North Lenoir, Woodington win 36th Annual Fair Cheerleading Competition

North Lenoir, Woodington win 36th Annual Fair Cheerleading Competition

North Lenoir won its second consecutive high school division championship Thursday in the 36th annual Lenoir County Agricultural Fair cheerleading competition. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Recent history repeated itself in the high school portion of the 36th Annual Lenoir County Agricultural Fair cheerleading competition Thursday.

North Lenoir won its second straight championship while Woodington won the middle school division to dethrone last year’s champion in E.B. Frink. The Raiders also received the highest score of all competitors.

South Lenoir took second place and East Duplin finished third in the high school division. For the middle school competition, E.B. Frink went second and Contentnea-Savannah was third.

Tonya Adams, the cheerleading competition coordinator, said it was one of the best gatherings in event history as many of the approximated 3,500 fair attendants came out for the event.

“There were parents lined up well before the gates opened for it,” Adams said. “Although we had to reschedule the event from Tuesday to Thursday, this was one of the best crowds we’ve had and the community really came together. It almost brings tears to your eyes seeing people from all sides of the county enjoying an event that usually signified the beginning of the fair, but we moved it a couple of days and it was still enjoyed by the people.”

Woodington had the highest overall score in the 36th annual Lenoir County Agricultural Fair Cheerleading Competition on the way to the middle school crown. The Raiders celebrate their win with Kinston mayor Don Hardy. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Woodington had the highest overall score in the 36th annual Lenoir County Agricultural Fair Cheerleading Competition on the way to the middle school crown. The Raiders celebrate their win with Kinston mayor Don Hardy. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

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