May 21, 2012
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Phoenix High School graduate Yaritza Mardones of Lawrenceville celebrates prior to receiving her diploma during the spring graduation ceremony at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth on Monday.
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Yaritza Mardones, a 17-year-old, found herself in a fix. A diligent student, she was on track to graduate from high school. The birth of her baby girl, however, made it impossible to maintain her schedule of classes.