East Carolina University student Alexandra Smith, of Apex, was the winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the Frame My Future Scholarship Contest offered by Church Hill Classics.
She was selected as one of 24 finalists based on her submission of a creative work expressing personal or professional goals after college, illustrating the theme “This is How I Want to Frame My Future.”
Smith submitted an image of herself working at a laptop to create an animated scene, reflecting her career goal of becoming a storyboard artist for an animation company such as Dreamworks, Disney or Pixar. In her entry, Smith said she hoped some day to see her work on the big screen.
The finalists were posted on Facebook for a one-month voting phase. Smith was one of the top five entries earning the most votes, which earned her a $1,000 scholarship and a commemorative frame.