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Church Hill Classics Announces "Frame My Future"
Scholarship Contest Finalists

Monroe, CT – April 15, 2009 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the collegiate diploma frame industry, has announced the 24 finalists in their "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest which were chosen  from over 3,300 complete entries from all across the country.

The finalists' entries will be posted on the company's website,  for the final phase of the contest where the public will determine the winners by popular vote. Voting will run from April 15 through May 15. Establishing this scholarship contest has enabled the company to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education with five $1,000 awards going to the 5 top-voted entries. CHC recently added a bonus for the entry receiving the most votes with a matching donation of $1,000 from CHC to the attended 2009-2010 college or university's scholarship endowment fund in their name!

The Finalists, hometowns and the schools they plan to attend to date are as follows:

Misty Booths, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Community College of Allegheny County/Shadyside School of Nursing, Pennsylvania
Ally Carr, Litchfield Park, Arizona - Bard College at Simons Rock, Massachusetts
Hsien-Ping Cha, Sunnyvale, California - Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
Alexandra Chavez, Glendale, Arizona – Eastern Arizona Community College, Arizona
Patrick Chopson, Buford, Georgia - Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia
Sara Coursin, Pewaukee, Wisconsin – St. Norbert College, Wisconsin
Raquel Coy, Springfield Gardens, New York – CUNY - York College, New York
Suzanne Geary, Latham, New York - Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
Rebecca Gleason, Los Angeles, California - IUPUI - Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ashley Heidler, Shippenville, Pennsylvania – Villanova University, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Hutto, Tallahassee, Florida - Tallahassee Community College, Florida
Bhavya Kandimalla, Southborough, Massachusetts - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
Amy Lovvik, Fulton, New York - SUNY Oswego, New York
Amrita Mehta, San Jose, California – De Anza College, California
Daniel Mihelich, Riverside, California – California State University, Fullerton, California
Laura Nash, Lake Tapps, Washington – Lewis & Clark College, Oregon
Christine O'Rourke, Houston, Texas – The University of Alabama, Alabama
Dmitriy Podlog, Old Bridge, New Jersey – Cornell University, New York
Abigael Puritz, Oneonta, New York – SUNY Purchase College, New York
Shelby Slocum, Spanaway, Washington – Eastern Washington University, Washington
Kristin Smith, West Point, Utah – Brigham Young University – Idaho
Alyssa Studebaker, Macomb, Michigan - Northwood University, Michigan
Maren Wiseheart, Brookfield, Illinois – Rush University, Illinois or Marshall University, West Virginia
Stephanie Yawn, Marietta, Georgia - Georgia Tech, Georgia

The "Frame My Future" scholarship contest, which is the first of an ongoing annual scholarship program, was established to help success-driven students finance their college education.  The national contest asked students to submit a "creation" on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper that expresses what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after college. The space could be used to create a photograph, essay, collage, drawing, painting, or other creative pieces. The entry needed to communicate: This is how I "Frame My Future."  Submissions were accepted from September 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.

The scholarship contest received an overwhelming response with over 3,300 complete entries. Entries were received from every state in the U.S. from students who will be attending college in the 2009-2010 school year. The sheer number of creative, quality entries made the selection process very difficult. CHC employees made the final selection in a company-wide voting process which yielded 24 Finalists and 30 Honorable Mentions.  

Lucie Voves, owner of Church Hill Classics states, "We hit a nerve with kids across the country who invested hours of work and abundant creativity to complete their amazing vision of their own future. 

As a company, we are proud to be giving back in our own way, and I hope that we can motivate other small businesses to give a little, because the result can be a great deal gained.  These amazing young people are an inspiration.  By creating visions for themselves, they are laying a thoughtful path for their own success and future contributions to our society.  In a time when much of what you read and hear is discouraging, my hope is that you too will be inspired by the remarkable entries."

All 24 "Frame My Future" finalist entries can be found and voted for on the CHC website at: /contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2009/finalists.aspx

Public voting is taking place from April 15 through May 15. The top five winners by popular vote will be announced at the end of May.

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics, a woman-owned business, was founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves.  The company manufactures custom diploma, credential and photo frames, as well as a line of desk accessories for hundreds of institutions of higher education, military and professional associations and corporate clients.  For 2008, the company was named by Inc. Magazine as the 5th fastest-growth company for the consumer products industry in Connecticut, and also ranked 180th nationally on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies within the consumer products industry.  More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at