Swanton’s Heckert Signs with Adrian College
John Heckert has decided to continue his education and his baseball career and will remain a Bulldog in those pursuits. Yesterday, in front of family, friends and coaches, the soon to be former Swanton Bulldog signed a National Letter of Intent with Adrian College and the school’s Bulldog baseball program.
“I felt very comfortable there and not just because of baseball but I am looking forward to playing baseball there,” said John explaining his decision. The close proximity, 30–40-minute drive, to Swanton also factored in the choice. “It’s as far away from home as you make it,” he added. “If something happens to where I need to come home or for a long weekend, but it’s far enough away where I can live my own life.”
While John has performed well on the diamond, his achievements in the classroom have been beyond impressive. He has already earned college credits through the school’s relationship with Penta County’s satellite accounting program coordinated and administered by Ron Kauffman. John recently returned from Dallas where he finished 17th in the nation in an accounting competition sponsored by the Business Professionals of America.
Playing baseball for Swanton has also added to John’s education. “With our baseball program the past few years there have been a lot of ups and downs and one of the things I’ve definitely noticed is how awesome it is to be part of a team and battle through some of those lows. When things get tough you just got to stick it out and keep going,” he said. “It’s definitely one of those things I’m going to take away from high school sports and hopefully it will carry over into the next chapter of my life.”
In the Adrian College classrooms, John will be majoring in both Accounting and Criminal Justice with Forensic Accounting being one of the potential professions on his career list.