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Aiken kindergarten teacher wins Malheur region’s Teacher of the Year award

Mayra Pelayo, center, pictured in a photo taken in 2019 with a group of Ontario High graduates who were kindergarten students in her classroom. (Submitted photo)

ONTARIO – When Mayra Pelayo left her home in Mexico at age 13, she was a confident, bookish student. 

She was captain of the volleyball and basketball teams and she dreamed of becoming an architect. 

But Pelayo’s life . . .

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