Central Electric Awards TESC Scholarships
May 7th, 2015
By James Taylor
Sanford, N.C. (May 7, 2015) – Two local students have earned Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from Central Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest college campuses.
Janiya McDougald of San Lee Middle School will attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University, and Zachary Wade of Vass-Lakeview Elementary School will attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both on full scholarships from Central Electric. Janiya is the daughter of Lashanda McDougald. Zachary is the son of Crystal Whitaker and Wayne Wade.
Janiya and Zachary were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included academic achievements, extracurricular activities, an essay and a short-answer question.
At the overnight camps, students will stay in dorms and soak up lessons on the hardwood from the collegiate coaching staffs and student-athletes. Leading the N.C. State women’s camp is head coach Wes Moore, the 2014 ESPNW Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, his coaching staff, and current and former N.C. State women’s basketball players.
The Carolina camp is led by two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players. Coaches at both camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and practice playing hard while working cooperatively.
The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp will be held June 14-17 in Raleigh, and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp will be held June 20-24 in Chapel Hill.
The all-expense paid scholarships, sponsored by North Carolina’s 26 Touchstone Energy cooperatives, provide funding for more than 50 middle-school students from across North Carolina to attend basketball camp. This is the 12th year the cooperatives have awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 10th year the co-ops have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.