The Cary Academy Speech and Debate team opened its competitive season by participating in the National Earlybird Tournament hosted by Wake Forest University the weekend of September 11th - 13th. The team had an impressive showing led by Evan Ehrhardt who reached the finals of Dramatic Interpretation placing 4th out of 41 competitors. Rachel Shelton was a semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking placing in the top 12 of 43 competitors, and Bharat Modi and Divya Vijayakumar both reached the quarterfinals of Extemporaneous Speaking. Grace Jin was the 9th place speaker and reached the Octafinal round in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate. In Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas Oonagh Stevans was the 7th place speaker , and Chelsea Fang would have cleared to Octafinals except for an error in tabulation. The Public Forum team of Alex Knott and Riya Thomas failed to clear on points in open Public Forum.
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