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Students of The Year Jacksonville
Students of the Year Jacksonville

Jacksonville 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 our 2019 Jacksonville Students of the Year, Evelyn Miller, Catharine Ogletree, and Kathleen Kowkabany. Sophomores at Episcopal School of Jacksonville they joined forces to beat cancer and with the help of their team, Hope Fighters, they raised $13,783 in 6 weeks!

Student of The Year Winners

Collectively, the two teams of high school candidates raised a total of $24,890 for the LLS Mission! Thank you to all involved for making a life saving impact!


2nd Highest Fundraiser:

Sam Morrison, Team Cancer Crushers 


Congratulations to all of the 2019 Jacksonville Student of The Year Candidates and Team Members! We are accepting applications and nominations for the 2020 Students of The Year!


Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Tream hope fighters

Team Hope Fighters

Meet the Candidates

Sam Morrison
Sam's Cancer Crushers
Tream hope fighters
Team Hope Fighters's Campaign Team

Join the 2019 Jacksonville Students of The Year Candidates at The Grand Finale Gala! The Gala will be the culmination event for our 2019 Man…

News and Announcements

  • April 1, 2019
    Isaiah Melendez: 2019 Boy of the Year. Journey told by his mother, Brenda Perez: February 18, 2017, I received the worst news ever. It all started with what I thought a simple hospital visit because Isaiah came down with a fever. The doctor delivered the news gently - Isaiah's red blood cells are…
  • April 1, 2019
    Elizabeth Forte: 2019 Girl of the Year. Journey told by her parents, Brooke & Frank Forte: Elizabeth is 11 years old, in 6th grade at Fletcher Middle School. She has a twin brother and younger sister. She loves helping others, playing with her cat, drawing and dancing. We began our journey in…

Staff Contacts

Anna Rushing, Campaign Assistant

904.859.984 | anna.rushing@lls.org