THE KICK IS GOOD!

October 15, 2013 9:03 am | Comments Off

The 2013 Team Mutual season came to an exciting conclusion on October 11th, as Oak Mountain High School student Layne Phillips successfully kicked a field goal to win this year’s college scholarship contest. All members of Team Mutual are extremely proud of Layne and wish him the best of luck for his remaining time in high school, at college and beyond.

Layne’s kick took place between the first and second quarter of OMHS’s game against Spain Park High School. His first of three attempts didn’t go as planned but Layne sized up his second kick and drilled the football through the uprights. Here’s a video of Layne’s big kick:

Eagle players, students and fans cheered loudly for Layne after he connected on his second kick. Layne’s family and members of Team Mutual posed for pictures after the kick. You can learn more about Layne from this previous post and see more photos by visiting the Mutual Savings Credit Union Facebook page.

Layne Phillips poses with his scholarship check after his winning kick.

Layne Phillips poses with his scholarship check after his winning kick.

Congratulations again Layne! It was a pleasure working with you and everyone at Mutual Savings Credit Union is extremely proud of your accomplishment!

Meet the winner: Layne Phillips

October 8, 2013 6:35 pm | Comments Off

Team Mutual is proud to announce the name of the lucky Oak Mountain High School student that has been selected to participate in the 2013 Team Mutual Kick for College contest. Layne Phillips will have three chances to kick a successful field goal during OMHS’s game on October 11th and win scholarship money from Mutual Savings Credit Union.

Team Mutual would like to thank all of the Oak Mountain students and parents that registered for this year’s contest. Layne was selected from the most number of entries that Team Mutual has received since we began this program in 2010.

Layne is a junior at Oak Mountain. He attributes his success in the classroom to his interest in his favorite subjects.

“I enjoy English and my Forensic Science classes,” Layne said in a recent interview with Team Mutual. “Forensic Science is one of my favorite classes because it requires me to take a ‘hands on’ approach to learning more about the topic.”

When he lines up for his field goal attempts, it won’t be the first time Eagle fans have seen Layne on the field. You might recognize him from his involvement with the OMHS Student Athletic Trainer program.

“I’ve been working with the program since my freshman year,” Layne said. “It requires me to be at almost all of Oak Mountain’s home and away games for every team. I hope to make Athletic Training my major at the University of Alabama after high school.”

Tuscaloosa will be familiar territory for Layne when it’s time to go off to college because attending Crimson Tide football games is one of his favorite hobbies.

Team Mutual wishes Layne the best of luck in his attempt to win a $1000 scholarship from Mutual Savings Credit Union. All Oak Mountain students, parents and teachers are encouraged to come to the Eagles’ game against Spain Park this Friday night and support Layne.  The kick will occur between the first and second quarters.

GOOD LUCK LAYNE! Watch the video below to learn a little more about Layne:

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2013 Team Mutual Kick for College Scholarship Contest

August 20, 2013 12:03 pm | Comments Off

The 2013 Oak Mountain High School football season is here and Team Mutual is back again to help one lucky OMHS student offset college expenses with the Team Mutual Kick for College Scholarship Contest!

Since 2010, Team Mutual has given an OMHS student an opportunity to successfully kick a field goal during the Eagles’ homecoming game at Heardmont Park. If your kick sails through the uprights like Bryan Richer’s kick did in 2012, you’ll win college scholarship money from Team Mutual! All Oak Mountain High School students (boys and girls) that are 14 and older are eligible to enter the drawing that will determine the student that will have the chance to kick.

To enter the drawing, complete this form and bring it to the Team Mutual tent at Heardmont Park at home games this fall or email the completed form to marketing@mutualsavings.org. Parents and students that bring their form to the Team Mutual tent will receive a special prize package compliments of Mutual Savings Credit Union. Please click here for official rules and regulations.

Best of luck to the Eagles this season! We’ll see you at the Team Mutual tent!

 

Bryan Risher wins the $2000 Team Mutual Scholarship!

October 22, 2012 2:31 pm | Comments Off

On Friday, October 19th, Oak Mountain High School student Bryan Risher won $2,000 from Team Mutual, the financial education program for students from Mutual Savings Credit Union. Bryan, along with other Oak Mountain students, registered for a field goal kicking contest at the Team Mutual tent during Oak Mountain football games at Heardmont Park all season. Bryan’s name was drawn from hundreds of entries and he spent the days leading up to his big kick practicing for the moment with his father and brother.

Mutual Savings Credit Union helps students and parents add to their financial education through the Team Mutual brand and activities.

Bryan plays tenor sax in the Oak Mountain High School band and will be able to use the $2,000 towards expenses associated with college

“The goal of Team Mutual is to help students become aware of their financial responsibilities in college and beyond,” said Kendall Speed, Mutual Savings Credit Union’s Executive Vice President. “We’re proud of Bryan for not only winning the scholarship money but also taking the initiative to address his college expenses early.”

Bryan was given three chances to successfully kick a field goal from the 5-yard line between the first and second quarters of the Eagles’ game against the visitors from Prattville High School. OMHS students, parents, fans and band members showed their support for Bryan during his field goal attempts. Their support grew even louder as Bryan lined up his third and final attempt, which went sailing through the uprights.

“I wasn’t sure if I could do it,” Bryan said moments after making the kick. “But I’m glad I did – this feels great!”

Here’s a video of Bryan’s winning kick. You can also see more photos at Mutual Savings Credit Union’s Facebook page.

Bryan Risher poses with a check for $2,000 from Mutual Savings Credit Union moments after his winning kick.

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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.

A tough loss to Pelham High School won’t be enough to cool off the hot start to the 2012-2013 football season for the Oak Mountain High School Eagles. With wins over Shades Valley, Wetumpka and Stanhope Elmore, the Eagles are off to one of their best starts in years. Oak Mountain looks to start another winning streak when they visit Pell City High School on Friday night.

Team Mutual will be cheering hard for the Eagles while they’re on the road this week and we’ll be looking forward to the next home game on October 5th. Be sure to be at Heardmont Park for that game and stop by the Team Mutual tent. It will be the last opportunity for Oak Mountain High School students to register for this year’s ‘Kick to Win’ contest.

Good luck against Pell City and we’ll see you on October 5th!!

Mutual Savings Credit Union announces ‘Kick to Win’ contest.

September 12, 2012 1:07 pm | Comments Off

Mutual Savings Credit Union is giving one lucky student at Oak Mountain High School a chance to kick a field goal for a $2,000 scholarship this season. The winner of a random drawing will be given the opportunity to “Kick to Win” at the Eagle’s home game on October 19th.

The scholarship contest is part of Mutual Savings Credit Union’s overall sponsorship of Oak Mountain High School athletics and the credit union’s campaign designed to help Oak Mountain students boost their financial education through helpful videos and articles.

The partnership between Oak Mountain High School and Mutual Savings Credit Union is entering its third year and entries for the scholarship contest increase each season.

“We’ve benefitted from our involvement with Oak Mountain athletics and have enjoyed working with the school,” said Kendall Speed, Executive Vice President of MSCU. “More importantly, we feel that we’ve helped Oak Mountain students be better prepared to handle the different financial situations they will experience after high school and beyond.”

Oak Mountain High School students can register for the 2012 “Kick to Win” contest at the Mutual Savings Credit Union tent during the September 14th and October 5th home games at Heardmont Park. The student selected to participate in the contest will be contacted by Mutual Savings the week prior to the October 19th home game.

Be sure to see highlights from last year’s ‘Kick to Win’ contest participant!

Mutual Savings Credit Union officials presented a donation of $1,500 to the Oak Mountain High School Athletics Booster Club on Saturday, August 18th. The check presentation was conducted during the Oak Mountain High School Sports Festival at Heardmont Park.

MSCU’s donation was just the first of many ways that the credit union will show its commitment to the Eagles this school year. OMHS students can also register for Mutual Savings Credit Union’s annual scholarship kick in which one lucky student will be given an opportunity to kick a field goal in front a large home crowd later in the football season. A successful kick will earn that student $2,000 to use towards college expenses.

Mutual Savings Credit Union’s involvement with Oak Mountain High School athletics has given the credit union an opportunity to bring financial education into focus for students.

“Financial education is a topic that isn’t on a lot of student’s minds but MSCU’s involvement with Oak Mountain athletics helps change that,” said Sonja Purvis, Chief Marketing and Development Office for Mutual Savings. “Our goal is to help Oak Mountain students get a head start on learning the basics of finance so that real-world situations like borrowing money or managing a checking account won’t be a difficult adjustment.”

Oak Mountain High School students, teachers and parents will be able to visit the Mutual Savings tent at home games this season to register for the scholarship kick plus receive free giveaways and information about the credit union. Mutual Savings has also created a website, www.TeamMutual.com, for visitors to see highlights about contest winners from previous seasons as well as fun videos that make it easier to understand finance.

Below: Mutual Savings Credit Union Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kendall Speed (right) presents a donation to OMHS Booster Club President Billy Barton.

Online vs Traditional Schools

July 16, 2012 3:36 pm | Comments Off

The number of students that attend online colleges and universities is growing each year. So what’s the difference between a traditional school and an online school? There’s more to it than you think. Watch this free video to examine all the differences and advantages to both.

“Like” Your Privacy

June 22, 2012 3:07 pm | Comments Off

Everyone is on Facebook these days (even us!). We may think we know all there is to the behind-the-scene elements of social media but in reality, Facebook is constantly changing. Here’s a great article that reminds us of the importance of the privacy features on Facebook.

Click here to read why taking a few quick steps can help you avoid a lot of trouble down the road.

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