First State Bank of the Florida Keys awarded the 9th annual Diego L. Caso Scholarship to Key West High School graduate Aaron Doughtry.
Recipients of the scholarship must distinguish themselves with a balance of academic success, school activity involvement, and community volunteerism. Doughtry met the requirements with notable achievements: an excellent academic record, active participation in school programs and community events including: Interact Club President, Band, Beta Club, National Honors Society, Student Council, and Executive Board, while maintaining regular employment and earning a promotion at Winn-Dixie.
"We consider future community leaders an important investment and Aaron's academic success and employment record was very impressive," said Kay Miller, First State Bank Vice President/Human Resources Director. "First State Bank is proud to reward Aaron with an opportunity to continue his education at the college level."
The Diego L. Caso Scholarship was established through the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys with a gift by First State Bank's local Board of Directors. Each year the perpetual scholarship provides $1,000 to a graduating senior of Key West High School in pursuit of a degree in business or finance.
Diego Caso retired from First State Bank after 35 years of service excellence. Born in Cuba, he joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys in 1969 and retired as a Senior Vice President/Cashier in 2004.