15 members of the Cary Academy Speech and Debate Team traveled to Gainesville Florida over the weekend of October 27-29 to compete in the Florida Blue Key Tournament hosted by the University of Florida. Eric Xing was the champion in Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate completing the weekend with a 9-1 record and winning the final round on a 2-1 decision. This is the fourth time a CA debater has won this title, and the sixth straight time that one has advanced to the final round of this event. Eric was joined in the elimination rounds of Novice LD by Jay Sagrolikar who was also the top seed after prelims, and Vicky Jin who was also the third place speaker. In Varsity LD Will Aarons reached the octafinals before losing on a spilt 2-1 decision and Viraj Shah was eliminated in the triple octafinals on a 2-1 decision as well. In Student Congress Jonathan Segal and Saajan Patel advanced to Semis, and Jonathan was the winner of his preliminary chamber. Becca Segal broke in both Domestic and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking before being eliminated in the octafinals of both.
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