Southwick’s Zoo is proud to announce the 2019 winner of the Tyler Richardson Memorial Trust Scholarship, Kyle Cotnoir! Thank you for your hard work and dedication over the years, Kyle. You absolutely deserve this award. Kyle is currently a senior at Worcester State University and plans to attend a police academy after graduating.
This scholarship was created by the Richardson family to honor the memory of their son, Tyler Richardson, who tragically passed away in 2009. Tyler worked at Southwick’s Zoo, where he was 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.