Touchstone Energy sports scholarship winners - Carolina Country

Touchstone Energy sports scholarship winners

Recognized at Wolfpack women’s basketball game

Click on the photo to view slideshow. (Photos by Peter Damroth, Damroth Photography)

More than 20 young ladies who won full scholarships to the Kellie Harper Basketball Academy from North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives were recently honored in a special halftime presentation at a Wolfpack women's basketball game. The girls received a certificate of achievement and were called by name onto the court of historic Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh at the Feb. 3 game against Wake Forest.

"North Carolina's electric cooperatives are thrilled to honor these deserving young ladies and to continue providing scholarships that give kids a chance to work with NCAA coaches, broaden their horizons and develop skills that will help them excel on and off the court," said Nelle Hotchkiss, vice president of corporate relations for the N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives.

The scholarship winners and their guests received tickets to the game and a catered lunch, and took photos with N.C. State mascot Mrs. Wuf. The cooperatives also presented the Kellie Harper Women's Basketball Academy with a check for $14,600 in support of the scholarships.

This summer will mark the 12th year the co-ops have offered this educational and athletic opportunity to middle-school students in North Carolina. Applications for the 2013 Touchstone Energy scholarships to the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp and Kellie Harper Basketball Academy will be accepted through March 30. More than 50 students will receive scholarships statewide. For more information or to print a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship application, visit



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