Church Hill Classics announces "Frame my Future" scholarship contest finalist Sara Coursin of St. Norbert College

From Church Hill Classics, April 28, 2009
by Christine Bedder, christine@diplomaframe.com, (800) 477-9005

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. Among the finalists is Sara Coursin of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Sara submitted a mixed media piece that depicts her desire to become a dentist. She expressed that she wants others to have a positive experience at the dentist, as well as a sense of pride in their dental health. She currently attends St. Norbert College and is expected to graduate in 2012.

Sara's entry, as shown below, will be posted along with the other finalists' entries on the company's diplomaframe.com 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 their college or university's scholarship endowment fund in their name!

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. We received entries 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 web site, http://www.diplomaframe.com. 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 http://www.diplomaframe.com.