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MHSAA Grants 10 New Awards

In its ongoing program to recognize excellence, the Malden High School Alumni Association has presented $1,000 academic awards to 10 more graduating seniors in the Class of 2016.

This $10,000 in scholarship money brings the total amount awarded to MHS students since the scholarship program was established in 2012 to $34,000.

MHS Alumni Association’s late President George Holland, Class of 1955, presented the latest awards at Senior Class Night.

While all the awards come from the MHSAA treasury, five benefactors donated funds, with specific criteria, which was followed. Two of the awards were presented by the MHSAA on behalf of philanthropist, humanitarian and MHS Hall of Famer Bobby Sager, ’72, and the Sager Family Foundation.

The first scholarship, was given in memory of the late Malden Public Schools educator and leader, Nancy Finkelstein.

Sarah Bendell was awarded this scholarship. Sarah plans to pursue a career in education.

The second Sager scholarship, was given to a student looking to pursue a career in business. This scholarship was presented to Lily Chen.

The family and friends of Nancy Finkelstein also donated money to help a student pursue a career in education. That scholarship was awarded to Haley Hoffman.

Hall of Fame member Paula Sneed, ’65, provided the funds for the scholarship awarded to Alicia Carriere, as a strong woman looking for a career in business.

A special scholarship was established to honor former Malden High School Principal Dana Brown, ’77, for his dedication to MHS students and his long support for the MHSAA. This scholarship was awarded to Megan Gilligan.

An anonymous donation, from a caring and generous person, was awarded to Sabrine Harrath, who was chosen for her volunteering and caring of others.

Other recipients of the $1,000 MHSAA scholarships were Josenrique Cordero, Shesh Kapadia, Marwa Khudaynazar, and Daria Lee.

The MHSAA raises funds, through a variety of events, to benefit students at Malden High School, particularly those in need.

For more details about the MHSAA scholarship program, contact Arlene Ceppetelli, ’70, at arceppetelli@yahoo.com.

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