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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 Candidates

Ava Ransom
Team Unite To Fight
Max Benincasa
Team Red Raiders
Gabby Moran
Team Brunswick Believers
Carson & Kylie Karagiozis
Team Warriors for the Cure
Kickoff Event

Join us for our 2020 Students of the Year Grand Finale Gala. Come celebrate the lasting impact of our 2020 Students of the Year class!  The…

News and Announcements

  • Hands
    October 29, 2019
    A few of our Cleveland Students of the Year candidates spent their Sunday volunteering at the Village Project, organization that provides extended care/meals to patients and their families. Our candidates organized and cleaned the facility along with making heartfelt crafts for those receiving…
  • Theresa and Ali
    October 21, 2019
    Meet Ali!     On October 6, 2015 at the age of 18, Ali was diagnosed with AML. She spent several months in the hospital enduring several rounds of brutal chemotherapy, full body radiation and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Ali was declared in remission and underwent routine biopsies.…



Winston Products


Physicians Ambulance
Discount Drug Mart
Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora
U.S. Renal Care
Premier Renal Care, LLC.
Lund Equipment Company
Supply Side USA
Chemical Bank A Division of TCF National Bank
PreTrax, Inc.

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