Flinn Scholars

On Education

January 2, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

Legal swashbuckler Daisy Flores (’89) serves as the County Attorney for Gila County; a couple of years back, she was named by the Payson Roundup one of the “Top 10 People of Influence” in the Rim Country, and these days she supplements her daily duties with service on the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and the state Civil Rights Advisory Board.

Last month, one of Daisy’s other community responsibilities was in the news: She serves on the board of directors for the newly formed Signal Peak Community Foundation, which just received a $1 million grant from the Helios Education Foundation to establish the Southern Gila County College Preparatory Academy. Daisy told the Globe school board that the grant could grow to as much as $3 million, depending on how well things come along. The Academy will be a charter school operated by the Globe public schools and represents the first commitment of funds by Helios to a rural district.