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SOY 2020
Students of the Year Las Vegas

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.

In 2020, the Las Vegas Students of the Year candidate teams (10) comprised of 13 candidates raised an astounding $265,000 that tripled the 2019 campaign total. The winning team, SW Cancer Crushers, lead by Coronado junior, Sidra Wohlwend, raised over $100K. Sidra qualified to compete at the National level and final results will be released at the end of July.


Student of the Year 2020


Students of the Year Final Results: 

  • Student of the Year 2020: Sidra Wohlwend - Team SW Cancer Crushers
  • Students of the Year 2020 1st Runner-Up: Isabella Saunders - Team Lifesavers
  • Students of the Year 2020 2nd Runner-Up: Angelo Sapien & Katherine Rojas - Team LV is Beautiful

Students of the Year Top Fundraising Recognition Award Winners: 

  • Sidra Wohlwend - Impact & Hero Awards - For raising over $100K
  • Isabella Saunders - Hero Award - For raising over $50K

Students of the Year Mission Award Winners: 

  • Sidra Wohlwend - Community Impact Award
  • Isabella Saunders - Leadership/Volunteerism Award
  • Angelo Sapien - Mission Award
Mission Award Winners

Team Member of the Year Award Winner:

  • Brad Saunders - Team Lifesavers 

Team Member $5K Recognition Award Winners: 

  • Brad Saunders - Team Lifesavers
  • Jina Umakanthan - Team SW Cancer Crushers
  • Sofia Rosario - Team SW Cancer Crushers
  • Maddie & Katelyn Eberwein - Team SW Cancer Crushers
Team Member

2021 Confirmed Candidates:

  • Megan Dwyer - Sophomore - Elko High School
  • Maddie Eberwein - Junior - Bishop Gorman - Legacy of Sidra Wohlwend
  • Caroline Edgeworth - Junior - Bishop Gorman - Legacy of Sidra Wohlwend
  • Nicole Garcia - Junior - Silverado High School - Legacy of Demi Remolador 
  • Sofia Kelemen - Junior - Las Vegas Academy of the Arts - Legacy of Angelo Sapien
  • Trisha Nguyen-Tran - Senior - Advanced Technologies Academy - Legacy of Wendy Obregon
  • Chloe Roberts - Sophomore - Northwest Technical Academy
  • Sofia Rosario - Senior - Nevada State High School - Legacy of Sidra Wohlwend
  • Nikkolas Zappia - Senior - Desert Oasis - Legacy of Katherine Rojas

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Sidra Wohlwend

Sidra Wohlwend

Meet the Candidates

Nia Barrow-Henderson
Team Champs
Angelo Sapien
Team M.A.R.C.S World
Sidra Wohlwend
SW Cancer Crushers
Blood Studs
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale





Staff Contacts

Students of the Year Campaign Specialist 
Alexandra Amato 
Email: Alexandra.Amato@lls.org
Phone: 702.854.6109
LLS Office Address: 
5740 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 245
Las Vegas, NV 89119