Jakob Foss and Jordan Williams are this year’s recipients of the Johnson Mathematics Scholarship at Waupaca High School.
Each will receive $500 to be used to further their education.
Foss has completed five years of mathematics, including advanced placement statistics and advanced placement calculus.
A member of the Waupaca High School Math Team over the past four years, Foss will attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to major in electrical engineering.
Williams has also taken five years of mathematics, including advanced placement statistics and advanced placement calculus. In addition to being a member of the math team, Williams worked with the Sandhill Wildlife Center in ongoing research of the porcupine.
Williams will attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to major in wildlife ecology.
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.
He 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.
The scholarship was established in memory of his parents, Ray and Viola Johnson, and his uncle, Roy Johnson. The mathematics department of Waupaca High School selects the recipients.