FLHS valedictorian Erik Hernandez wins Koshio Memorial Scholarship

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FORT LUPTON — Erik Hernandez, a 2014 graduate of Fort Lupton High School, was named the recipient of this year’s Floyd H. Koshio Memorial Scholarship.


Erik, the son of Ramon and Julia Hernandez, was Valedictorian of his class and plans to attend Colorado State University in the fall, where he will major in mechanical engineering.

Erik’s honors in school included: Academic letter awards, the President’s Leadership Award and Knowledge Bowl and MESA letter awards. Erik’s activities included: CUS Upward Bound, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), League of United Latin American Citizens, Spanish Club, basketball and Link Crew.

The Floyd Koshio Memorial Scholarship recognizes students who choose to give back to the community through volunteer work. Erik has been active by serving in various programs with Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah; Comcast Cares Day; NHS Mentoring Project; Denver Food Pantry; and the Fort Lupton Trapper Days.

The Floyd Koshio Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of former Fort Lupton residents Floyd and Ina Koshio. Recipients are selected based on overall scholastic achievement, school activities, work experience and community involvement.