Students of the Year
The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition.
Congratulations to all 2018 Students of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2019 candidates.
Candidates, team members, and parents are invited to join us at the Kick-off, where we will celebrate the start of the 2019 Students of the Year campaign. Candidates will have the opportunity to get to know their teammates better, meet other candidates, and be reminded of why they are supporting LLS after hearing from our Honored Hero. The event will include appetizers, games and prizes, and is free to all 2019 registered candidates and team members.
Candidates, team members, parents, sponsors and donors are invited to join us at the Grand Finale, where we will celebrate the hard work of our candidates and team members, and announce the 2019 Student(s) of the Year. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, music, and inspirational speakers. To buy tickets to the Grand Finale, please visit https://events.lls.org/tn/MIDTNSOY19.
News and Announcements
- September 19, 2018
Students of the Year candidates, parents and team members are invited to attend our Fundraising Workshop on Sunday, November 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Lobby Conference Room at the Philips Plaza Building in Downtown Nashville located at 414 Union Street. Get tips from past candidates and their parents on running a successful campaign, including how to write a compelling fundraising letter, build a team, set up your website, utilize social media, event ideas, and much more! Attendees will get a chance to take team photos, meet our Honored Hero, win LLS gear and other fun prizes, and will leave prepared to hit the ground running when Students of the Year kicks off on January 13th. A light lunch and vouchers for free parking, sponsored by SP+ Parking, will be provided (garage located at 147 5th Avenue North). Each candidate should bring at least one parent and as many of their team members as possible. Candidates are asked to please RSVP to Tricia.Ward@LLS.org with their number of guests by Monday, November 5th.
- September 19, 2018
Every year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) chooses a young blood cancer survivor or patient to act as the face of the Students of the Year campaign, to inspire the candidates and remind them why they're raising funds for LLS. This year's Honored Hero is Alexander Berthelot from Franklin, TN. Alexander is 14-years-old and attends Grassland Middle School. When he was 12-years-old, Alexander was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, or CML, which is a rare diagnosis for children. Alexander has been taking Gleevec, a drug developed through LLS research, and while he is still getting blood scans to determine whether he is cancer-free, he is making progress. Alexander is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the youth group at Grace Chapel. He enjoys playing tennis, the saxophone and drums. When he goes to college, Alexander wants to get his degree in engineering.
Campaign Specialist, Middle TN Students of the Year
Office Phone: 615-258-5494
Office Hours: MWF 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.