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St. Mary’s Credit Union Holds Contest for Local High School Art/Media Clubs


Online Voting for the 4Reel Video Project to Start Soon

Marlborough, MA – November 5, 2009 – Throughout the month of October, St. Mary’s Credit Union hosted a video contest for local high schools. Called the ‘4Reel Video Project,’ the challenge was open to each school’s art/media/film clubs, and gave them the chance for some real-world experience, bragging rights, and cash for their school.

Students from each participating high school animated a 90-second video about credit unions from the perspective of young people. At the end of October, the schools submitted their videos and each will be posted on the St. Mary’s Credit Union website for voting by the public. The winning video is to be posted on YouTube and St. Mary’s website, – in addition, the winning animation will serve as an artistic template for a series of informational videos that St. Mary’s is producing.

St. Mary’s Credit Union will award a $1,500 cash prize to the school with the winning team and a $1,000 prize to all other participants. While the schools will have flexibility to use the cash however they wish, the hope from St. Mary’s is that the funds will help each school purchase animation software for the respective clubs. Jack Caulfield, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Credit Union said, "We’re very excited to be a part of the 4Reel Video Project,” He added. “St. Mary’s has put together a wonderful challenge that will give participating students valuable experience and insights about animation, finances, and marketing that will help them prepare for the real world. We’re looking forward to seeing the great animations that these students are sure to produce.”

About St. Mary’s Credit Union
For nearly 100 years, St. Mary’s Credit Union has been the community-focused financial institution in Massachusetts. Based in Marlborough with branches in Marlborough, MA, Northborough, MA and Hudson, MA, St. Mary’s Credit Union has more than $400 million in assets and 35,000 members. Membership in St. Mary’s Credit Union is open to everyone living or working in Middlesex or Worcester counties. For more information, go to:


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