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Phoenix Suns Charities & Helios Education Foundation Award Full-Tuition College Scholarship To Carl Hayden Community High School Student

Marylin Maldonado knew that Monday was going to be a big day.

The coronavirus pandemic unfortunately robbed the Carl Hayden Community High School senior of the opportunity to experience a traditional graduation ceremony, but she was excited to celebrate the achievement alongside her fellow graduates in the Class of 2020 during a drive through graduation ceremony at Hayden last night.

Before that, though, Maldonado woke up bright and early to participate in a teleconference interview with representatives from a local organization who were deliberating their final candidates for a small college scholarship.

Just before the conversation was slated to begin, Maldonado received a call from Jessica Solis with Be A Leader Foundation.