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Jada Brower poses with N.C. State women's basketball coach Wes Moore.

REMC’s Sports Camp scholarships lead to training for two local athletes

ASHEBORO — Two local students practiced alongside athletes and coaches from top-ranked college basketball programs this summer, thanks to REMC’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships.


Jada Brower from Uwharrie Ridge 6-12 attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh, led by head coach Wes Moore.


Ethan Thomas from Southeastern Randolph Middle School participated in the Carolina Basketball School, led by head coach Hubert Davis, at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships are available each year as part of REMC’s commitment to supporting youth and education in our community. 


"Jada and Ethan are outstanding students, athletes and community members,” said REMC Communications and Public Affairs Manager Nicole Arnold. “We are proud to partner with two prestigious North Carolina universities to help provide such a unique leadership and learning experience for our local students and future leaders.”


The campers joined more than 50 electric cooperative scholarship winners statewide at the camps, where they stayed overnight in dorms and experienced life as college students. At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with campers to develop basketball fundamentals and practice skills such as teamwork that will help them excel on and off the court.


Randolph Electric plans to send two middle schoolers to camp again next summer. Applications for the 2024 sports camps will open in January and close in March. You can learn more about the sports camps at https://randolphemc.com/touchstone-energy-sports-camps.