Vallejo Times-Herald: Vallejo teen mom overcomes odds, graduates with top honors

By Lanz Christian BaƱes Times-Herald staff writer/

A little less than a year ago, Lucia Zepeda gave birth to a healthy baby girl after five hours of labor.

There was only one complication: Zepeda was 16.

Like many teen mothers, Zepeda faced a difficult of choice of dropping out of school altogether or try and earn her diploma. She knew there was only one answer.

“It was important (to stay in school) because I wanted to graduate and go on to college so I could take care of my daughter,” said Zepeda, who has been at Peoples High School since the end of her junior year.

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