Local Student Attends Roy Williams Basketball Camp
July 1st, 2013
By Heather Vaughan
Chapel Hill, N.C., July 1, 2013 – A local student shot hoops and ran drills with college coaches and athletes during basketball camp at the University of North Carolina, thanks to a scholarship from Central Electric Membership Corporation.
Seth Rison, a rising 6th grader at Pollard Middle School, won a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship to attend the June 15-19 Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill. Seth is the son of Katrina McConkey of Pittsboro.
“Seth is an outstanding student, athlete and community member, and Central Electric is pleased to offer students like him the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and to learn from some of the NCAA’s best year after year,” said Janet Jackson, Energy Use & Information Specialist at Central EMC.
Scholarship winners were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed an application that included academics, extracurricular activities and an essay. At camp, athletes stayed in dorms and worked directly with Roy Williams, his coaching staff, and current and former Tar Heel basketball players on fundamental skills that will help the campers excel on and off the court.
This is the eighth year that North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, including Central EMC, have sponsored young men to attend basketball camp at UNC. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have also provided scholarships for young women to attend basketball camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh for the past 10 years. More than 50 students statewide won scholarships to attend basketball camps on the two college campuses this summer.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program is part of the electric cooperatives’ ongoing commitment to North Carolina communities