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Paul Takahashi

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Last month, when Evaleen Diaz found out she was pregnant, it became one more obstacle of many toward her goal of graduating in June with the rest of her Western High School class.

The 17-year-old senior is short on class credits and needs to pass three more proficiency exams before she can walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma. Now, Diaz is three months pregnant, complicating her plans to make up credits and cram for the state-mandated exit exams.

The normally celebratory news of an expectant mother came as a surprise and a source of major disappointment for Diaz's parents. Her father refused to look at her for days, Diaz said...