14 members of the Cary Academy Speech and Debate team traveled to Charlotte the weekend of January 8th - 9th to compete in the Laird Lewis Invitational hosted by Myers Park High School. The team had an outstanding showing placing 6th overall out of 50 schools from over 10 different states. The team's effort was led by Evan Ehrhardt who placed first in Declamation and reached the semifinals of Dramatic Interpretation; as well as reaching the final round of Duo Interpretation with his sister Emma placing 6th. Emma was also the top seed in Original Oratory where she reached the final round before being eliminated, and reached the final round of Informative placing 3rd. Julia Gong was also a semifinalist in OO as well as a finalist in Informative placing 5th. Eve Taylor reached the semifinal round in Radio Speaking. In Student Congress Nate Jones placed second in his prelim chamber to advance to the final session where he placed 7th overall. Anjali Velu and Matthew Mitten just missed reaching finals placing 6th and 7th in their prelim chambers respectively.
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