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Suns award full-tuition scholarship to achieving high school senior

Courtesy Phoenix Suns

For some, the dream to one day attend college is sometimes just that, a dream.

For Franklin Police and Fire High School senior Carlos Yepiz, the Phoenix Suns made that dream a reality.

Phoenix Suns Charities awarded Yepiz with a full-tuition, four-year scholarship Monday to attend Northern Arizona University this coming fall.

“I’m thrilled to receive this full-tuition scholarship to NAU,” Yepiz said in the Suns press release. “I’m looking forward to pursuing my dream of becoming a neurosurgeon and creating a better life for my family.”

Yepiz was chosen by the Phoenix Suns Charities board of directors because of his impressive academic record and participation in extracurricular activities. Yepiz is involved with his school’s student government and is part of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Metro Tech High School.

This is the third consecutive year that Phoenix Suns Charities has awarded a student with a full-tuition, four-year scholarship for their consistent hard work in and out of the classroom.


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