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2020 Students of the Year Candidates
Students of the Year Nashville

2020 Middle Tennessee 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 of our 2020 Students of the Year candidates and team members! We are accepting nominations for 2021 candidates through the end of November, so if you would like to apply, or nominate a student for 2021, please contact Tricia Ward at Tricia.Ward@LLS.org or 615-258-5494. 

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Meet the Candidates

Nolyn Bartholomew
Helping Hands
Olivia McFerrin and Ava DeFrancesco
The Tiger Stripes
Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox's Campaign Team
Breanna Evans
Blood of a Bulldog
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

News and Announcements

  • Tarin Bowles
    October 29, 2019
    Every year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) chooses a young blood cancer survivor or patient to act as the face of the Students of the Year campaign, to inspire the candidates and remind them why they're raising funds for LLS. This year's Honored Hero is Tarin Bowles from Nashville, TN.…
  • Fundraising Workshop
    October 29, 2019
    Students of the Year candidates, parents and team members are invited to attend our Fundraising Workshop on Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt University. Get tips from past candidates and their parents on running a successful campaign, including how to…



Team Chad


Ardent Health Services
Pinnacle Financial Partners


Infinity Hospitality
Southerland Land Company
Petra Capital Partners
Cook Builders

Staff Contacts

Tricia Ward
Senior Campaign Manager, Middle TN Students of the Year
Email: Tricia.Ward@LLS.org
Phone: 615-258-5494