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Sports Camp Participants Return from NC State and UNC

Two local middle-school students have returned from basketball camps on college campuses this summer, thanks to Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships.

Aranza Hernandez from White Oak Elementary School (WOES) attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University, and Xavier Jones from Morehead City Middle School (MMS) attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aranza is the daughter of Carey and Adolfo Nadal of Swansboro and is an honor student and plays recreational basketball. Xavier is the son of Amanda Jones of Newport and is an honor student and participates in basketball, football and track.

Campers stayed in dorms and experienced life as a college student, and also developed fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court. At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with campers to improve their basketball skills and practice working as a team.

“Aranza and Xavier are outstanding students, athletes and community members,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “We are proud to partner with two prestigious North Carolina universities to help provide such a unique leadership and learning experience for our students.”

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships are awarded to more than 50 middle-school students statewide each year. Scholarship winners are selected based on an application that includes academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

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