Kristin Kosiewicz Annual Memorial Scholarship recipient LAHS graduating senior Camille Romero. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography
Kristin Kosiewicz Annual Memorial Scholarship recipient LAHS graduating senior Brianna Nieto. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography
LAPS Foundation News:
The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation announces Camille Romero and Brianna Nieto as the graduating seniors selected for the Kristin Kosiewicz Annual Memorial Scholarship.
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded in memory of Kristin Kosiewicz, a 1993 graduate of Los Alamos High School who passed away Sept. 26, 2021.
The purpose of the scholarship is to increase awareness of the dangers of accidental drug overdose which tragically took Kosiewicz’s life. Applicants for the scholarship wrote an essay about the negative impacts of substance abuse including their ideas on prevention and awareness strategies to better prepare young adults graduating from high school to avoid the dangers of accidental overdose, as well as the role gateway substances have in leading young people to become addicted.
Stan Kosiewicz and Amy Anderson, Kristin’s father and stepmother, were touched by the donations from family and friends for the scholarship. The Foundation will continue to accept donations for future awards of the scholarship. They were also impressed by the wisdom and insight demonstrated by all of the applicants in their essays.
Kosiewicz commented, “We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness about accidental drug overdose with the hope that we can help prevent other families from experiencing the tragic loss of a child. Reading the students’ essays meant a lot to us and helped with our healing process.”
Congratulations to the two students who were selected as the first recipients of the scholarship. Romero will attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and major in business marketing.
Nieto will attend New Mexico State University and study criminal justice and pre-law.
The Kristin Kosiewicz Annual Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Learn more at www.lapsfoundation.com. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation