Pankratz, Weise receive Johnson Mathematics Scholarship
Cole Pankratz and Ryan Weise are this year’s recipients of the Johnson Mathematics Scholarship at Waupaca High School. Each will receive $750 to be used to further their education.
Weise has completed six credits of mathematics while attending Waupaca High School. His classes have included AP Calculus, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics.
Weise has been a member of the high school math team for the past four years. He earned a third-place medal in the geometry category and a second-place medal in the advanced category. He is recognized as one of the top math students in central Wisconsin.
Weise plans on attending Milwaukee School of Engineering with a major in software engineering and a minor in mathematics.
Pankratz has completed six credits of mathematics while attending Waupaca High School. His classes have included AP Calculus, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics. Cole has been a member of the high school math team for the past four years. He has placed in the top 10 for best score for the past four years in the Central Wisconsin Mathematics League. He is also recognized as a top math student in central Wisconsin.
Pankratz will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall to major in English and math education with a minor in Spanish.
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. The mathematics department of Waupaca High School selects the recipients and appreciates all of the support Johnson has given to the department and to the children of Waupaca over the past 23 years.