One high-achieving Fayette County high school senior received the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award from a partnership between Honda and The Ohio State University.
The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 232 high schools in southwest and central Ohio. The math medal winner from Fayette County is Evan Johnson of Miami Trace High School.
“We are very proud of Evan, but I am not surprised that he won this award,” Rob Enochs, Miami Trace High School Principal said. “He is a very hard worker and earns everything he has received. He is so involved in school and other extracurricular activities, it is truly well deserved. Not only is he recognized, but so is the school and we are very proud of that accomplishment thanks to Evan.”
This is the seventh anniversary of the Southwest Region Math Medal Awards, presented by the Honda-OSU Partnership, a university-industry partnership that supports programs in education and research to benefit the transportation industry. This year 100 seniors, the highest number yet, from 16 counties in southwest Ohio received the award.
“I am quite honored to have received this award,” Johnson said. “I am also thrilled at the opportunity of a scholarship to OSU. I want to help people with math and engineering is the way to do that. I would like to thank my parents for supporting me and Miami Trace in general for the excellent education.”
Johnson is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School and has one brother and one sister, who are all triplets attending Miami Trace. He is involved in a number of extracurricular activities including Mock Trial team, various bands, choir, Quick Recall team, Science Club and spring musical. Johnon said the prospect of graduating has him nervous, but he is ready for it.
Eighty-five of the honorees attended the Southwest Region ceremony on Oct. 31 at the GE Aviation Learning Center in Cincinnati. Recognized as their school’s top math student in the Class of 2016, each student received a pewter math medal, plaque and $100 gift card from Honda and Ohio State’s College of Engineering.
In addition, the award comes with a $3,000 scholarship opportunity at Ohio State’s College of Engineering for the 2016-2017 academic year. Over the past six years, 33 Southwest region math medal recipients have gone on to receive the $3,000 scholarship.
“We are grateful that our strong partnership with Honda provides the opportunity to recognize these high school seniors who excel in math and science,” said David B. Williams, dean, Ohio State College of Engineering. “We hope these outstanding students will put those talents to use as Buckeye engineers.”
The Honda-Ohio State Partnership is a unique collaboration between Ohio State and Honda that supports initiatives in education, research and public service to positively impact students, faculty, public and private sector practitioners, and the transportation industry as a whole.
More information about the Honda-Ohio State Partnership is available at honda.osu.edu.
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