Last Updated on August 8, 2023 2:52 pm
Lenoir, North Carolina (August 7, 2023) – Local middle school students shot hoops and ran drills at basketball camps hosted by two of the state’s largest universities this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from Blue Ridge Energy.
The students who attended:
Piper Johnson of Mountain View Elementary School in Ashe County attended the Women’s Wolfpack Basketball Camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Piper is the daughter of Chad and Michelle Johnson.
Kate James Moore of Parkway Elementary in Watauga County also attended the Women’s Wolfpack Basketball Camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Piper is the daughter of Paul and Meredith Moore.
Carter Williams of Ashe County Middle School in Ashe County attended the Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Carter is the son of Emily Cornett.
Isaiah Shreve of Watauga County Virtual Academy also attended the Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Isaiah is the son of Chris and Tiffany Shreve.
“Blue Ridge Energy is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and learn from college coaches and student-athletes,” said Tasha Rountree, director of community relations. “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 a written essay.
The all-expense-paid scholarships, sponsored by North Carolina’s 26 Touchstone Energy cooperatives, provide funding for more than 50 middle-school students from across North Carolina to attend basketball camps. The co-ops’ partnership with universities 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.
Blue Ridge Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative serving some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Wilkes, Avery, and Alexander counties. It also includes a propane heating fuels subsidiary and a business-to-business telecommunications subsidiary. To learn more about youth programs and opportunities, visit Blue Ridge Energy’s website at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com under “Community” or contact your local Blue Ridge Energy office.
The two Watauga County students selected to attend were: Kate James Moore and Isaiah Shreve.