Church Hill Classics
Contact: Jessica Joram
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Vote for Your Favorite Finalist Entry in the
"Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2012
Your Vote Will Help a Student Win Money for College!
April 16, 2012 — Monroe, CT - Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame industry, has announced the 24 Finalists in their "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2012.
The nation-wide "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2012 asked students to submit an original "creation" expressing what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after college. The entry needed to communicate: This is how I "Frame My Future." Submissions were accepted from October 18, 2011, through March 6, 2012. Over 10,500 entries were received, including photographs, poems, essays, collages, artwork, graphic design, and other imaginative pieces.
The unbelievable amount of individual, creative, and quality entries made the selection process very difficult. The 24 Finalists represent only .23% of the total entries. After a panel of judges at Church Hill Classics narrowed down entries, all employees participated in a company-wide voting process which yielded 24 Finalists and 36 Honorable Mentions.
The 24 Finalist entries are posted on the company's diplomaframe.com website. The final phase of the contest involves the public voting on their favorite entry to determine the scholarship winners. Voting runs from April 4 - May 3, 2012 (11:59pm Eastern Time). A $1,000 award will go to each of the five top-voted entries, and the entry receiving the most votes will also earn a matching donation of $1,000 to their college or university's scholarship endowment fund in their name.
The Finalists, hometowns, and the Fall 2012 schools they plan to attend to date are as follows:
Cristina Bauss, Arcata, CA - College of the Redwoods
Christopher Butler, Temple Hills, MD - Maryland Institute College of Art
Salvatore Cosenza, Scottsdale, AZ - The City College of New York
Betty Diop, Bronx, NY - Pace University
Taylor Farris, Grants Pass, OR - Pacific University
Leigh Hastings, Delmont, PA - Penn State New Kensington campus
Logan Herendeen, Bloomington, IN - Ivy Tech Community College
Sonya Herrera, San Antonio, TX - Texas Tech University School of Law
Hannah Hightower, St. Louis, MO - Seton Hall University
Alice Lee, Brentwood, TN - University of Southern California
Bailey Leftwich, Palmyra, MO - Truman State University or Culver-Stockton College
Jessica Lipsett, Midlothian, VA - Virginia Commonwealth University
Cari Logston, Stevenson Ranch, CA - The Master's College
Alexandra Lopez, Taylor, TX - St. Edward's University or Southwestern University
Emily Mangan, Pleasant Hill, OR - Oregon State University
Sam O'Hare, Churchville, MD - Berklee College of Music
Brian Perry, Niles, MI - Lake Michigan College
Erik Petersen, Clyde Park, MT - Western Governors University
Sarah Rademacher, New Hope, MN - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Nicole Rosenhauer, Columbia, MO - Rockhurst University
Abigail Scott, Dover, AR - University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Eric Seo, San Jose, CA - West Valley College
Kayla Shannon, Plymouth, MA - Saint Anselm College
Sarah Shorey, Oriskany, NY - Herkimer County Community College
All 24 "Frame My Future" Finalist entries can be seen on the CHC website at www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2012/finalists.aspx Be sure to place your vote from April 4 - May 3, 2012 (11:59pm Eastern Time). The top five winners by popular vote will be announced May 17, 2012.
This is the fourth year Church Hill Classics has offered the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest. By providing a unique and creative way to earn scholarship money, the company has been able to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education.
About Church Hill Classics
Church Hill Classics (CHC) is a U.S. manufacturer of custom diploma frames, certificate frames, and photo frames for thousands of institutions of higher education, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. The CHC product line includes: Design Your Frame customizable diploma, certificate, and membership frames, military frames and cases, sports frames, desk accessories featuring customized medallions, and a line of Lasting Memories photo frames and signature frames. The company also has a selection of "green" recycled wood frame options. Products and framing online are offered for sale through their e-commerce site at diplomaframe.com™ or through their partner affiliates. CHC is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2011, Inc. Magazine named CHC to the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row; the company ranked 222nd nationally on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies within the Consumer Products & Services industry. Church Hill Classics is also known for their unique scholarship opportunity, the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest, which awards five students $1,000 each to continue their education, and a $1,000 donation to the 1st place winner's school. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at https://www.diplomaframe.com.