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North Carolina's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Award 55 Students Scholarships to State's Most Renowned Basketball Camps

Raleigh, N.C., June 20 2007—Fifty-five students who earned Touchstone Energy Sports Camps scholarships to attend the Kay Yow Basketball Camp for young women and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp for young men will take to the courts beginning this weekend.

Winners were selected based on their scholastic and extracurricular activities and an essay that accompanied the application. The Kay Yow Basketball Camp will be held June 24-28 at N.C. State University and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp will be held June 23-27 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hundreds of middle school students from across the state applied for the scholarships.

“This is the fourth year that North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sent exceptional young women to the Kay Yow Camp, and it is our second opportunity to send deserving young men to the Roy Williams Camp,” said Jane Pritchard, director of corporate communications for North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives. Pritchard continued, “This is something we look forward to every year, and it’s an honor to see these middle school students participate in a camp based on their scholastic achievements and extracurricular activities.”

Conducting the Kay Yow Basketball Camp is Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductee Coach Kay Yow and members of her Wolfpack women’s basketball team. Roy Williams, coach of the 2005 National Champion Tar Heels, and members of his current team will teach the Roy Williams Basketball Camp. Both camps will work closely with each camper to foster the development of fundamental skills that will help the young athletes perform and excel both on and off the court.

Teaming with Coach Yow and North Carolina State University and Coach Williams and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth keeps with the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.      

North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives - are part a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 600 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 45 states deliver energy and services to more than 22 million customers every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives are local, active members of their communities dedicated to serving commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

List of Scholarship Winners:

Name of Scholarship Winner

Hometown

Sponsoring Electric Cooperative

Kay Yow Camp Winners

Tamara Leary

Edenton

Albemarle EMC

Megan Lyons

Sparta

Blue Ridge EMC

Haven Jones

Nakina

Brunswick EMC

Molly Clever

Buxton

Cape Hatteras EC

Stacey Wainwright

Morehead City

Carteret-Craven EC

Tyesha McLean

Vass

Central EMC

Taylor Lynn Moore

Williamston

EMCEMC

Brianna Clegg

Reidsville

EnergyUnited

Summer Leverette

Turkey

Four County EMC

Renee Reid

Roanoke Rapids

Halifax EMC

Lindsay Corbin

Sylva

Haywood EMC

Desiree Baxter

Jacksonville

Jones-Onslow EMC

Colleen Chavis

Red Springs

Lumbee River EMC

Brittany Hudson

Rockingham

Pee Dee

Brooke A. Wright

Hillsborough

Piedmont EMC

Sable Scott

Carthage

Randolph EMC

Jessica Staley

Asheboro

Randolph EMC

Chelsea Beaver

Lincolnton

Rutherford EMC

Lauren Mulier

Stedman

South River EMC

Krystal Smith

Dunn

South River EMC

Alexsandria Smith

Erwin

South River EMC

Hannah E. Craft

Boonville

Surry-Yadkin EMC

Megan Bell

Belhaven

Tideland EMC

Kristen Davenport

Kinston

Tri-County EMC

Sydney Lee Rowell

Marshville

Union Power

Chelsea D. Townsend

Durham

Wake EMC

Jade Murphy

Fayetteville

NCEMC

Roy Williams Camp Winners

Kenji Goodwin

Edenton

Albemarle

Collin Poarch

Lenoir

Blue Ridge

Keegan Kelly

Winnabow

Brunswick

Brad Dunnagan

Buxton

Cape Hatteras

Ashley Nathaniel Williams

Morehead City

Carteret-Craven

Taylor G. Bradian

Sanford

Central

Tanner Crisp

Rocky Mount

Edgecombe-Martin

Damarick Scarver

Reidsville

EnergyUnited

Harry “Arnell” Lewis Jr.

Rocky Point

Four County

Michael Leonard

Warrenton

Halifax

Maxton Richardson

Hollister

Halifax

Alec Leslie

Waynesville

Haywood

Brandon Monk

Jacksonville

Jones-Onslow

Dustin Packer

Lumberton

Lumbee River

Rodney Little

Lilesville

Pee Dee

Nathaniel J. Peterkin

Norman

Pee Dee

DeShawn Skipwith

Bullock

Piedmont

John Hodges

Liberty

Randolph

Allen W. Speller II

Windsor

Roanoke

Jalen E. Cooley

Ahoskie

Roanoke

Brandon Phillips

Gastonia

Rutherford

Bo Hartman

Morganton

Rutherford

Austin Wayne Barker

Lowgap

Surry-Yadkin

Charlie Moore Jr.

Plymouth

Tideland

Joseph J. Parker

Seven Springs

Tri-County

Daniel Mickey

Waxhaw

Union Power

Christian Willis

Wake Forest

Wake

Josh Blocker

Arden

NCEMC

 

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