Six Cary Academy students traveled to Gainesville Florida the during the last week of October to compete in the Blue Key Tournament hosted by the University of Florida. CA had an excellent showing with all of its entries in the regular tournament advancing to the elimination rounds in their respective events. CA won Novice LD at this tournament for the third straight year with Julia Gong winning the final round on a 3-0 decision. CA had 2 of the 4 in semifinals with Gong advancing over Sullivan Morgus, and had 4 of the 8 in quarter-finals with Gong advancing over Chelsea Fang, and Hope Ferris losing on a split 2-1 decision as well. Ferris was the top seed in the tournament going 6-0 in prelims, and CA had the top three seeds in the tournament through prelims. Nate Jones advanced to the semifinals of Cogressional Debate after placing 5th in his preliminary chamber and just missed advancing to finals by only 1 rank. Bill Peebles competed in the invitation only Round Robin before the regular tournament began where he competed against seven other top extempers. Bill won the majority of his head to head match ups finishing with a 4-3 record against the other competitors.
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