20 Cary Academy students traveled to Southern Pines on Saturday September 26th to compete in the first local North Carolina tournament of the season the Pinecrest Open. The team turned in several strong performances in a variety of different events. In Student Congress Nate Jones placed 2nd in his varsity chamber where Ben Lipson also placed 6th. In Extemporaneous Speaking Davis Braswell was 4th in the varsity division. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate CA won 2 of the 3 divisions offered with Justin Tunley emerging as the champion in Junior Varsity and Mason Reece as the champion in Novice.This was the 5th straight year that Cary Academy has won Novice LD at the Pinecrest Open, and the second consecutive year there has been a close out of at least the top 4 spots. In addition Grace Jin was 5th in Varsity, Oonagh Stevans was 4th in JV, and CA closed out the top four spots in Novice LD with Lily Levine, Viraj Shah, and Anna Ibrahim placing 2nd -4th respectively. In addition Tori Borlase, Kevin Chen, and Salma Said were 3-1 but failed to place on points. Viraj Shah was the top speaker in Novice while Justin Tunley was the top speaker in JV.
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