Middle school students can apply for TESC scholarships
February 4th, 2016
By James Taylor
Two local middle school students have an opportunity to play basketball alongside their favorite college athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships sponsored by Central Electric.
A young man will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 18-22 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one local young lady for the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 12-15 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps.
“The sports camp scholarships provide a great opportunity for youth to learn basketball and life skills from some of our area’s best coaching staffs,” said Janet Jackson, Central Electric’s sports camp coordinator. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we encourage all middle school aged youth in our local communities to apply.”
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 are being accepted through March 31, 2016 and can be found online at CEMCPower.com 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 2016-2017 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.
More than 50 students will attend basketball camp this summer on all-expenses paid scholarships from North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Now in its 13th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.