Lauren Armstrong of Pumpkin Center Middle has been awarded a Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation. She is the daughter of James and Julia Armstrong of Lincolnton.
She was selected as a scholarship recipient as a result of her excellent application and essay on why she wanted to attend the basketball camp. The Kay Yow Basketball Camp will be held June 18-22 at N.C. State University.
â€œRutherford EMC is excited to be sponsoring Lauren Armstrong the chance to attend the Kay Yow Camp,â€ said Dirk Burleson, Rutherford EMCâ€™s vice president of member and corporate services in an emailed press release.
This is the third year that Touchstone Energy has sponsored young women to attend the Kay Yow Camp. It is the first year it has sponsored young men to attend the Roy Williams Camp. Altogehter, North Carolinaâ€™s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are sending 28 commendable young women across the state to the Kay Yow Camp and 28 deserving young men to the Roy Williams Camp.
The staff of the Kay Yow Camp includes Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Coach Kay Yow and current N.C. State Womenâ€™s basketball players. The Roy Williams Camp is lead by 2004 NCAA National Championship Coach Roy Williams and current and past UNC Tarheel basketball players. Both camps will work closely with each camper to help develop fundamental skills. Individual and team competition will provide opportunities to challenge young athletes to perform and to excel, both on and off the court.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program is part of the electric cooperatives ongoing commitment to North Carolina communities.
North Carolinaâ€™s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives – are part a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives which provide high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 600 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 44 states deliver energy and services to more than 17 million customers every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives are local, active members of their communities dedicated to serving commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
by Special to the LTN