Southwick’s Zoo is proud to announce that Jonathon Lake has received the 2017 Tyler Richardson Memorial Trust scholarship. Jonathon, who was awarded $2,500, is attending Umass Dartmouth. We chose Jonathon because he is a dedicated zoo employee who demonstrates a strong work ethic and amiable personality.
This scholarship was created by the Richardson family to honor the memory of their son Tyler Richardson who tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 2009. Tyler worked at Southwick’s Zoo, where he was well liked and known for his sense of humor and outgoing personality. Tyler’s family awards the scholarship each year to a zoo employee currently enrolled in college who demonstrates Tyler’s spirit and personality.