Neuse Charter Students To Compete At Johnston County Spelling Bee

(From left to right): Neuse Charter School Principal Sharon Johnson congratulates spelling bee winners Julia Bridges and Whitley Kate Moore along with Amy Turnbaugh, NCS assistant principal. The two girls will represent the charter school at the Johnston County Spelling Bee in early 2017.

Neuse Charter School finalized their competitors moving forward to the regional spelling bee earlier this week.

Julia Bridges, age 11, daughter of Kevin and Kelly Bridges  of Smithfield, won in the middle school division and Whitley Kate Moore, age 10, daughter of Andy and Lydia Moore of Smithfield, won for the elementary school division. Both young ladies will represent Neuse Charter in the countywide spelling bee in February and March 2017.

Moore said she is excited to represent her school. The 5th grader practiced more than 14 pages of words winning her school’s competition with the word hooves.

Bridges put in an equal amount of time and work preparing to take on students in higher grades.  “It’s an honor to represent my school,” said the 6th grader. “I hope I do well in the county spelling bee.”

“These two young ladies are some of the best and brightest our school has to offer. They worked hard and their dedication shows,” said Sharon Johnson, Neuse Charter School principal. “We’re excited to cheer them on as they strive for their goals at the next level of competition.”