Deb Hochstetler, Industrial Parkway Association (IPA) Scholarship Chairman announced the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, during the June IPA meeting. This year, Joseph Paul Johnson II was awarded the Zachary George Memorial Scholarship.
The Zachary George Memorial Scholarship was established by the IPA in 2017 to provide financial assistance to a graduating Tolles Career & Technical Center senior in the welding or engineering program for the purpose of pursuing post-secondary education
He is a recent graduate of Tolles Career & Technical Center, graduating from the Engineering Career-Tech Program.
“Tolles has shown me how to become a leader through competitions and group work, as well as developing critical soft skills needed in life,” Joseph remarked. “Attending the engineering and manufacturing lab showed me all of the different types of careers and opportunities that I can have. I truly believe that attending Tolles has given me a true leg up on the competition.”
He plans to acquire a job this summer in the engineering field and will attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the fall to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Joe and Alison Johnson of London.