Congratulations to all participants of the 2016 NIETOC tournament! A huge thank you to host Matt Murphy of Denver East. The opening and closing ceremonies were fantastic! We would also like to thank Denver East High School, the Denver East forensics team, parents and everyone involved for their hospitality and efficiency. Bravo on a successful tournament!

Thank you to all the coaches and judges who do such amazing and important work affecting the lives of these students.

Congratulations to all underclassmen in main event semifinals or finals! You are automatically qualified for next year! Those who advanced to quarter-finals already have one bid. Good luck next year!

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



Another Successful NIETOC In the Books!





NIETOC logo


Greetings!

Congratulations to all participants of the 2016 NIETOC tournament! A huge thank you to host Matt Murphy of Denver East. The opening and closing ceremonies were fantastic! We would also like to thank Denver East High School, the Denver East forensics team, parents and everyone involved for their hospitality and efficiency. Bravo on a successful tournament!

Thank you to all the coaches and judges who do such amazing and important work affecting the lives of these students.
 
Congratulations to all underclassmen in main event semifinals or finals! You are automatically qualified for next year! Those who advanced to quarter-finals already have one bid. Good luck next year!

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

Registration link to become a 2017 Bid 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

2016 Sweepstakes Awards

Act 1 Nominees: McDowell HS, PA – The Harker School, CA – University School, FL
 

 

Act 1 Winner: Akins HS, TX, coached by Jesus Valles. Terri Robinson,
Debate Coach, accepted award 

 

ACT 2 Nominees: Bishop McGuinness HS, OK – Lakeville North HS, MN – Marian HS, NE – Rock Springs HS, WY

ACT 2 Winner: Lovejoy HS, TX,
coached by Tami Parker. Duet Champions Clay Parker and Sonali Mehta accepted award

 

ACT 3 Nominees: Hattiesburg, MS – James Logan, CA – Saint Mary’s Hall, TX
 

ACT 3 Winner: Apple Valley, MN coached by Bryan Hagg. Awards were accepted by Assistant Coaches,
Luke Ostrander and
 Daniel Hodges

 

Josephine Dukes Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to:

Raphael Scott Waldrop,

Hattiesburg HS, MS, Recipient

Don’t forget to nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life! You can access the nomination form on the NIETOC website.

2016 Perfect Performance Award and Scholarship Winner


Drew McElvany from

Saint 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.


 
Thank you to Ben Stewart of SpeechWire
who also helped make “the experience” of the
NIETOC tournament a terrific one.

 

The 2017 NIETOC TOURNAMENT
travels to Liberty North High School
 
We look forward to seeing you
In Missouri!