Cary Academy was the overall sweepstakes champion of the first of six Dogwood Speech and Debate League regular seasons tournaments hosted by East Carteret High School on Saturday October 14th. The team's effort was led by a dominate performance in Lincoln Douglas Debate with CA winning both the Varsity and Novice divisions. Viraj Shah was the champion in Varsity and Anisha Rustogi was the champion in Novice. Salma Said was 3rd in Varsity, and CA swept the top 6 in Novice with Vicky Jin placing second, Shannon Jenkins third, Emily Zhen fourth, Jay Sagrolikar fifth, and Eric Xing sixth. CA also swept Public Forum Debate with Matthew Schaeffer and Kevin Chen winning Varsity and Olivia Willard and Han Zhang winning Novice. In Student Congress Jonathan Segal placed first, Aleskia Kleine third, and Saajan Patel sixth. In speech Claudia Zimmerman was the champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Olivia Zimmerman and Savannah Lu were fourth and sixth in Declamation respectively.
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