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Church Hill Classics Awards Five Scholarships and a School Donation
for the “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest 2010
Monroe, CT – May 20, 2010 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the collegiate diploma frame industry, has announced the five Winners in their “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest 2010 which were chosen from over 9,000 entries received from all across the country. Each of the Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The Grand Prize Winner, Hope Olson of Crystal Lake, Illinois, also won a $1,000 donation to her university’s scholarship endowment fund. Hope submitted an architectural blueprint to represent plans for her future, where the rooms hold symbols representing her life plans, including an interior architecture degree, the adoption of children, and travel to England. She is planning to attend Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, in the fall of 2010, and is expected to graduate in 2014.
Winners also include:
Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr. of Lutz, Florida, submitted a digitally enhanced photographic portrait that gives the illusion of being underwater. He writes that he wants to be “Submerged in Creativity” and have a future that is filled with the arts, all forms if possible. He currently attends Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and is expected to graduate in 2012.
Brianna DeMeyere of Lapeer, Michigan, submitted a photo that focuses on a sheet of math problems with a classroom of students in the background. The image, combined with the quote, “To teach is to touch lives forever” represents her focus and hope for the future as a high school math teacher. She currently attends Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan, and is expected to graduate in 2013.
Maggie McCampbell of Jasper, Georgia, submitted a portrait of Dorian from the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Dorian touched the hearts of everyone at camp and gave Maggie a sense of optimism for her future. Her goal is to work for a non-profit organization that is a shining light in the world, “just as Dorian is a shining light to those around him.” She currently attends Mercer University in Georgia, and is expected to graduate in 2011.
Mayrah Udvardi of Corvallis, Oregon, submitted a collage portrait of herself in a sustainable environment. She hopes to be a leader in the field of sustainable design, as she says, “ . . . not because I see the world as a horrible place, but because I see a future filled with so much potential!” She is planning to attend Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the fall of 2010, and is expected to graduate in 2014.
The top five Winners’ entries, as shown below, are featured along with the 19 Finalists’ entries on the company’s diplomaframe.com website.
Establishing this nationwide scholarship contest has enabled the company to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education. The “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest 2010 asked students to submit an original “creation” through an image which expressed what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after college. Entries included photographs, poems, essays, collages, drawings, paintings, and other imaginative pieces. The entry needed to communicate: This is how I “Frame My Future.” Submissions were accepted from September 30, 2009, through March 15, 2010.
The contest received an amazing response with over 9,000 entries, up from 3,300 last year. Entries, coming in from every state in the U.S., were sent in by students who will be attending college in the 2010-2011 academic year. The unbelievable amount of individual, creative, and quality entries made the selection process very difficult. CHC employees made the Finalist selection in a company-wide voting process, which yielded 24 Finalists and 30 Honorable Mentions. The 24 Finalists moved onto the next stage, where they were placed online for public vote from April 5th - May 5th. The public’s votes decided the five $1,000 Scholarship Winners, including the one Grand Prize Winner.
This was the second annual “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest, and Church Hill Classics is planning to launch its third scholarship contest in the fall of 2010. Students are encouraged to view the 2010 Winners’ and Finalists’ entries on the CHC website, at http://www.framemyfuture.com and to consider submitting an entry in next year’s contest. You can sign up to receive information about next year’s scholarship by filling out this online form: http://www.diplomaframe.com/ScholarshipInformation.cfm
About Church Hill Classics
Church Hill Classics manufactures custom diploma frames, certificate frames, and photo frames, as well as a line of desk accessories for thousands of institutions of higher education, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. Products and framing online are offered through their e-commerce site at diplomaframe.com™ or through their partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. The company was named for the 3rd time in 2009 by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing consumer product companies. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com.
Hope Olson's Entry:
Crystal Lake, Illinois
School: Olivet Nazarene University
School Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
This entry portrays my lifelong passion for architecture and design. At age 3, I built houses with wooden blocks. By 7, I filled paper with floor plans of all sorts. Here, each room holds a symbol for something I plan to do in my life: textbooks--earn an interior architecture degree; toys--adopt children; suitcases--travel to England. One day I want to use my design skills to preserve and renovate historic homes and buildings. Most importantly, in all things I want to honor my Lord.
Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr.'s Entry:
Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr.
School: Flagler College
School Location: St. Augustine, Florida
I created a play on words “surreal” image. I wanted to give the illusion of being in water without there actually being water, just the reflection of it. The objects and myself are arranged in a manner which creates the illusion of being submerged; a floating appearance. To top it all off I chose to add a tag line: “Submerged In Creativity”. The final piece is a way of myself speaking out. I want my future to be filled with the arts, all I want to do is create art; all forms if possible.
Brianna DeMeyere's Entry:
School: Saginaw Valley State University
School Location: University Center, Michigan
I plan to be a high school math teacher. I want to help people and hope to change someone's life. The picture is focused on the math problem because that is what I plan to study. The children in the background represent the children I will teach in the future. The quote is a quote that I have always loved being a future teacher.
Maggie McCampbell's Entry:
School: Mercer University
School Location: Georgia
I spent last summer as a counselor at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. The subject of my photograph is Dorian, a 6-year-old who touched the hearts of everyone at camp. Working with Dorian has given me a sense of optimism for my future. My goal after graduation is to work for a non-profit organization that truly is a shining light in the world, just as Dorian is a shining light to those around him. I want to be an outstandingly successful advocate for those who I serve.
School: Wellesley College
School Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
I love buildings! I climb rooftops to experience the visual pleasure of fine details, the broad strokes of skyline silhouettes. I believe the world is just waking up from a dream of particleboard housing. Sustainable design is heading into an era of construction that will integrate environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity. I hope to be a leader in this movement, not because I see the world as a horrible place, but because I see a future filled with so much potential!
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