The Daniel Fuentes Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Nancy and Armando Fuentes with the help and support of the Island Trees High School officials, supervisors and teachers for students to help and obtain a college education.
Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduating Island Trees High School Seniors. Awards will be available to help cover the costs of tuition, fees, room board and other required educational expenses.
Our son, Daniel Fuentes always had a desire to support and help others.
Daniel Fuentes was an active member of the United States Army at the time of his tragic death. We were told he was one of the most beloved soldiers in his platoon. He was proud of the job he did and cared deeply about the men and women he served with, as well as the citizens he protected. He would speak to an officer with the same respect he would give his superiors. Daniel felt everyone should put family first.
Daniel was a beloved son, brother, cousin, and father of a precious little boy whom he never met. Although Daniel had a great deal of responsibility at his job, his family was his number one priority. He was the type of person that put everyone before himself and would drop whatever he was doing if you needed him.
Daniel was easily pleased and simple pleasures made him happy. Daniel had a sense of humor that is unparalleled. He loved to laugh! “It’s all good,” he would say. Daniel had a deep love for God and his country.
In Loving Memory of
Spc. Daniel A. Fuentes 07/27/87-04/06/07