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FORT LUPTON — Daisy Espino Aguilar, a 2013 graduate of Fort Lupton High School, was named the 2013 recepient of the Floyd H. Koshio Memorial Scholarship.
Daisy plans to attend Colorado State University in the fall. She is the daughter of Martha and Francisco Espino.
Daisy received several awards during her high school years. She ranked 16th in her class of 132. Honors included: President’s Award, Math Academic Award, Nominee for Women’s Journey Scholarship Conference, Athletic Participation Award in basketball and soccer, and Outstanding Leadership in the Residence Hall - Upward Bound Program.
School activities included: AVID, Link Crew, DECA, League of United Latin American Citizens (including several officer positions), National Honor Society, Student Council, and FLHS girls basketball, soccer and varsity cheerleading.
The Floyd Koshio Scholarship also recognizes students who choose to give back to the community through volunteer work. Daisy has been active in the community by participating in various programs at St. Williams Catholic Church and CSU Upward Bound; Best Friends Animal Society in Utha, Warm Hearts Warm Bodies, Comcast Cares Day; and tutoring at Twombly Elementary School.
The Floyd Koshio Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 by family and friends of the Koshio family, in memory of Floyd and Ina Koshio, former residents of Fort Lupton. Recepients are selected based on overall scholastic achievement, school activities, work experience and community involvement.