New Horizons Credit Union supports local education through Hi-Q sponsorship

MOBILE, AL (April 17, 2017) — New Horizons Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the Mobile County School System’s Hi-Q tournaments which gathers 14 high schools together to compete academically.  These high schools represent both public and private high schools in the Mobile, Alabama and surrounding areas.

Not only does New Horizons Credit Union support Hi-Q with sponsorship dollars, but also with volunteer hours.  New Horizons Credit Union has been offering volunteer support for over 30 years through two of its board members, Joe Mills and William W. Lewis, who attend each match as the score and time-keepers.

The Hi-Q tournaments provide an avenue for New Horizons Credit Union to also showcase its annual High School Scholarship Program which awards 5, $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  Winners will be selected in April with award recipients announced in May.

“It is refreshing to see this caliber of students in our community, and we are happy to support their efforts.  They are the future of America – we need to support education where we can,” comments Lisa Corvo, President/CEO of New Horizons Credit Union.

The Hi-Q competition is the oldest continuing academic competition in the U.S. Hi-Q originated in Pennsylvania in 1948.  It expanded across the country over the years and then into Alabama in 1987. The local winner moves on to compete nationally.  Bob Grip, FOX10TV, serves as the regions Quiz Master asking tough questions from 13 subjects.  New Horizons Hi-Q competition begins every January and runs through March.  The top 3 teams that make it to the finals each year are awarded cash prizes in the amount of $1000 for 3rd place, $1500 for 2nd place, and $2000 (and a trophy) for 1st place.

New Horizons CU President/CEO, Lisa Corvo and Bob Grip with FOX 10TV, with Hi-Q Tournament Trophy.

About New Horizons Credit Union

Established in 1950, New Horizons Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, governed by a member-elected, volunteer Board of Directors and is the largest locally based Credit Union in Mobile, AL serving members worldwide through a variety of electronic services.  New Horizons Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender offering solutions for the real world. For details on services and membership, call (251) 316-3240 or visit


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