Four members of the Cary Academy Speech and Debate team traveled to Tempe Arizona on the weekend of January 7th - 10th to compete in the Southwest Championships hosted at Arizona State University. All four competitors reached the elimination rounds of their respective events led by Jack Stafford who placed 8th in the finals of Congressional Debate. Jonathan Segal was 10th in Congressional Debate, and Ben Lipson reached the semifinal round of Congressional Debate. Divya Vijayakumar earned first place in all of her prelim rounds en route to being the top seed in Extemporaneous Speaking. She eventually reached the quarterfinal round before being eliminated..
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