Wake Forest, NC— Wake Electric and North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are offering all-expense paid scholarships for middle school students to attend basketball camps this summer at two of North Carolina’s largest college campuses.

Young women can apply to attend the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy at N.C. State University in Raleigh from June 24-27, 2012, and young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from June 16-20. Wake Electric will award scholarships to one boy and one girl and is accepting applications now through March 30, 2012.

Applicants sponsored by Wake Electric must live in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Vance, Granville, Nash
or Franklin counties but do not have to live in households served by Wake Electric in order to win.

“Wake Electric is thrilled to continue our tradition of awarding these scholarships to outstanding students,” said Fred Keller, manager of member and energy services at Wake Electric. “This program provides kids with an unforgettable opportunity to work with collegiate coaches, experience life on a college campus and develop fundamental skills that will help them excel both on and off the court.”

Students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade are eligible to apply. More information and applications, which are judged on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay, can be found at www.wemc.com/basketball.aspx or by contacting Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863-6312.

More than 50 students across the state will attend basketball camps this summer through the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program, a reflection of the electric cooperatives’ commitment to community.

Wake Electric is a nonprofit electric utility serving more than 35,000 members in parts of Franklin, Durham, Granville, Johnston, Vance, Nash, and Wake counties. For more information on Wake Electric, please visit www.wemc.com.


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