Piedmont EMC Awards Basketball Scholarships to Outstanding Students

Two local middle-school students recently dribbled, passed and shot hoops with college basketball players and coaches while attending summer sports camps on scholarships from Piedmont EMC.

PIEDMONT EMC AWARDS BASKETBALL CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS TO OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

Hillsborough, NC, July 29, 2011 – Two local middle-school students recently dribbled, passed and shot hoops with college basketball players and coaches while attending summer sports camps on scholarships from Piedmont EMC.

Te’Nisha Clayton of Roxboro, NC and Bethel Hill Charter School, won a scholarship to attend the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy in Raleigh.

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Te’Nisha Clayton 2011 female Basketball camp winner

Kendall Whitted of Hillsborough, and Hillsborough Elementary School, was awarded a scholarship to the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill.

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Kendall Whitted 2011 male Basketball camp winner

Te’Nisha is the daughter of Antoinette Villines; and, Kendall is the son of Charles and Jeanne Whitted. Scholarship winners were selected by a panel of judges, and selection was based on each applicant’s academics,extracurricular activities and an application that included a creative essay and short-answer question.

The Kellie Harper camp took place July 3-6, and the Roy Williams camp was held June 18-22. Students had the opportunity to stay on campus at N.C. State in Raleigh and at UNC in Chapel Hill and receive instruction from the schools’ coaching staffs and players.

“Piedmont Electric is pleased to offer these outstanding students a unique opportunity to experience life on a college campus and to receive instruction from two of the ACC’s finest coaches,” said Randy Brecheisen, Piedmont EMC’s CEO. “These camps develop fundamental skills that will help the young athletes excel both on and off the court.”

This is the eighth year North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sponsored young women to attend a N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the sixth year the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.

The staff of the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy includes championship-winning N.C. State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper, members of her staff and current players.

The Roy Williams camp is led by two-time NCAA national champion coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players. Coaches at both camps worked closely with campers not only to develop basketball skills, but also to practice teamwork and setting goals. The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships program is part of the electric cooperatives’ ongoing commitment to local communities in our state.

Piedmont EMC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, serves more than 30,000 members with electricity in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties.