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Students of the Year Las Vegas

Students of the Year Las Vegas 2021

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 2021 Students of the Year Candidate teams for kicking off their campaign on January 28th! We are welcoming 2022 applications for Students of the Year candidates, contact Allie Amato for more information at Alexandra.Amato@lls.org.

Meet our 2021 Candidate Class

Team Answer for Cancer

  • Ari deLeon & Macy Litt - Adelson Educational Campus (10) and The Meadows School (12) **

Team Blood Busters

  • Nikolas Zappia - Desert Oasis High School (11) ** 

Team Cancel Cancer

  • Andrew Lu & Lukas Lac - Clark High School (12)

Team Cancer Kickers

  • Brooke Saavedra - Anplus Academy (10)

Team Cass 4 a Cure

  • Cassuandra Noori - Palo Verde High School (12) **

Team Chloe's Crew

  • Chloe Roberts - Northwest Career & Technical Academy (10) 

Team Coronado Cancer Crushers

  • Emilia Dang & Sebastian Mehrzad - Coronado High School (11) **

Team Cure-Saders

  • Caroline Edgeworth & Maddie Eberwein - Bishop Gorman (11) **

Team Dancer's Crush Cancer

  • Anais Villalba - Rancho High School (10) **

Team Hope for Life

  • Kaitlyn Reyes - Bonanza High School (12) **

Team Kids Crushing Cancer

  • Megan Dwyer - Elko High School (10) **

Team Nuke the Leuk!

  • Sanjay Shankar & Sofia Rosario - Coronado High School and Nevada State High School (12) **

Team Operation Remission

  • Angelina Man, Samara Paliskara & Samuel Chen - Green Valley High School (11) and Clark High School (9)

Project Kahiau

  • Kailena Needham - Arbor View High School (9) **

Team Queen's Crushing Cancer

  • Katie Lawrence - Demonte Ranch High School (10)

Team Remission is Possible

  • Sofia Kelemen - Las Vegas Academy (11) **

The Hope Project

  • Nicole Garcia - Silverado High School (11) **

** = Legacy Candidates

Meet the Candidates

Nicole Garcia-Contreras
The Hope Project
Brooke Saavedra
Cancer Kickers
Chloe Roberts
Chloe's Crew
Katie Lawrence
Queen's Crushin' Cancer
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Staff Contacts

Allie Amato
Campaign Development Manager
Students of the Year
Email: Alexandra.Amato@lls.org
Phone: 702-696-8873