Sports Camp deadline is March 31

The deadline is quickly approaching for middle-school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Central Electric to attend summer basketball camp at two of the state’s largest universities. 

A young man will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 17-21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one young lady for the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 11-14 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps.

At camp, students stay overnight in dorms on campus, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court and receive direct individual and group instruction from coaches to enhance their basketball ability. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2005 and 2009 Tar Heel national champion men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff and current and former players.

Applications must be received or postmarked by March 31 and can be found online at under the “Community” tab. Applicants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must be submitted with the application. To be eligible, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2017-2018 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian. Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Central Electric’s Janet Jackson at 919-708-1638 for more information.