SUPPLY, N.C. (June 11, 2019) – Two local students have earned Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest college campuses this month.
Emily Price will attend the June 9-12 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University, and Josiah Johnson will attend the June 22-26 Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both on full scholarships from BEMC. Emily is the daughter of Jack Price and attends Cedar Grove Middle School. Josiah is the son of Jeffery and Aldrina Johnson and attends Leland Middle School.
“Brunswick Electric is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to have a great basketball camp experience and learn from college coaches and student-athletes,” said Josh Winslow, BEMC’s CEO and General Manager. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”
The students were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and an essay. During the overnight camps, students will stay in dorms on campus and improve their skills on the hardwood by working with the collegiate coaching staff and student-athletes. Coaches at both camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and practice playing hard while working cooperatively.
Leading the N.C. State women’s camp is head coach Wes Moore, his coaching staff, and current and former N.C. State women’s basketball players. The Carolina camp is led by three-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.
The two local all-expense paid scholarships are courtesy of BEMC and sponsored by North Carolina’s 26 Touchstone Energy cooperatives, which provide funding for more than 50 middle-school students from across North Carolina to attend basketball camp. This is the 16th year the cooperatives have awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 14th year the co-ops have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.
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Brunswick Electric is the second largest electric co-op in NC, the 35th largest of more than 800 in the US, and serves more than 96,000 locations in Brunswick and Columbus counties, plus small areas of Bladen and Robeson counties. BEMC is a locally owned not-for-profit corporation committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to its members. Established in 1939, the co-op celebrates 80 years of excellence and continues its longstanding tradition of working to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
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