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Students of the Year Kansas City
Students of the Year Kansas City

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 2018 Students of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2019 candidates.

Meet the Candidates

Emily Gaylord
Emily Gaylord's Campaign Team
AVID Wolves For a Cure
AVID Wolves For a Cure's Campaign Team
Lend a Hand
Lend a Hand's Campaign Team
Libby Fuzzell
Libby Fuzzell's Campaign Team

The Kansas City Students of the Year Grand Finale Celebration will take place at Grand Street Cafe on the Country Club Plaza. 


News and Announcements

  • Top Fundraising Team Member
    April 9, 2019
    Congratulations to Charlie Sun for being the top fundraising Team Member. Charlie organized a unique event for Team Hopeful Hearts. Congrats, Charlie!
  • Event
    October 3, 2018
    13 High school students over a 7 week period raised an astounding $112,223 in the fight against cancer. Meet our Winners! Congratulations to Team Hopeful Hearts! Sara Tamayo from Shawnee Mission Northwest and Sophie Sun from Shawnee Mission East were named the 2019 Students of the Year. These two…



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Staff Contacts

Janeane Werner