Bob Forrest Guest Writer
The Ada News
Holcim Inc. has announced Cole Townsend of Ada has been awarded a Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship.
Cole is the son of Cara and Dusty Crawford and Ronnie and Deanna Townsend.
Cole’s stepfather, Dusty, is employed by Holcim Inc. Ada as an electrical supervisor.
The $8,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to five children of Holcim employees who exhibit extraordinary academic and extracurricular talent.
The honors were announced earlier this year by the Foundation’s board of directors in Waltham, Mass.
Cole is a recent graduate of Ada High School and graduated as a member of the National Honor Society. He played on the Ada varsity golf team, is a lead actor for the Ada Performing Arts and enjoys classical and contemporary piano.
Cole plans to attend the University of Oklahoma, majoring in biomedical engineering.
The Gygi and von Wyss Foundation honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies. Holcim Inc. operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities.