OMHS freshman wins scholarship

Published 2:38 pm Monday, October 22, 2012

Oak Mountain High School freshman Bryan Risher is presented with a $2,000 scholarship from Mutual Savings Credit Union following his kick at the Eagles' football game on Oct.19. (Contributed)


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.

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!”

Mutual Savings Credit Union helps students and parents add to their financial education through the Team Mutual brand and activities. Financial tips, game updates and a video of Bryan’s winning kick can be found at

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.”

View more photos of Bryan’s winning kick at Mutual Savings Credit Union’s Facebook page.