2013 sports camp scholarships awarded
Madison Pittman, a fifth-grader from Smyrna School, and Kaleigh Nicole Hanson, a sixth-grader from Broad Creek Middle School, will attend the N.C. State Women’s Basketball Camp, and DeShawn Emmanuel Jones, a sixth grader at Morehead Middle School, will attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp – all three on full scholarships from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.
These three students were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included academic achievements, extracurricular activities, an essay and a short-answer question. Madison is the daughter of Lisa Pittman and Jerry Pittman, Kaleigh is the daughter Kim Hanson, and DeShawn is the son of Amanda Jones.
The N.C. State camp will be held in Raleigh, and the Roy Williams camp will be held June in Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Touchstone Energy cooperatives statewide, the all-expense paid scholarships provide funding for more than 50 deserving middle-school students to attend camp each year. Scholarship recipients will stay on campus at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina and receive instruction from the schools’ coaching staff and players.
“Carteret-Craven is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and the chance to learn from winning collegiate coaches and student athletes,” said Bill Ward, Director of Community Relations for the co-op. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”
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 eigth year that the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp. The Staff at both camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and motivate students to set and achieve goals.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camps program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for outstanding students across the state and is yet another way the cooperatives are demonstrating their commitment to North Carolina communities.