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De Anza College Students Earn Top Honors at Journalism Competition

La Voz, the school's paper, received high recognition during live contests and year-long work.

journalism students brought home some impressive awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges convention held in Burbank March 22 to 24.

About 500 students from 47 community colleges attended the convention, which honors live contests plus issues from 2011.

, who wrote for Cupertino Patch and is the former news editor for the school’s paper La Voz, took first place in the broadcast news writing and third place in copy editing in the live contest.

Sara Gobets, incoming editor-in-chief for La Voz, snagged second place in feature photo.

For the academic year in the mail-in contest, first place in front page layout went to Israel Gutierrez and , former editors, and got third place for editorial cartoon.

Other awards include honorable mention to Michael Mannina for copy editing; honorable mention to Leila Forouhi for sports writing.

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