Wake Electric recently named Evan King, of Wendell, as one of its Touchstone Energy Sports Camps scholarship winners.
King, the son Mark and Cheryl King and a student at Wendell Middle School, was awarded the Roy Williams Basketball Camp Scholarship from the non-profit electric utility.
He joins Chloe Bowman of G. C. Hawley Middle School in Granville County as one of the two Touchstone scholarship recipients.
“Wake Electric is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and the chance to learn from NCAA coaches and student-athletes,” said Darnell Alford, business operations specialist for Wake Electric. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”
The two were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included academic achievements, extracurricular activities, an essay and a short-answer question.
At the overnight camp, they will stay in dorms and soak up lessons on the hardwood from the collegiate coaching staffs and student-athletes.
The Roy Williams camp is led by two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams and current and past Tar Heel basketball players. Staff will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and encourage them to work as a team and set and achieve goals.