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Awards & Recognition

Valencia College proudly congratulates our winners of the 2010 Florida Community College Press Association Magazine Competition.

General Excellence: First Place

Valencia College, Phoenix magazine

Individual Excellence Awards to Valencia Students

Poem: First Place

"Ghost" by Ryan Patton

Poetry: Third place

"Independence Day" by Mark Alton
"Where Went my Forest?" by Chris Garcia
"Gentlemen" by Ryan Patton

Fiction: Third place

"Starry Night" by Rania Elbohy

Illustration with Text, Individual: Second Place

"Determination: A World at his Back" by Samantha Harvey

Photo: Third Place

"Fall Rhapsody" by Joanna Knowles

Design: First Place

Michelle Cavanaugh and Katie Mascarello Simari

Editing: Third Place

Michelle Cavanaugh

Cover: First Place

"Frame Work," art by Jody Roun & design by Katie Mascarello Simari

Contents Page: First Place

Contents by Michelle Cavanaugh and Katie Mascarello Simari

Staff Page: First Place

Staff by Michelle Cavanaugh and Katie Mascarello Simari

Inner Circle of Excellence Award (for students placing in 3 or more categories)

Michelle Cavanaugh and Katie Mascarello Simari

For the complete list of state-wide winners, please visit:

Congratulations to the cash winners for Phoenix magazine for 2010:


"Ghost" by Ryan Patton
"Independence Day" by Mark Alton


"Brotherhood" by Sean Drake


"Starry Night" by Rania Elbohy


"Desideratum" by Ryan Neri
"Tessitura" by Ryan Neri

$100 per category was awarded courtesy of Student Development.
Check out winning pieces here toward the end of each spring semester when the latest Phoenix is released.

Click Here for the winners of the 2009 FCCAA Magazine Contest.

Click Here for the 2008 Florida Community College Publication Association Award List

Awards and Recognition for Previous Years

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