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Students of the Year Fresno

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.

Wishing much success to our 2020 candidates!


Congratulations to our 2019 Student of the Year, Holden Beecher!

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Holden Beecher

Holden Beecher

Meet the Candidates

Taylor Oetinger
Taylor & Starlet's Campaign Team
Ethan Quinn
Ethan Quinn's Campaign Team
Gracie Schuh
Gracie & Matthew's Campaign Team
Jaedyn & Haley
Jaedyn & Haley's Campaign Team
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

News and Announcements

  • Nicolas Hambalek
    October 16, 2019
    My name is Nicolas Hambalek. I was born on May 25, 2007. My first ten years were filled with all the lively activities anyone could imagine for an energetic ten-year old boy.  I played baseball, loved school, books, and most of all, spending time with my family. But in January of 2018, all of that…
  • Emmy Gutierrez
    October 16, 2019
    When little girls are 3 years old, they are supposed to not have a care in the world.  All they should be doing is playing, giggling, exploring and feeling the love of their family. Well our Emmy was doing just that until September 2009. School was back in session and that meant mom and dad back to…



Rob Dylina



Leon S Peters
Jon & Nicole
The Kitahara Foundation

Staff Contacts

Andrea Calderon

Campaign Manager