Church Hill Classics Announces "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2009 Winner Sara Coursin

From Church Hill Classics, May 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 five winners in their "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest which were chosen from over 3,300 entries from across the country. One of the five scholarship winners is Sara Coursin of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, who 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 in De Pere, Wisconsin, and is expected to graduate in 2012.

Sara's entry, as shown below, will be posted along with the other winners' and finalists' entries on the company's diplomaframe.com web site at http://www.framemyfuture.com.

She said, "I was never the kid that was afraid of going to the dentist. In fact I was quite the contrary, because I loved the feeling of cleanliness on my teeth when I left. I would always leave with a sense of pride knowing that I had no cavities in my mouth, which meant no fillings. To me my mouth felt so fresh and pretty that I would walk out of the office smiling and showing off my pearly whites to who ever would look. I want other children and adults to experience that same feeling I always had when I left my dentist. That is why I chose to make a scene depicting me working on a patient as a dentist. It is my goal to get a degree in biology and then go onto dental school. Who knows in the future I could be your dentist, just look for the red nail polish beneath the gloves. Open wide."

Establishing this scholarship contest has enabled CHC to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education. The "Frame My Future" Scholarship awarded five winners, each with a $1,000 scholarship. In January, CHC also added a bonus for the entry receiving the most votes. The Grand Prize Winner's college/university for the 2009-10 school year will receive a matching $1,000 donation for the school's scholarship endowment fund, in their name!

The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is the first of CHC's ongoing annual scholarship program awarding a Grand Prize winner and their college or university $1,000 each, and four Winners $1,000 scholarships. The contest was established to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education. Students were asked 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 was 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 2008 through March 2009.

Students in college now and those who are college bound in 2010 are encouraged to view the winners' and finalists' entries on the CHC web site, http://www.diplomaframe.com and to consider submitting an entry in next year's contest, which begins in the fall of 2009.