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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.


Staff Contacts

Allison Courtney, Campaign Development Director


(703) 399-2955


Jenna Jacoby, Campaign Development Manager


(703) 609-9705


Lizzie Archer, Campaign Development Manager


(540) 420-9001