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Students of the Year Chicago

Students of the Year Chicago

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 2020 Chicago Student of the Year Emma B and all our 2020 Students of the Year participants! Collectively, 15 Chicagoland high school student led teams comprised of 21 candidates raised over $460,000 for the LLS mission to cure blood cancer!

Are you, or is someone you know, the next 2021 Chicago Student of the Year? Nominate an amazing student today! The 2021 Students of the Year Chicago campaign begins January 23 and ends on March 13. Contact Amanda.Gutzwiller@lls.org for more information. 

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Meet the Candidates

Stephanie Hultgren-Tagliere
Steph Stomps Out Cancer
Cancer Crushers
Cancer Crushers
For The Health of It
Maaz Haque
Haques vs. Cancer
Kickoff Event
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Staff Contacts

Amanda Gutzwiller

Campaign Development Manager