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What's the Last Photo on Your Phone?

We asked students around the colleges of Dallas County Community College District about the photos they take with their smartphones and more specifically, "What was the last photo on your phone?" See what they had to say and then show us the last photo on your phone. Post it and tag it with #dcccdphotos.
North Lake College Student One of Few to Win Scholarship
Maria Del Carmen Orduña is one of 20 students worldwide to be named a 2014 Guistwhite Scholar. Orduña was to receive a $5,000 Guistwhite Scholarship during the Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., April 24-26. “It took a few days for me to let it sink in,” Orduña told The Dallas Morning News. “I could not have done it without my amazing Phi Theta Kappa friends and advisors. They have taught me the meaning of teamwork. We lose together and we win together.” Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Mountain View PTK Member Earns International Award
Jose Sandoval recently received an international award for Phi Theta Kappa 2014 Distinguished Chapter Member. Chapters nominate Distinguished Chapter Members. They are nominated based on their embodiment of the hallmarks of the honor society (scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship).
Richland Language Student Places High in Chinese Proficiency
Cailey Petrus of Richland College was awarded third place in the 2014 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competition for college students. The competition was held at the University of Texas at Dallas in April. The Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing organizes the event. Petrus is a native English speaker who joined Professor Dahe Lu’s CHIN 1411 class in fall 2013 without any Chinese language background. At the competition, he gave a two-minute speech in Chinese titled “Learning Chinese Is Interesting; Studying Chinese Is Useful.”
Brookhaven Student Appears in Film Documentary
Mary Catherine Schoals, student and part-time graphics assistant, made her on-camera film debut March 20 at the premiere of “Cry Heard ‘Round the World: The Journey to DC to Take a Stand for Mother Earth.” She and fellow student Josh Juhl were two of the students sponsored on a trip to Washington, D.C., last year for the largest climate rally in history. The documentary by Dolphin Blue wraps up a journey following the eminent domain issue related to the Keystone pipeline that started more than a year ago. The Angelika Film Center was the first stop on the Texas tour for the documentary.
Cedar Valley College Dual Credit Student Receives Gates Scholarship
Devin Haynes is the recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholars scholarship class of 2014 through the United Negro College Fund. The program is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Haynes will be graduating from Wilmer-Hutchins High School in May 2014. He plans to attend Texas A&M University. He will continue to major in business and finance.