32 members of the Cary Academy Speech and Debate team, the most ever, traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts over President's Day Weekend to compete in the 45th annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament. The team had it's best showing ever at this tournament which is the largest one in the country during the regular season as 11 students advanced to the elimination rounds in their respective events. In Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate CA had four students reach the elimination rounds, the most of any school. Eric Xing advanced all the way to the final round where he was named the tournament champion on a 2-1 decision. Emily Wang reached the octafinal round before being eliminated, Brian Wei the double octafinal round, and Anisha Rustogi the triple octafinal round. In addition Eric was the 14th place speaker, and Anisha the 22nd. In Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate the team of Georgia Moorhead and Han Zhang reached the double octafinal round where they were eliminated on a split 2-1 decision, and the team of Aryan Nair and Sarah Zhao reached the semifinal round of Novice Public Forum Debate. In Congressional Debate all three Cary Academy entries reached the elimination rounds as RJ Jain, Aleskia Kleine, and Ritvik Nalamothu advanced to quarterfinals.
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