Linnet Adams wins the Guy C. Comes Memorial Scholarship

Linet Adams wins the Guy C. Comes Memorial Scholarship

Each year we give out the Guy C. Comes Memorial Scholarship to one graduating high school senior. Guy C. Comes was a member of the Board of Directors of the POECU for over 49 years. Guy dedicated his service to helping others and to help the credit union grow. He served as the President (Chairman of the Board) for 25 years from 1949 to 1974. He continued to serve on the Board until the health of his wife required his constant attention.

In the spirit of Guy, this scholarship of $1,000 is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and social responsibility. This year we had a lot of stunning applications, but the applicant who stood out the most was Linnet Adams. Linnet Adams is a senior at Benjamin Franklin High School. She has taken nine AP courses and twelve honors courses throughout her high school career and has been the leader of multiple extracurricular organizations, including: taking on the position of co-president and treasurer of Quiz Bowl, co-historian of Mu Alpha Theta, and president and co-founder of Comedy Club. When I asked Linnet why she co-founded the Comedy Club, she told me that she “wanted to have a club where people can relax and unwind and tell jokes.” She has also put in over 300 hours of service at the Catholic Youth Organization.

 Linnet Adams accepts the Guy C. Comes Memorial Scholarship from POECU Presient, Sidney A. Parfait, CPA.

Linnet Adams accepts the Guy C. Comes Memorial Scholarship from POECU Presient, Sidney A. Parfait, CPA.

Linnet is going to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa this coming fall. She plans on double majoring in history and psychology. “History and psychology both really interest me, and I hope to become a high school guidance counselor,” Linnet said. We can tell that Linnet is a driven, passionate, and caring person, and we have no doubt that she will achieve the goals that she has set forth for herself.

Congratulations, Linnet! This scholarship was well deserved.

Rachel Morris