Eric Schoohs and Zac Waitrovich are the 2012 recipients of the Johnson Mathematics Scholarship at Waupaca High School.
Each will receive $500 to be used to further their education.
Schoohs has completed five years of mathematics including advanced placement statistics and advanced placement calculus. He has been a member of the WHS Math Team over the past four years and a tutor for the math department. He will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall, seeking a degree in kinesiology and sports medicine.
Waitrovich has also taken five years of mathematics, including advanced placement statistics and advanced placement calculus. He has been a teaching assistant for both the math and science department and is a member of the WHS Academic Quiz Bowl Team. He will attend UW-Madison to major in chemical and nuclear engineering.
The Johnson Mathematics Scholarship is sponsored by David R. Johnson of Waupaca.
Johnson is a past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching from President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1983. Johnson is the author of three text books, a former presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research, and a retired Mathematics Department Chair of Nicolet High School in Glendale Milwaukee.
The scholarship was established in memory of his parents, Ray and Viola Johnson, and his uncle, Roy Johnson.
WHS math teacher dale Feldt said the mathematics department selects the recipients and appreciates the support Johnson has given to the department and to the children of Waupaca over the past 16 years.