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Students of the Year Cleveland

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. 
Do you know the next Student(s) of the Year? Nominate them TODAY!

Congratulations to all 2019 Students of the Year candidates and team members for raising a record breaking $500,209!



Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Team Hope

Team Hope

Meet the Candidates

Team CUREsaders
Team CUREsaders
Rida Ali
Avon Awareness
Ellie Banbury
Team Nordonia Knights
Team Nordonia Knights
The 18 Students of the Year teams had a blast celebrating the start of their campaigns at Dave & Busters in Westlake! The students heard from…

The 18 Students of the Year candidate teams…

News and Announcements

  • SOY News
    April 30, 2019
    Not only are the Students of the Year candidates raisings funds to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, they are spreading awareness about the life saving mission!   Check out a few of our candidates who were featured in the local news: - Team Hope (Lily Seeman & Cassie Trykoff)…
  • Workshop at Clinic
    December 13, 2018
    Current candidates and their parents came together at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center for the Students of the Year Workshop! Workshop is an opportunity for the current teams to gain insight and advice from expert candidates from previous years. Not only were parents and students able to…
  • Jane & Claire
    October 26, 2018
    On October 9, 2015 Jane woke up with a lump on her neck that continued to grow throughout the day. Later, an x-ray showed that she had a mass and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic where she immediately started chemo. Despite a relapse. fertility treatment…



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Staff Contacts


Daryl                               Brittney Bajc                             Jaclyn Moran

Daryl Rakosy                                          Brittney Bajc                                               Jaclyn Moran
Senior Chapter Director                         Sr. Campaign Manager                              Campaign Assistant
daryl.rakosy@lls.org                              brittney.bajc@lls.org                                   jaclyn.moran@lls.org
(216) 264-5726                                      (216) 264-5723                                          (216) 264-5739