 12-14
Join us in Kansas City, Missouri


 
Li
berty North High Schoo
l
1000 N
E 104th St.
Liberty, MO  64068
2017 NIETOC HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

 

The beautiful Westin Hotel at Crown Center is the host hotel for the 2017 NIETOC. It is also the location for our Coaches Breakfast and tournament registration.


Rooms are $139 per night. 

 Book your rooms early for this special rate. 

 

Nominate Josephine Dukes Teacher 
of the Year Award
 
Recipients must be nominated by a student. Send the name and school of the person you would like to nominate to
info@nietoc.com,

and we will send you the nomination form.

Josephine Dukes spent a majority of her life giving, loving and serving her community. She believed “first you have to love the student, then and only then, can you teach them.” We are seeking teachers who exemplify learning, love, community, optimism, generosity and respect for all. As a student, if you feel your teacher is deserving of this honor, please fill out and submit the forms on our website.   

 

 

Congratulations to:

Raphael Scott Waldrop,

Hattiesburg HS, MS, 2016 Recipient

 

2016 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner

 

Drew McElvany fromSaint Mary’s Hall, TX

with Demond Wilson,

President and Founder NIETOC

 

Drew McElvany was the winner of the 2016 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship as the top individual performer at this year’s tournament. See the
Perfect Performance website for more information about Perfect Performance workshops and camps.