Joshua Avery has participated in football and wrestling during his four-year career at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish. A two-year varsity starter for the Scots football squad, Josh served as co-captain of the 2004 State Class A championship team. One of the SMAA's top linemen, he garnered second-team all-conference honors at center and defensive tackle. In addition, he was named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Squad and the SMAA All-Academic Team.
Josh also has excelled on the wrestling mat for Bonny Eagle. A varsity starter during his junior and senior years, he was named his team's most valuable player in 2003-2004 and was Class A state champion in the 275-pound division. During his senior campaign, he wrestled in the 215-pound weight class and finished fourth in the state championships. A second-team all-conference performer in 2004-2005, he was named to the SMAA All-Academic squad.
Josh has been active in several activities at Bonny Eagle High School, including National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society. A leader in the school, he served as class treasurer for three years and on the Bonny Eagle Student Council. Josh was selected to be a delegate to the SMAA Student-Athlete Summit and has earned scholar-athlete awards during his junior and senior years.
Josh has a career grade point average of 4.00 while taking a challenging academic program, including advanced placement courses in calculus and physics. He ranks 3rd in his class of 278 students. In the fall, he will be attending Northeastern University, where he plans to major in communications. He is the son of Kathleen and Douglas Avery of Buxton.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
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The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.