Wake Forest, N.C. – The deadline is quickly approaching for middle-school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities.

Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to local students 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.

At camp, students will work directly with the players and coaches to learn basketball skills and about leadership and teamwork.

To be eligible to apply, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend the overnight camp and must provide their own transportation to and from the camp if selected to attend.

Applications and more information on the scholarships can be found atwww.wemc.com/basketball.aspx. Applicants will be judged on academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay. Winners are expected to be announced by May 1.

The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships provide a one-of-a-kind educational and athletic opportunity to our state’s youth and reflect Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will award more than 50 sports camp scholarships to students statewide this year.

Wake Electric is a nonprofit electric utility serving more than 37,500 consumers 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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