Texas Speech: Qualifiers to the Interstate Oratorical Association


The Interstate Oratorical Association national oratory contest is the oldest continuously running national speech tournament in the United States. Only the top two persuasive speakers from each state are eligible for the contest. In Texas, the speakers qualify for selection at the Spring overall state contest administered by the Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association (TIFA). The 1992 contest was hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and was organized primarily by Tracy Anderson-Wayson.

Jason Meeker, 1990
Randy Cox, 1991
Dhaval Patel, 1994
Jitin Hingorani, 1996
Jimmy Ficaro, 2001
Candice Cuvelier, 2004
Sean Stewart, 2004
Jillian Collum, 2005
Tapashya Ghosh, 2006
Andrew Farmer, 2006
Jillian Collum, 2007
Merry Regan, 2008
Nicole Kreisberg, 2009
Nathan Rarick, 2010
Kyle Akerman, 2011
Nathan Rarick, 2012
Melanie Price, 2013
Ashley Kohbrand, 2013
Farrah Bara, 2014
John Groves, 2014
Thomas Hill, 2015
Blake Bergeron, 2016
Kevin King, 2016
Alishan Alibhai, 2017
Cimmi Alvarez, 2018
Arel Rende, 2018
Sabrina Batten Savoie, 2019
Juan Alfonso Nunez Rodriguez, 2020
David Rodriguez, 2020
Evan Ortiz, 2021