8 members of the Cary Academy Speech & Debate team traveled to Gainesville Florida over the weekend of October 26th to 28th to compete in Florida Blue Key tournament hosted by the University of Florida. The team had an outstanding showing with 5 of the 8 students competing reaching the elimination rounds. Emily Wang and Brian Wei reached the elimination rounds of Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate. Brian was eliminated in the Octafinal round losing a split 2-1 decision. Emily advanced all the way to the final round where she emerged victorious on a 3-2 decision to become the champion of Novice LD. This was the second year in a row that CA has won this title, and the 5th time overall. In Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate Will Aarons and Jessica Zhong both reached the elimination rounds with Will losing a split 2-1 decision in Double Octas, and Jessica advancing to the Octafinal round before being eliminated. Saajan Patel was a semifinalist in Congressional Debate after placing sixth in his preliminary chamber.
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