Power Co-op Employees Credit Union



Each will be receiving $1,000 to use towards their future schooling expenses. 

Zackary Mertz

Zack is a senior at Humboldt High School.  Zack is the son of Jim and Kerri Mertz of Humboldt.  Zack participates in the Humboldt FFA, Junior Pistol Club and the Humboldt Trap Shooting Team.  Zack is also the president of iJag Humboldt Chapter which is Iowa’s Jobs for Americas Graduates.  Zack is an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoys reading.  He also keeps busy working at the Humota Theater in Humboldt.  Zack is planning to attend the 2024 Powerline program at NCC in Sheldon, Iowa.  After line school his plans are to work for a cooperative. 

Kirra Day-Powers

Kirra is currently a senior at Garner Hayfield Ventura High School in Garner.  She is the daughter of Matt and Carolyn Powers of Humboldt.  Kirra is active in Volleyball, Track, Cheerleading, church youth group, and 4-H.  Kirra plans to attend Iowa Central Community College in the fall and major in Elementary Education.  In her free time, she enjoys working at the Garner Aquatic Center doing private swim lessons, showing cattle for 4-H and in the winter she works at the local daycare.  She also tries to spend as much time as she can with her four siblings and her friends. 


Returning Student Scholarship

We have selected our returning student scholarship recipients, who will receive $500 to use towards her next year of tuition. 

My name is Paige German, daughter of Nick and Stacy German, and I am a class of ’22 graduate from Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School. I am from Clarion, Iowa where I am the oldest of 2 siblings, Justin and Brecklyn German. Currently, I attend the University of Northern Iowa for Interactive Digital Studies with emphasis in Advertising and Imaging and minoring in Computer Science. On campus, I am involved in Women in Computing, Digital Collective, TPUSA, and University Honors Program; I also work as the Marketing and Communications Intern for the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, hiking, crafting, listening to rock music, watching horror movies, and staying busy/always being involved. 

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