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Students of The Year Washington DC
Students of the Year Washington DC

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.



This year, we had 35 teams made up of 87 candidates and more than 240 team members come together to raise over $2.7 million for LLS's mission to cure blood cancers. Congratulations to all of our 2020 National Capital Area Students of the Year participants and to our winning team, Team Crushing Cancer, led by Lily Bernstein, Farah Pahlavi, and Mira Khera!! 

Our 2021 Students of the Year campaign will be held from January to March. We are currently accepting nominations for 2021 candidates.


Meet the Candidates

Team Believe in a Cure
Team Believe in a Cure
Andrew & James Kolebuck
Team Eagles for a Cure
Naomi & Sophia White
Team Cure it
Team Cubs 4 a Cure
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

News and Announcements

  • May 29, 2020
    Thank you for your dedication to raising funds to find cures for blood cancers! Congratulations to all the previous Students of the Year candidates and team members graduating this year, we wish you the very best as you move on to college and careers!
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    January 10, 2020
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    January 9, 2020
    January 19, 2020 -- Brisket Cook Off       Team Cure It       Blue Ridge Eagles, Aerie, 120 E O st Purcellville, VA 20132 at 1:00 pm January 22, 2020 -- Chipotle Give Back       Team Tartans Tackle Cancer        TBD January 23, 2020 -- Fundraise Your Heart Out, 20% Give Back       Team Just…








Staff Contacts

Jenny Siler, Senior Director 


(703) 399-2907


Allison Kelly, Senior Campaign Manager


(703) 399-2955


Jessica Cosgriff, Campaign Manager


(703) 399-2912


Jenna Jacoby, Campaign Manager


(703) 399-2934