Jreck Subs bestows awards on local graduates for winning attitudes

News release

WATERTOWN, NY – Jreck Subs is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Jreck Subs Winning Attitude awards. More than 20 recent high school graduates throughout Jefferson and Lewis Counties are being recognized for demonstrating a positive attitude inside and outside of the classroom.

The program, which includes a monetary award of up to $250, was started 18 years ago by a group of Jreck Subs franchisees. Participating local high school faculty and administrators are asked to identify students who may not qualify for academic or athletic scholarships but work hard and exhibit a cheerful and optimistic demeanor in the face of life’s challenges. To date, Jreck Subs has awarded nearly $60,000 to local graduates.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and reward students who strive to do their best in school, while maintaining a bright outlook, no matter what comes their way,” shared Sally Rice, a Jreck Subs franchisee for nearly 40 years. “It’s also a chance to give something back to the communities in which we operate. We look forward to presenting these awards each year,” Rice added.

Jreck Subs CEO, Matt Darrah, said that he’s proud of this partnership with local school districts. “We greatly appreciate the patronage of our customer base and look for ways to support our schools, as well as other community endeavors,” added Darrah. As the company looks toward expansion, Darrah explained they hope to grow the awards program to benefit more students in the coming years.


2021 Jreck Subs Winning Attitude Award Recipients:

Gabrielle Hyde —  Alexandria Bay Central

Hunter Moore, Lauryn Bennett — Beaver River Central

Jolene Hungerford, Jason Magos — Belleville Henderson Central

Jason Badalato — Carthage Central

Jordan Metheney, Savanna Smith — Copenhagen Central

Mason Smith — General Brown Central

Ryan Goss — Immaculate Heart Central

Austin Dilcher — Indian River Central

Josie Barton, Roy Derouin — LaFargeville Central

Charlie Virkler — Lowville Academy & Central

Jena Narrow, Kim Finen —  Lyme Central

Autumn Cook —  Sackets Harbor Central

Jacob Bier —  South Jefferson Central

Evan Thompson, Hannah Knapp — Thousand Islands Central

Janssen Delos Santos —  Watertown City School District

Jreck Subs is a fast-casual restaurant franchise founded in 1967 by five Carthage Central High School teachers in Northern New York. It prides itself on serving always fresh, made-to-order submarine sandwiches with a wide variety of hot and cold side-menu items not found at other shops. Jreck Subs has more than 25 franchise locations throughout New York State with more stores in development.