Four bus drivers from the Wake County Public School System will be among the 43 drivers competing in the state school bus competition Friday at the State Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Billy McKemey won first place at both the District III and Wake County Bus Roadeos. McKemey is a driver in the WCPSS Holly Springs Transportation District. Matthew Monk of Apex, Stephanie High of Millbrook and Pete Alicea-Rivera of Millbrook earned the chance to compete at the state based on their success at the district and county roadeos.
The school bus drivers will participate in a driving competition to crown the top school bus driver in North Carolina. The winner will receive a cash prize and a trip to represent North Carolina in the national school bus driving competition this summer in Charleston, S.C.