Two local students have earned all-expense-paid Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from EnergyUnited to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest college campuses.
Ivey Morrison, a 5th grader at East Iredell Elementary School, will represent EnergyUnited this June at the 2019 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University. Ivey, who is the daughter of Ashley Morrison, enjoys playing basketball, participating in gymnastics and loves to dance.
Hayden Michalak, a 7th grader at Union Grove Christian School in Lexington, NC will attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in June at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hayden, the son of Patricia and Eddie Michalak, enjoys playing basketball, soccer and participating in youth activities at church.
“EnergyUnited 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 Maureen Moore, communications manager at EnergyUnited. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”
Ivey and Hayden were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included the students’ academic achievements, extracurricular activities, an essay and a short-answer question.
Every year from January 1 through March 15, EnergyUnited seeks school students for Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. EnergyUnited awards scholarships to one boy and one girl to attend two of the state’s largest college campuses. Young women can apply to attend the Wolfpack Basketball camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
During the overnight camps, students will stay in dorms on campus and soak up lessons on the hardwood from the collegiate coaching staffs and student-athletes. Coaches at both overnight 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 two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.
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 camp. This is the 15th year the cooperatives have awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 13th year the co-ops have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.
Criteria for contest include:
Please send your completed applications via email to: _EU-Sports-Camp@energyunited.com or call 704-924-2139.