Last updated: June 01. 2013 7:50AM - 274 Views
James Howell
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Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are offering all-expense paid scholarships for middle-school students from across the state to attend basketball camps this summer at two of North Carolina’s largest college campuses.


Young women can apply to attend the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy Aug. 1-4 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 15-19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Blue Ridge Electric will award scholarships to one boy and one girl.


“Blue Ridge Electric is thrilled to continue our tradition of awarding these scholarships to outstanding students,” said Grey Scheer, director of community relations at Blue Ridge Electric. “This program provides kids with an unforgettable opportunity to work with collegiate coaches, experience life on a college campus, and develop fundamental skills that will help them excel both on and off the court.”


Students who will be in sixth, seventh and eighth grade during the 2013-14 school year are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted through March 30. More information and applications, which are judged on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay, can be found at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com or by call Grey Scheer at (828) 759-8994 or by email at gscheer@blueridgeemc.com.


More than 50 students from across the state will attend basketball camps this summer through the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program, a reflection of the electric cooperatives’ commitment to community.


Blue Ridge Electric is a cooperative utility serving some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties. For more information, visit www.BlueRidgeEMC.com.


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