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BCMS Student Honored at NCSU Basketball Game

Keeley O’Brien, a student at Broad Creek Middle School, was honored during the N.C. State University women’s basketball game on Feb. 11 for winning a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp last summer.

Keeley, the daughter of Kevin and Amy O’Brien of Emerald Isle, was recognized at half court during the Wolfpack Women’s game against UNC for earning a scholarship from CCEC. Twenty-six scholarships are awarded to young women across the state annually by North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, along with 26 scholarships for young men to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Winning a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Lisa Galizia, CCEC director of communications. “Keeley is an outstanding scholar and athlete, and we commend her for her hard work and achievement both on and off the court.”

The O’Brien family received free tickets to the basketball game and attended a pre-game luncheon, where each camper was awarded a certificate of accomplishment. North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives also presented a check for $16,226 in support of next year’s scholarships to the camp.

CCEC is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. Middle-school students have until March 31 to submit an application. Applicants will be judged on their application, essay and extracurricular activities.



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