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Vechart a finalist for scholarship

April 14, 2014

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.

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