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Online Voting Selected Five Winners in Church Hill Classics’
2015 Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
Monroe, CT – May 13, 2015 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame
industry, announced the five Winners
in its seventh annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2015
. The Winners were determined through an online public vote of 24 Finalists narrowed from more than 5,500 total entries received.
For seven years, CHC has given back to students pursuing their dreams of a college education by sponsoring the nationwide Frame My Future Scholarship Contest. Students enter a creative, original piece that expresses what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional lives after college. Entries range from photographs, poems, essays, sculptures, collages, drawings, paintings, and other imaginative pieces but must communicate: This is How I Frame My Future
. The entry period was from October 1, 2014 to March 3, 2015.
The 24 Finalists
were posted online for a one-month public voting period. The Finalists reached out to family, friends, teachers, and their communities to share their entries. The online vote determined the 5 Winners - each of whom will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, the top-voted entry, the Grand Prize Winner, will receive a $1,000 donation to his/her college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Winners of the 2015 Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
This year’s Grand Prize Winner is Olivia Nguyen of San Francisco, California
. Olivia will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at New York University
in New York, New York in the Fall 2015 where she will be a freshman at the College of Dentistry. As a Grand Prize Winner, New York University
will also receive a $1,000 donation to its scholarship endowment fund in Olivia’s name to benefit other students during their academic journeys.
Olivia’s winning creation was a self-photo holding a photograph in front of her acceptance letter to NYU Dental School. The photograph depicted Olivia on a self-funded dental mission trip to Nicaragua. Here is the summary she submitted along with her entry:
John Williams of Independence, Missouri
|“During a self-funded dental mission trip to Nicaragua, I discovered a passion for patient contact and a newfound desire to give back to the community. Through this experience, I am motivated to fulfill my dreams of becoming a dentist. Although the journey has been difficult, I am proud to have been accepted to my top choice dental school. I know that road ahead will be even more arduous, but I have the drive to overcome all obstacles in order to serve others through dental care.” View her full entry online.
will attend Philander Smith College
in Little Rock, Arkansas to study Psychology with an emphasis in pre-law. His entry was a photograph of himself with a gavel. John is passionate about helping children get a second chance, and explains: “I have been volunteering at the Jackson County Youth Court for five years and I have fallen in love with law and becoming a lawyer…” View his full entry online
Ashley Naguit of Corpus Christi, Texas
will be a first-year student in the Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center
in Fort Worth, Texas this Fall. Her entry piece was a drawing depicting her desire to work in the field of Family Medicine as a Physician Assistant (PA). “As a future PA, I frame my future by using my enthusiasm for medicine and my compassion for healthcare to provide attentive care to the families of north Texas.” View her full entry online.
Mariel Velazquez of Edinburg, Texas
will study Early Childhood Education at The University of Texas at Austin
as a freshman this Fall. She entered a drawing portraying herself “… as a teacher holding and admiring the future generations of our world... Elementary teachers create the educational foundation for their students.” View her full entry online
Caroline Jarecke of Denver, Colorado
entered a graphic design rendition of herself writing code. She will attend Louisiana State University
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to study Computer Science and Engineering. According to Caroline, “I'm always the one my family comes to when they have any problem with the computer. I've always loved working with technology. It was only a few years ago that I realized I could combine my passion for technology and love of building new things into one job: software engineering...” View her full entry online.
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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 a YouTube interview, Ms. Voves discusses her business and how easy it is for customers to create the perfect diploma frame for themselves or as a gift. In 2014, the company was named to Inc. 5000 Magazine’s Fast-Growth Business list for the eighth time. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com.