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It’s Time to Vote for your Favorite Finalist Entry in the 2013 Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

Your Vote can Help a Student Win Money for College!

April 2, 2013- Monroe, CT — Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame industry, announced today their selection for the 24 Finalists in their 5th annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest. This nationwide Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2013 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 2, 2012 through March 5, 2013. Over 9,200 entries were received, including photographs, poems, essays, collages, artwork, graphic design, and other imaginative pieces. The contest was open to all students who plan to attend college on a full-time basis in the 2013-2014 academic year. “Every year that we host the Frame My Future Scholarship Contest, we are always impressed by students’ talent,” CHC President Lucie Voves said, “though this makes the selection process much more difficult.  It’s great to be able to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education with this unique and creative way to earn a scholarship.”   According to Voves, the 24 Finalists represent only .26% of the total entries. After a panel of judges at CHC narrowed down entries, all employees participated in a companywide voting process which yielded 24 Finalists and 37 Honorable Mentions. The 24 Finalist entries are posted on the company’s diplomaframe.com website, visit: www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013finalists The company invites members of the public to vote for their favorite entry during the final phase of the contest; this will determine the scholarship winners. Voting runs from April 2 to May 2, 2013. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to each of the five top-voted entries, and the entry receiving the most votes will also earn a matching donation of $1,000 toward the entrant’s college or university’s scholarship endowment fund, in their name. The Finalists, their hometowns, and the schools they plan to attend this fall are as follows:
  • Salah Ahmad from Houston, TX - University of Houston
  • Emma Chacon from Lake Elsinore, CA – West Coast University
  • David Demarest from Carlsbad, CA - University of Southern California
  • Kelsey DeGreef from San Diego, CA - California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Casandra Gonzales from Missouri City, TX – School of Visual Arts or Pratt Institute
  • Madeleine Jakle from Ballwin, MO – Truman State University
  • Delaney Januzzi from Lake Oswego, OR – California Institute of the Arts
  • Emily Jennings from Duluth, GA – University of Georgia
  • Arrianna Johnson from Huber Heights, OH – Lincoln College of Technology
  • Martin Kenefick from Carthage, NC – East Carolina University
  • Matthew Laiosa from Slingerlands, NY – Fashion Institute of Design or School of Visual Arts
  • Chi Le from Chapel Hill, NC – Duke University or Emory University
  • Gaelyn Lindauer from Hollis, ME – Hampshire College, Amherst College or Bennington College
  • Jeana Lindo from Pembroke Pines, FL – Pratt Institute
  • Maura Madinger from Chesterfield, MO – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Anne Mueller from Sparks, NV – Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • Alyx Reinhardt from Raleigh, NC – North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jonathan Scott from Brooklyn, NY – Cornell University
  • Timothy Smela from Saint Clair Shores, MI – Auburn University
  • Kevin Somers from Burlington, NC – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Haley Steffen from Mercer Island, WA – Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Margaret Tazioli from Mundelein, IL – Moody Bible Institute
  • Mary-Kate Warren from Sheffield, AL – Athens State University
  • Kapers Williams Jr. from Powder Springs, GA – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Be sure to place your vote from April 2 - May 2, 2013 (11:59pm Eastern Time). The top five winners by popular vote will be announced May 16, 2013.

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics, known online as diplomaframe.com, 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 its e-commerce site at diplomaframe.com™ or through its partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2012, the company was named to Inc. 5000 Magazine’s Fast-Growth Business list for the seventh time. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at https://www.diplomaframe.com.
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