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Past Recipients

Nathaniel A. Ilebode / MPSLS Recipient 2017

Hi my name is Nate Ilebode. I was born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Malden. I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Malden​ ​programs such​ ​as​ ​Malden​ ​youth​ ​soccer​ ​and​ ​Malden​ ​youth​ ​basketball. ​ ​I attended​ ​Malden​ ​High​ ​School​ ​and graduated​ ​with​ ​the​ Class​ ​of​ ​2017. ​ ​I am currently​ ​a freshman at ​Suffolk​ ​University​ ​anticipated​ ​to​ ​graduate in​ ​2021​. I am studying​ ​Communications​ ​with​ ​a​ ​concentration​ ​in​ ​Media​ ​and​ ​Film​ ​with​ ​hopes​ ​to​ ​get​ ​into the​ ​film​ ​industry​ ​and​ ​travel​ ​the​ ​world​ ​making​ ​movies. ​ ​Nate​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​on ​the​ ​Men’s basketball​ ​team​ ​at​ ​Suffolk​ ​University and​ ​also​ ​is​ ​participating​ ​in​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​radio​ ​station​ ​Suffolk​ ​Free Radio.

Vickianna S. Alusma / MPSLS Recipient 2016

Hi my name is Vickianna Alusma and I’m 21 years old. I graduated from Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in 2015. I went to Westfield State University for my freshmen and sophomore year and had a great experience. I joined the Step team, Business Club, Women’s Rugby Team, and got to travel to Beijing, China for two weeks for International Economics. For my junior and senior year, I am completing them at Umass Boston with a major in Business and concentration in Finance. I hope to pursue a career in Investment when I graduate in 2019! College is going great and I am thankful I got to experience living on campus and commuting. It is a lot of work, but I’m excited for the result.

Germanie Gourdet / MPSLS Recipient 2015

Germanie Gourdet graduated from Mystic Valley Charter School with the Class of 2015 and is studying Business at Fitchburg State University. Germanie was the first recipient of the Malden Public Service Leadership Scholarship.

Izabelly Barros / MPSLS Recipient 2018

Hi my name is Izabelly Barros and I am 18 years old. I was raised in Malden Massachusetts and graduated from Malden High School. For all 4 years of High School, I played soccer and volunteered with various different organizations and programs that were offered in our community. Im currently a Freshman at Framingham State University. I am studying Criminology and I’m also on the Women’s Soccer Team.