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WHS Student Sees Success at National Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska


West High School Senior Olivia Grubbs attended the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) in Lincoln, NE, the first time West participated. It was quite the experience! There were 130+ entries in Original Oratory, Olivia’s event, which cut to quarterfinals of 30! We saw some great speeches from around the country, which gave us some ideas on how to make Olivia’s speech better for the bigger main National Tournament in June when we hope she’ll make that big cut from around 250 entries to 60! There were only TWO entries from Iowa schools—Olivia Grubbs and Wyatt Carson from Columbus Community. Remember that both Olivia and West’s Mitchell Dunn will be attending Nationals in June! We wish them luck.