Oak Mountain High School freshman Bryan Risher has been selected to participate in the Mutual Savings Credit Union ‘Kick to Win’ scholarship contest this Friday night. The 14-year-old student’s name was drawn from hundreds of entries collected at Oak Mountain home games during this football season.
The Team Mutual scholarship, part of Mutual Savings Credit Union’s initiative to help students get a jump-start on their financial education, has been made available to Oak Mountain High School students since 2010. Bryan is the first underclassman to win a chance to participate in the kicking contest. The news about this opportunity came as a complete surprise to Bryan.
“When my mom told me that my name had been picked, I wasn’t sure if it was really true,” Bryan said. “I don’t usually win drawings or contests like this.”
Bryan plays tenor sax for the Oak Mountain High School band, an instrument he’s played since the sixth grade. Even though he’s never attempted to kick a field goal, Bryan has been putting in valuable practice time at home.
“As soon as we got the news, my dad and I went to the store to buy a football and practice tee,” Bryan said. “I’ll be as prepared as I can be.”
Bryan will have three chances to successfully kick a field goal from the 10-yard line between the first and second quarters at Heardmont Park this Friday night. If any of his attempts are successful, Bryan will be presented with a $2,000.00 check from Mutual Savings Credit Union.
Bryan said that the idea of winning the Team Mutual scholarship has given him reason to practice more than just his kicking.
“I definitely need to work on my celebration dance,” he joked.
Mutual Savings Credit Union invites all Oak Mountain High School students, parents, teachers and fans to come to Heardmont Park to cheer on the Eagles and Bryan. Kickoff for Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
Oak Mountain High School freshman Bryan Risher is excited about his chances for the ‘Kick to Win’ contest.