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Eleven Athletes in the Running
For $500 Sports Photo Scholarship Contest from Church Hill Classics

Monroe, CT – July 17, 2012 – Eleven Finalists have been announced by Church Hill Classics in its national Sports Photo Scholarship Contest 2012 , with a public vote to follow from July 17  to July  26 on  Church Hill Classics (CHC) is a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame industry, and has been expanding into high school/college athletic awards including framed varsity letters.

The sports photo contest was open to all high school and college varsity athletes who plan on attending college full-time for the 2012-2013 academic year. From May 22 through July 9, CHC asked for an original photograph that displays the ‘true celebration of a sport.'  For the contest, entrants were required to submit a photo that truly displays emotions from celebrating either the team's victory, scoring a game point or winning the championship game, along with many other celebratory sports events.

Each of the 11 Finalists will receive a custom varsity letter frame of their choice, and they are now in the running to win a $500 college scholarship through a public online vote. The Finalist whose sports photo receives the most votes will be the winner of the $500 scholarship.

The Finalists need the public's help in getting votes, which will also help a student get one step forward in their education. This includes their friends, family, other athletes, students, teachers, coaches, and more! Check out the 11 Finalists and vote for your favorite.

The public can also help out the Finalists by posting the link on their Facebook and Twitter pages and by emailing it to their family and friends. Pinterest is another way to help the Finalists by repinning a favorite photo to one's own board.   

Church Hill Classics chose these 11 Finalists by considering the spirit and emotion of their photos.  The sports photos represent jubilant athletes participating in soccer, beach volleyball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, and baseball. Below are the 11 Finalists' photos.  

Courtney Devlin of Springfield, Missouri, submitted a photo of herself and a teammate celebrating after a goal was scored in the 2011 Missouri High School Girls State Soccer Semifinal Game. Both Courtney and her teammates are celebrating because they just scored the first goal of the game that gave them the lead. Both of the girls are screaming with excitement.

Stephanie Gann of Tacoma, Washington, submitted a photo of herself and her teammate celebrating after winning an intense beach volleyball game. This game qualified her and her teammate to participate in the championship game, so they were ecstatic to win the game. They are practically dancing.

Jacolby Robinson of Arlington, Texas
, submitted a photo of his football team celebrating their win. Mansfield Summit football team chant in unison.


Savannah Hanson of Grand Junction, Colorado
, submitted a photo of her volleyball team celebrating their win. The expressions on the three teammates face show their great exhilaration.


Bradley McAdam of Seneca Falls, New York, submitted a photo of his lacrosse winning the North-East 10 Conference Championship. Merrimack College scored the winning goal with only .08 seconds left of the game. Merrimack College, the winning team, celebrated with their hands up. The opponent is on the ground upset about the lost.


Laura Beaty of Coppell, Texas, submitted a photo of her volleyball team celebrating their victory. This is a picture of five of her teammates jumping and screaming when they won their first tournament.

Donovan Ellis of Arlington, Texas, submitted a photo of himself taken right after he scored a touchdown. He is beyond excited to have made that goal, as he pumps his fists in celebration. In the background, one of his teammates celebrates the goal by screaming.

Allison Johnson of Edina, Minnesota, submitted a photo that was taken at her softball game. The two players give each other a big hug after winning the conference title. They had a rough two years of playing softball in high school but winning that game made them feel like it was worth it.

Megan Robertson of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, submitted a photograph that she took at one of the Amherst College softball games. This picture shows five of the teammates and their coach jumping, hugging, and yelling with excitement.

Sydni Clark of Mushegon, Michigan, submitted a photo of her teammates winning the District semi-finals. The five teammates are hugging each other and screaming. The goalie is running over to celebrate with them.

Kyle Younger of Fenton, Missouri, submitted a photo taken by his mother of his baseball team winning the Class 4 Missouri State Baseball Championship. The team is holding up their award, and pointing their fingers high in the air to represent them getting first place.


About the Varsity Letter Frame

The Varsity Letter Frame is a keepsake item that safeguards the varsity letter which is a student athlete's reward for the dedication to his or her sport. The frame features a removable back to insert a varsity letter or to remove a varsity letter to add sports pins. Varsity Letter Frames showcases school color museum-quality mats and an engraved plate.

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics manufactures custom diploma frames, certificate frames, varsity letter frames and photo frames, as well as a line of desk accessories for thousands of colleges and universities, high schools, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. Products and framing online are offered through their e-commerce site at™ or though their partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a certified women-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2011, the company was named to Inc. 5000 Magazine's Fast-Growth Business list for the 6th time. More information of Church Hill Classics can be found at