Menomonee Falls High School senior three-sport athlete Adam Vechart is a finalist for the Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship contest.
Vechart received word of his nomination during a surprise visit Friday by a representative of contest sponsor Cousins Subs, his parents, Debra and Andrew Vechart, and Falls High School Athletic and Activities Director Ryan Anderson.
Vechart is one of two male and two female statewide finalists. One each will receive a $5,000 scholarship and the other a $2,000 scholarship for continuing education.
Each finalist, along with two of their adult family members, are invited to the GKB Events Wisconsin Sports Awards Banquet taking place Thursday, April 24, at the Kern Center at Milwaukee School of Engineering. The first-place and runner-up winners will be announced the day of the event at the Cousins Subs Corporate Office in Menomonee Falls.
Vechart is a good choice from the Falls as he has participated in football (two-year starting quarterback), baseball and track and field from freshman year through the end of his senior year. He served as team captain in all three of these sports his senior year and received a total of nine varsity letters, which is the most varsity letters earned by any athlete in his class.
Football coach John Baker praised Vechart's strong leadership skills as he led the Indians to WIAA state playoff berths in each of the last two seasons.
In addition, his 2014 classmates have voted him a "class officer" in each of the last four years. Vechart is an active member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America.
The other scholarship finalists were announced through a series of surprise high school visits around the state by team members from the Cousins Subs Corporate Offices the week of April 14..
The scholarships are funded through Cousins Subs' Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established by Cousins Subs in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation provides philanthropic contributions to organizations that address areas of health and wellness, hunger and youth education.
More than 600 applications from throughout the state were received from high school senior student-athletes.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Menomonee Falls' Jones blanks Germantown, 2-0, in softball thriller
- Young Menomonee Falls girls soccer team looking for good things
- Menomonee Falls softball team off to red-hot start
- Girls basketball: Klug seeks to bring Chargers to new heights
- New Falls' girls track coach Luedke optimistic for future
- Falls dodgeball tourney slated for Saturday at the high school
- Eisenhower girls basketball team celebrates excellent record
- West Allis Central slates state pep rally for March 19 at field house
- Lutz to take over as Menomonee Falls football coach
- Menomonee Falls' boys season ends with tough loss to Arrowhead (1)