Jay Ward Lumber has selected Cody Lawrence as the winner of this year’s Sidney J. Ward Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Cody is the son of Darren Lawrence, Log Sealer/Timber Buyer for Ward Lumber, and Laura Lawrence. Cody will receive $1,000 for one year of college study. Cody will begin his first year at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY this fall, pursuing a degree in Forestry.
The selection process is based on scholastic achievement, community and extracurricular activities, personal aspirations and financial need. The scholarship was established in 1971 as a tribute to Sidney J. Ward Sr. who, while only completing the 8th grade before going to work to support his family, believed in encouraging and promoting education, scholastic achievement and good citizenship. Ward Lumber is a two-unit lumber and building materials supplier along with hardware, paint and feed with locations in Jay and Malone, NY. One of the largest private employers in Essex County, Ward Lumber manages over 6,000 acres of timberland and operates one of New York State’s largest white pine sawmills and planing mills.