May 13, 2019
Congratulations to sophomores Ryan Ghose and Livia Wooldridge on placing 19th in the Nation in the Duo Interpretation Speech category at NIETOC! Duo Interpretation is an event where two competitors create a performance taken from comedic or serious literature, and interpret it without looking at or making physical contact with each other. Ryan and Livia performed Stephen King’s “IT,” receiving high regards from their judges at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, or NIETOC for short. Unlike other national tournaments where qualification depends on success at one tournament, NIETOC requires students to demonstrate competitive excellence the entire season in order to qualify, making it difficult to gain acceptance. Schools of all sizes, including some with enrollments of up to 3,000 students, were represented. Great job, Ryan and Livia! Go Panthers!