2020 Campaign Dates

The Western PA & WV's 2020 Students of the Year Campaign will run February 14, 2020 - April 3, 2020.

Meet Paige Vergenes!

Paige was named the 2019 Students of the Year winner. She was a sophomore at Montour High School. Congratulations to Paige!

 

Students of the Year 2020 Grand Finale Gala

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Students of the Year is philanthropic leadership development program to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated students in communities across the Washington DC Metro Area.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of our local hero, who is a blood cancer survivor. 

Students of the Year 2020 KickOff

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Students of the Year is philanthropic leadership development program to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated students in communities across the Washington DC Metro Area.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of our local hero, who is a blood cancer survivor. 

2019 Fox Valley Student of the Year WINNER

Six High School Students Raise $121,783 in Seven Weeks

For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Tip Hogerty of Team Blood Brother Named 2019 Fox Valley Student of the Year

 

Appleton, Wisconsin –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) first annual “Students of the Year” campaign exceeded all expectations as five candidate teams, comprised of six Fox Valley-area high school students, raised $121,783 to help find cancer cures.

 

Team Blood Brother, led by Tip Hogerty of Neenah’s St. Mary Catholic High School, raised more than $50,000. As the top fundraiser, Hogerty was named the first Fox Valley Student of the Year.

 

Hogerty undertook the campaign in honor of fellow St. Mary Catholic classmates who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer and St. Mary Catholic students who have lost parents and siblings to cancer. “Since I was in elementary school, I have watched cancer take a terrible toll on my friends and their families. This campaign allowed me to honor them by raising dollars for this great organization and, most importantly, awareness of blood cancers,” reflected Hogerty.

 

As Student of the Year, Hogerty earned a $2,500 Scholarship and will have his name linked to a research grant through the LLS. McKenna Jones of Appleton North High School was awarded the Citizenship Award and a $500 Scholarship. Other candidates included Appleton North’s Ava Oppermann and Georgia Crane, Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s Erin Henze, and Neenah High School’s Maci Trzcinksi.

 

“What the candidates were able to achieve in seven weeks in a first-time campaign is truly amazing and will have a tremendous impact on the lives of blood cancer patients and their families,” said Jessica Pfister, Campaign Specialist for LLS’s Fox Valley Chapter.