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Lindsey Jones of Nakina Middle School was recognized for winning a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship during a halftime presentation at a Wolfpack Women’s basketball game. Jones reunited with 22 basketball camp scholarship winners Jan. 22 at Reynolds Coliseum on to watch the Wolfpack Women take on the Lady Tar Heels.
Jones was selected out of numerous applicants to attend the Kellie Harper Women’s Basketball Academy at N.C. State University last July, representing Brunswick Electric. Jones is the daughter of Sammy and Melissa Jones and won the scholarship because of her application and accompanying essay.
The scholarship winners and their guests received tickets to the game and a catered lunch from the cooperative. At halftime, the young women were recognized by name at half court and received a certificate of achievement. The state’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives also presented the Kellie Harper Women’s Basketball Academy a check for $14,600 in support of the upcoming 2012 summer basketball camp scholarships.
“This summer will mark the eleventh year the co-ops have awarded deserving young women the chance to attend basketball camp at N.C. State,” said Judy Gore, vice president of customer service at Brunswick Electric. “These scholarships are an excellent way for young women to broaden their horizons, experience life on a college campus, work with collegiate coaches and develop fundamental skills that will help them excel both on and off the court.”
Brunswick Electric is accepting applications from young men and women for the 2012 Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships to basketball camps this summer. The application deadline is March 30. BEMC will send one young woman in sixth through eighth grades to the Kellie Harper Women’s Basketball Academy at N.C. State University and one young man to the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Applicants are judged on their academics, essay and extracurricular activities.
To learn more about the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship program visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com. Physical education teachers in local middle schools also have the application information. The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship program is part of the electric cooperatives’ ongoing commitment to North Carolina communities.