$7,500 award in recognition of achievement in the classroom, community, and in extracurricular activities
Oshkosh North High School senior Adam McAvoy was presented with a Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation scholarship award this past week, which included a $7,500 scholarship. According to the Cousins Subs scholarship team, the award was presented to McAvoy because of his exceptional academic acumen, community involvement and success in three Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sanctioned sports – cross country, swimming & diving, and track & field.
As a three-sport athlete with nine varsity letters, McAvoy has proven his ability to excel in all areas. Through his tremendous hard work, he has obtained a 3.84 GPA and completed four Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) classes from UW-Oshkosh his senior year. He was also engaged in the community through his work with the North Polaris Honor Society, Student Council, DECA and Boy Scouts.
As an 11-year Boy Scout, McAvoy has served in several leadership positions such as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and his current role as Assistant Scoutmaster. He has led the troop in several community service projects and events, including community charity events, food drives and the building of picnic tables. Recently in 2017, McAvoy received his Eagle Scout Award as a result of his work with Riverview Gardens and Parks, which required more than 100 hours of volunteer service.
According to the Cousins Subs scholarship team, McAvoy has served as a role model to his peers. He was named the captain of the swimming & diving team his senior year and became a district medalist for DECA in 2015. He also coaches sailing with the Oshkosh Yacht Club, serving as the head opti-coach and operations specialist.
“Since 1972, Cousins has stayed true to its beginnings and continues to invest in its local communities,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “The Wisconsin Sports Award Scholarship Contest taps into Cousins’ long-standing tradition of giving back by recognizing and awarding the hard work of high school senior-athletes throughout Wisconsin as they pursue their academic and athletic journeys.”
The scholarships are funded through the Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves.Year-to-date, the foundation has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to 20 high school student-athletes throughout Wisconsin.