Northwest’s Nathan Turacy places fifth in national prose interpretation contest
Northwest’s Nathan Turacy places fifth in national prose interpretation contest
Posted on 05/18/2018
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Nathan Turacy & Amberley Tanner
Nathan Turacy & Amberley Tanner

Northwest High School student Nathan Turacy placed fifth in the nation in prose interpretation at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions recently, while two other Texan students placed in the top 25 of their event.

Nathan performed a piece entitled “Touch of Beauty” written by faculty advisor Amberley Tanner for his final round of competition, earning fifth-place honors. In the duet acting event, Texan students Zachery Finley and Joe Skipper placed in the top 25 in the nation, earning quarterfinalist honors.

The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions was held May 11-13 in Denver, Colorado, and features some of the top oral interpretation and oratory students from across the United States. Roughly 900 students representing 40 states competed in this year’s competition.

Northwest’s speech students will next compete in the National Tournament for Speech and Debate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in June. Before that, Northwest families and friends can see the students perform in a celebratory public performance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the school’s black box theatre.