The CA Speech and Debate Team traveled to Sand Hills Community College in Pinehurst on Saturday November 15th to compete in the tournament hosted by SandHoke Early College. The team was the sweepstakes runners up placing second overall as a school. The team's performance was spearhead by close outs in two events. Bharat Modhi and Diviya Vijayakumar closed out Extemporaneous Speaking placing first and second respectively. CA took the top 3 slots in Varsity LD as well with Grace Jin placing first, Nyal Patel second, and Grey Spector third. It was the second tournament in a row Jin has won, and the third straight tournament CA has won Varsity LD. CA took 3 of the 6 places in Novice LD as well with Julia Gong placing second, Kiera Tie third, and Harrison Zhang sixth. The team had a great showing in PF as well with Daisy Gray and Maaya Dev finishing fifth in Varsity, William Fowler and Khushi Surana finishing fourth in JV, and Alex Knott and Riya Thomas fourth in Novice. Jack Stafford was second in Varsity Congressional Debate.Other speech placements included Diviya Vijayakumar placing fifth in Impromptu Speaking, Kendall Bell placing sixth in Extemp, and Evan Erhardt placing seventh in Dramatic Interpretation. Thank you to parent Don Fowler for judging.
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