Back to school with stories to tell - Carolina Country
September 2018
September 2018

As school starts back up, students involved in Piedmont Electric programs will have some pretty amazing stories to share with their classmates. Through your voluntary contributions to the Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation, we’re proud to continue to support students in our area as they continue their journey towards being leaders in our communities.*

Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

Local students, Anne Crabill and Bryce Gunter, went on an educational trip of a lifetime this past June, touring our nation’s monuments and museums, learning more about electric cooperatives and seeing our government in action. It was an experience that helped educate some of the finest students in our communities on the cooperative’s history and business model.

If you or someone you know is a rising high school student whose parents or grandparents receive electricity from Piedmont Electric, we want you to apply for next year’s Youth Tour. Visit where you can get more information and submit an application for the 2019 tour.

College scholarships awarded

We’re proud to announce that we had a record number of applicants for our college scholarships this year! Piedmont Electric delivered the exciting news to seven winners who were awarded $2,000 to go towards continuing their education at a college, university, technical or community college. Congratulations to Alexis Grace Bowen, Lauren Coffey, Taylor Michelle Jones, Chase Kimball, Karina R. Mace, Dario Etienne Alexis Muller and Ivy Smith. High school seniors are invited to start applying now for next year’s scholarships by visiting

Basketball Camp scholarships awarded

Piedmont Electric also awarded full scholarships to middle-schoolers Sawyer Currin, Jocelyn Delphias and Kailyn Griffin to attend basketball camp on college campuses this summer. The Touchstone Energy Sports Camps program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and demonstrates Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and particularly, commitment to community. Visit to apply to next year’s program.

*To opt out of the Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation and receive all your prior contributions, call 800.222.3107 or complete the form online.

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