East St. Louis HS's Miles McVay Named Chicago Bears Community High School All-Star Award Winner
Thursday, January 21, 2021
The Chicago Bears announced today that sophomore offensive lineman Miles McVay of East St. Louis Senior High School in East St. Louis has been named the eighth Community High School All-Star award winner of the season. The Community High School All-Star award recognizes high school football players making a positive impact in their community and school throughout the season.
McVay has regularly volunteered with the Demetrious Johnson Foundation to assist with their food distributions. During the pandemic, he has also volunteered for the City of Delwood and City of Ferguson at their drive-through food pantries. Prior to COVID-19, McVay often helped out at the North Side Community School by assisting with playtime or running classroom errands. Despite the challenges of online learning, he has maintained a 3.6 GPA. McVay is considered a leader of the 2023 class and is a role model for his younger brother in a single-parent home. McVay will be directing the $500 donation he receives for winning the award to The Little Bit Foundation, which aims to help remove the barriers to learning, while building up students’ confidence, dignity and all other qualities that lead to success.