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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 2020 Students of the Year candidates and team members.  Who raised an incredible $829,674 towards a world without blood cancer. We are currently accepting nominations for 2021 candidates.

Meet the Candidates

Cooper Jared
Team Coop's Cause
Team ZAH
Team ZAH
Caroline McGreal & Crystal Yormick
Team Blue Streaks For A Cure
Tia Miller
Team Avon High School
Join us for a virtual celebration as we celebrate our 27 candidate teams. If you would like to attend our virtual kickoff you can register at this…

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News and Announcements

  • honored
    October 8, 2020
    Meet Tim | Kent State University | Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia During the 2nd semester of his freshman year at Kent State University, Tim started to notice significant weight loss and massive drop in his energy. As a lifelong wrestler he welcomed physical activity, but when walking to class…

Staff Contacts

daryl rakosy                    Britt Bajc                       Emily Koudelka

Daryl Rakosy                       Brittney Bajc                               Emily Koudelka

Daryl.Rakosy@lls.org           Brittney.Bajc@lls.org                     Emily.Koudelka@lls.org