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Southwick's Zoo honors exceptional employee with 2023 Tyler Richardson Scholarship Award

In a ceremony held at Southwick's Zoo, the Brewer Family proudly announced Lauren Plumb as the deserving recipient of the 2023 Tyler Richardson Scholarship Award. This prestigious scholarship, established in memory of the late Tyler Richardson, honors his legacy by recognizing outstanding individuals within the Southwick's Zoo family.
Lauren Plumb was nominated and subsequently chosen for the scholarship due to her unwavering commitment, exceptional work ethic, and passion displayed while working at Southwick's Zoo and Galliford's Restaurant. Plumb's dedication to her role mirrors the spirit of Tyler Richardson, who was fondly remembered for his humor, outgoing personality, and dedication during his time at the zoo.
The Tyler Richardson Scholarship Award was created by the Richardson family in loving memory of their son, Tyler Richardson, who tragically passed away in 2009. Tyler, a beloved member of the Southwick's Zoo community, left an indelible mark with his contagious enthusiasm and vibrant personality. To honor his memory and perpetuate his legacy, the Richardson family initiated this scholarship program, which annually recognizes a zoo employee currently enrolled in college and exemplifying Tyler's remarkable qualities.
"We are thrilled to announce Lauren Plumb as the recipient of this year's Tyler Richardson Scholarship Award. Lauren embodies the same spirit, dedication, and passion that Tyler brought to his work here at Southwick's Zoo," expressed the Brewer Family, sponsors of the scholarship. "It is truly inspiring to see young talents like Lauren continue Tyler's legacy, and we are confident that she will achieve remarkable feats in her future endeavors."
The Tyler Richardson Scholarship Award is a testament to the enduring impact of Tyler Richardson's legacy at Southwick's Zoo. As the recipient, Lauren Plumb will receive financial support to further her education, allowing her to continue her academic journey while embodying the remarkable qualities that define the spirit of Tyler Richardson.