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Seven high-achieving Scioto County high school seniors received the Honda/OSU Math Medal Award from a partnership between Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. and The Ohio State University. The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 230 high schools in southwest and central Ohio.

Math Medal winners from Scioto County and their high schools are Nathan Arnett, Valley; Paige Ballard, Wheelersburg; Hannah Cassidy, Notre Dame; Jason Montavon, Northwest Local; Alex Napper, Clay; Garrett Nease, Minford; and Katherine Wells, Portsmouth.

This is the fifth anniversary of the Southwest region Math Medal Awards, presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program, a university-industry partnership that supports programs in education and research to benefit the transportation industry. This year 96 seniors, the highest number yet, from 16 counties in southwest Ohio received the award.

Eighty-one of the honorees attended the Southwest region ceremony on November 2 at the GE Aviation Learning Center in Cincinnati. Recognized as their school’s top math student in the Class of 2014, each student received a pewter math medal, plaque and $100 gift card from Honda of America Manufacturing and Ohio State University’s College of Engineering.

In addition, the math medal award comes with a $3,000 scholarship opportunity at Ohio State’s College of Engineering for the 2014-2015 academic year. Over the past four years, 20 Southwest region Math Medal recipients have gone on to receive the $3,000 scholarship at Ohio State’s College of Engineering.

“This prestigious honor recognizes students who excel in math and science, and serves as an indicator that an engineering career may suit them well,” said David B. Williams, dean, Ohio State College of Engineering. “These are all outstanding students, who we hope will become Buckeye engineers.”

The Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program is a unique collaboration between Ohio State and Honda of America Manufacturing 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.

Honda operates two auto plants and engine and transmission plants in Ohio, along with a major vehicle research and development center and engineering, logistics and purchasing operations in the state. With 16,000 associates—including more than 1,000 engineers—Honda of America Manufacturing is one of Ohio’s largest private employers.

Ohio State’s College of Engineering places 14th nationally among public university engineering programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and its more than 7,200 undergraduate students choose from 14 different engineering majors.

More information about the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program is available at http://honda.osu.edu.

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