TESC Basketball Deadline Approaches
March 12th, 2014
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C.,- March 12, 2014- The deadline is quickly approaching for middle-school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Central Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities.
Central EMC is awarding two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to local students from Chatham, Harnett, Lee, Moore or Randolph counties this year. A young man will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 21-25 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and one young lady will win a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 23-26 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Applications must be received or postmarked by March 31.
“These scholarships are a fantastic way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” said Janet Jackson, Energy Use and Information Specialist as well as program coordinator at Central EMC. “We’re proud to reward local students for their hard work by providing this opportunity to have fun, make new friends and develop skills that will help them excel on and off the court.”
At camp, students will work directly with the staff to learn basketball skills, leadership and teamwork. To be eligible to apply, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2014-2015 school year, have permission from a parent or guardian to attend the overnight camp and must provide their own transportation if selected to attend.
Applications and more information on the scholarships can be found at www.cemcpower.com or by contacting Janet Jackson at (919) 708-1638. Applicants will be judged on academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay. Winners are expected to be announced May 1.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships provide a one-of-a-kind educational and athletic opportunity to our state’s youth. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are expected to award more than 50 sports camp scholarships to students statewide this year.