Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2024 Malden High Class of 2024 Seniors receive a new record of just over $124,000 on Scholarship Night Some 83 scholarship providers present 223 scholarships to over 150 worthy recipients on May 26 By Steve Freker O ne truth that each new crop of Malden High School seniors learn year in and year out is that the generosity of those who have come before them knows few bounds. This fact manifests itself on an annual basis on Malden High School Senior Scholarship Night held the week leading up the Graduation Day. This year the Scholarship Night was held once again in the Thornton Jenkins Auditorium on May 26. A sizable crowd of proud families and friends joined with seniors and scholarship presenters for what turned out to be another record-setting evening of financial enhancement for the newest Malden High School graduating class. On stage with the Senior Class members of the Student Council were third-year Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy, seventh-year Malden High Principal Chris Mastrangelo, Master of Ceremonies and MHS Jenkins House Principal Jayson Payeur as well as Senior Scholarship Co-Coordinators Jeanne Marquardo and Arlene Goldstein Ceppetelli. Marquardo and Ceppetelli spend countless hours all year round working on this specific evening. Over 220 scholarships were presented to over 150 Class of 2024 seniors, who hauled in just over $124,000 in scholarship awards presented to them from 83 individuals or named groups and organizations. Several top seniors – #1-ranked Valedictorian Colby Parker, Chloe Chen, Alina Dao, Ryan Coggswell and others – were multiple scholarship award recipients. Presenters included such well-known Malden service and community clubs as the Malden Lions, Kiwanis and Zonta Clubs, as well as the Malden Education Association (MEA) and Malden Alumni Association. The Malden Golden Tornado Club, the booster club for Malden High School Athletics, presented some $11,000 in scholarships, including $1,000 presentations to the top Female (Abilgail Morrison) and Male (Ryan Coggswell) Student-Athletes, GPA-wise, from the Class of 2024. Over 60 students received $500 scholarships from the Malden Municipal Association. On a poignant note, the Robert and Diane Rotondi Scholarship, which has been presented GIANNA T ASSIO SCHOLARSHIP: Recipients of the Andrea Giannattasio Scholarship, as presented by the late Malden High alumnus’ sister Christine Giannattasio Mader, were Jessica Li, Justina Lim and Larissa Retamero Granja. (Advocate Photos) MALDEN STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD WINNERS: recipients Abigail Morrison, Chloe Chen, Victoria “Tori” Gammon, Ezechiel “Zeke” Noelsaint, Ryan Coggswell, Jerrell Calixte and Aaron Al-Marayati and others. MALDEN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Charlie Conefrey addresses the audience and thanks them for their support. ARLENE GOLDSTEIN CEPPETELLI SCHOLARSHIP: From left: Arlene Goldstein Ceppetelli, recipient Alina Dao and Paul Murphy. annually for over 35 years, was awarded to John “Jacky” Summers on Tuesday night, just days before Bob Rotondi – a Malden Babe Ruth icon – passed away after a lingering illness on June 2 at the age of 85. Summers is the son of Deano and Janelle Summers, the latter who serves as Field Director of Malden Babe Ruth. Following is a complete listing of all the scholarships that were presented on Malden Class of 2024 Senior Scholarship Night, all the recipients and the amounts they received. The Honorable Jeffrey Abber Memorial Scholarship Abigail Morrison – $1,000 The Robert K. Adams Media Award Beatriz Sousa Santos – $200 The Joseph G. Amelio Scholarship MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients included Arsaima Asnake; Nicholas Duggan (Sager Family Foundation – A Student Going on to Study Business); Arya Shah (Sager Foundation, Education – In Memory of Nancy Finkelstein); Makeila Scott (Friends and Family of Nancy Finkelstein); Alina Dao (Dr. George Holland Memorial Scholarship); Meklit Abel (Joanne Iovino Memorial Scholarship); Ryan Coggswell (In Memory of Diane Lind); Tern Pierre Rene (Malden Police Patrolmen’s Association); Arnibush Ray (In Memory of Ralph Epstein, Class of ’57); and Colby Parker (In Memory of Mary Anne Gray, Class of 1981). COPSON SCHOLARSHIP: B r ayan Ar eva l o R i va s received the Copson Building Services Scholarship from the members of the Copson Family. The John Benotti Memorial Scholarship Vivian Onejiaka – $500 Barry Black Memorial Scholarship Ryan Coggswell – $1,000 Arthur P. and Margaret Boyle Scholarship Veqi Bai – $250 Boston Pearl Foundation and Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Makeila Scott The Clarke R. Brookes ScholMALDEN VALEDICTORIAN: The #1-ranked student in the Class of 2024, Colby Parker, received one his several scholarship awards, this one in Memory of Mary Anne Gray, Class of 1981. Jackson Gordon – $150 The Domenic C. Antonucci Memorial Scholarship Felipe Sauthier – $150 MICHAEL LUU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Class of 2024 senior Jerrell Calixte was presented the Michael Luu Memorial Scholarship by Luu family friend and longtime Malden High School educator James Valente. The Gordie Barbrick–James A. Tringali Memorial Scholarship Ryan Coggswell – $250, Ezechiel Noelsaint – $250 arship Adam Mayyalou – $200 The Brunelli Family Scholarship Yonglin Chen – $200 The Sean Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund Alina Dao – $500 The Copson Building Services Scholarship Brayan Arevalo Rivas – $500 The Thomas F. Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship Fund RECORD | SEE PAGE 17

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