North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives award 56 students scholarships to basketball camps at state universities

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fifty-six middle-school students who earned Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships are lacing up their sneakers to attend basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities.

Young women will take to the court June 23-26 at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Young men will travel to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 21-25.

“This is the 11th year North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sent exceptional youth from across the state to experience life on a college campus and work with collegiate coaches and student-athletes,” said Lindsey Listrom, a coordinator for the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program. “It’s an honor to provide this exciting learning opportunity to outstanding middle-school students each year.”

Scholarship recipients were selected based on their scholastic and extracurricular activities and an essay that accompanied the application. More than 200 students applied for the scholarships statewide.

Conducting the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp are Coach Wes Moore, his staff and members of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team. Roy Williams, coach of the 2005 and 2009 National Champion Tar Heels, his staff, and current and former Tar Heel players 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.

The co-ops’ partnership with universities and coaches provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and keeps with Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are part of a national alliance of 750 consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states that provide high standards of service to customers large and small.

List of Scholarship Winners:

Sponsoring Electric Cooperative

Name of Scholarship Winner

Winner’s Hometown


Albemarle EMC Shelton Nixon Edenton
Blue Ridge EMC Caleb Rash Hudson
Brunswick EMC Austin Heath Leland
Cape Hatteras EC Dylan Gray Hatteras
Carteret-Craven EC Anthony Moore Jr. Morehead City
Central EMC Joseph Moore Siler City
EnergyUnited Walker Lackey High Point
Four County EMC Sterling Thomas Riegelwood
Halifax EMC Devin Moody Littleton
Haywood EMC Taj Roman Scaly Mountain
Haywood EMC Trace Guyer Canton
Jones-Onslow EMC John Tucker Jr. Jacksonville
Lumbee River EMC Thomas Benson IV Raeford
North Carolina EMC William Raffone Wilmington
Pee Dee EMC Noah Mark Blake Hamlet
Piedmont EMC Tyler Woody Hillsborough
Pitt & Greene EMC Imajae’ Dodd Walstonburg
Randolph EMC Noah Watkins Asheboro
Roanoke EC Caleb Taylor Weldon
Rutherford EMC Alexander Ruff Forest City
Rutherford EMC Seth Willis Vale
Rutherford EMC Luke Willis Vale
South River EMC Shahmeek Darby Clinton
Surry-Yadkin EMC Alex Burns Dobson
Tideland EMC Tobby Morris Washington
Tideland EMC Sam Vansant Washington
Tri-County EMC Noah Atwood Mount Olive
Union Power Trey Howey Monroe
Wake EMC Matthew McIntyre Wendell


Albemarle EMC Lillian Cartwright Camden
Blue Ridge EMC Hallie Treva West Jefferson
Brunswick EMC Ashley Trapp Supply
Cape Hatteras EC Sophie Waterfield Buxton
Carteret-Craven EC Savannah McAloon Newport
Central EMC Makayla Chapman Broadway
EnergyUnited McKenna Oakes Mocksville
Four County EMC Jatyra Moore-Peterson Elizabethtown
Halifax EMC Dayshea Bullock Warrenton
Haywood EMC Alice Briggs Brevard
Jones-Onslow EMC Lauren Wand Jacksonville
North Carolina EMC Kennedy Sullivan Kinston
Pee Dee EMC Destiny Robinson Wadesboro
Piedmont EMC Meredith Harris Roxboro
Piedmont EMC Ty’naisha Torain Hillsborough
Pitt & Greene EMC Jayla Palmer Winterville
Randolph EMC Molly Teel Asheboro
Roanoke EMC Mary Taylor Gates
Rutherford EMC Marianne Smith Morganton
South River EMC Sydney Williams Autryville
Surry-Yadkin EMC Abby Spencer Mount Airy
Surry-Yadkin EMC Catie Brown State Road
Tideland EMC Ashaureah Wall Vanceboro
Tideland EMC Riley Cutler Pantego
Tri-County EMC Betty Summerlin Mt. Olive
Union Power Abigail Ritchie Stanfield
Wake EMC Jayde Gamble Raleigh