Top 10 Profile: Ezra Kruckenberg

Ezra Kruckenberg is a graduate from Malden High School’s Class of 2020. Although his senior year was cut short in a unique way, he finished his high school career having ranked as tenth in his whole grade.

Ezra Kruckenberg's senior portrait. Photo submitted by James Valente.

During his time at Malden High, Kruckenberg was heavily involved in school athletics. He was an outstanding student athlete, being a member of the Boys Varsity Indoor Track and a state qualifier for the high jump multiple times. He was also captain of the Varsity Baseball team for the season that got canceled. 

Kruckenberg was very involved with the community, taking part in service projects as an Eagle Scout and serving as President of the National Honors Society during his senior year. 

As for his plans after high school, Kruckenberg has been accepted into Brigham Young University (BYU). Before he attends, however, Kruckenberg is serving on a two-year religious service mission in Puerto Rico. His service in Puerto Rico will be to help out the nearby communities and teach the doctrines and principles of the gospel according to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, he will be joining the BYU graduating class of 2026. 


Julie Yu

Julie Yu is a senior returning to the Blue and Gold as Editor-in-Chief. Yu has been taking journalism since her freshman year. She initially joined the class in hopes of improving her writing skills but primarily intended to report on sports news. Through the class, she established a love and appreciation for the Malden community and local news. Yu’s goals for her last year are to be proud and confident of the class’s lasts such as the last article, the last newspaper, and more. Alongside that Yu hopes to teach the ins and outs of journalism to the newcomers this year, as well as the previous editors once taught her. Despite the love that she has developed for journalism through the years, Yu plans to pursue a career in the medical field and ultimately become a pediatrician.

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