Wake Forest, NC— Wake Electric is proud to announce its 2013 Touchstone Energy Sports Camps scholarship winners.
Chloe Bowman of G C Hawley Middle School in Granville County was awarded the N. C. State Basketball Camp Scholarship. Evan King of Wendell Middle School in Wake County was awarded the Roy Williams’ Basketball Camp Scholarship from Wake Electric.
Chloe is the daughter of Timothy and Tracie Bowman and Evan is the son of Mark and Cheryl King.
“Wake Electric is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and the chance to learn from NCAA coaches and student-athletes,” said Darnell Alford, business operations specialist for Wake Electric. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”
Chloe and Evan 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 hardwoods from the collegiate coaching staffs and student-athletes. The staff of the N.C. State women’s camp includes head coach Wes Moore, who joined the Wolfpack women in April after 15 seasons at Chattanooga, and current N.C. State women’s basketball players.
The Roy Williams camp is led by two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams and current and past Tar Heel basketball players. Staff at both camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and encourage them to work as a team and set and achieve goals.
The N.C. State Women’s Basketball Camp will be held Aug. 1-4 in Raleigh, and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp will be held June 15-19 in Chapel Hill.
The all-expense paid scholarships, sponsored by North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, provide funding for more than 50 middle-school students from across North Carolina to attend basketball camp. This is the tenth year that Touchstone Energy has awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the eighth year that the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.
Awarding Touchstone Energy Sports Camps scholarships is another example of Wake Electric’s commitment to local communities. For more information on the Touchstone Energy Sports Camps program, visit www.wemc.com/basketball.aspx.
Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility serving more than 37,000 consumers in parts of Franklin, Durham, Granville, Johnston, Vance, Nash and Wake counties.