INDIANOLA, MS– Kirksey Middle School’s Omarion Tanner, representing Planters, won second place in the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! national video contest.  The announcement was made today in a video broadcast via the ABA’s Instagram account. As the second place winner, Omarion will receive a cash prize of $3000.00 to fund his savings goal.

Planters Bank was one of 89 bank participants who hosted local levels of the competition and selected a winner to represent their bank and compete on the national level. Omarion’s video, “The Football Playbook” discusses how to plan for the future by using a football strategy. To view the video, click here  .

“Lights, Camera, Save is a great way for students to learn about financial responsibility while using their creative abilities to teach others to be smart with money.  Omarion did a great job comparing financial freedom to the game of football, and we a proud of him for his success in the Lights, Camera, Save contest.”  said Andy Sanders, Executive Vice President & CAO. “

Lights, Camera, Save!, now in its 12th year, is a national contest that encourages teens ages 13-18 to communicate the value of sound money management in a 30-second or less video. This free competition is one of ABA Foundation’s most popular financial education initiatives.

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In April 1920, Planters Bank & Trust began serving customers in the small community of Ruleville, Mississippi. Planters Bank has remained rooted in its mission to dedicate resources to the betterment of our customers and to the communities we live and work.

Currently headquartered in Indianola, MS, Planters Bank has grown from one bank nestled in the rich soil of Ruleville to over twenty locations spanning communities in Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana.