Carteret County man advances to state school bus driving competition

George Ketchum (Photo courtesy of Carteret County Schools)

CAPE CARTERET, Carteret County - Carteret County school bus driver George Ketchum has advanced to the state competition at the North Carolina School Bus Rodeo on May 25.

Ketchum qualified for the state event by placing highly at the district competition in Fayetteville on April 27. Before that, he won the Carteret County rodeo. He has been driving a school bus for six years.

The competition is based on eight skills tests including turns, railroad tracks, parallel parking and more.

The state competition will be held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

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