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Students of the Year Western New York

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 2020 Students of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2021 candidates.

Meet the Candidates

Team Gator Girls for a Cure
Gator Gals for a Cure
Ciara Griffin
Create Change
Mary Perez
Team City Honors Centaurs
Petros Kollidas
Cleveland Ave
Join us to kickoff Students of the Year fundraising! 

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2021 class of candidates by announcing our winner and fundraising total!

Staff Contacts

   Daryl Rakosy                              Amanda Harley                       Macey Staninger

         Daryl Rakosy                                                Amanda Harley                                    Macey Staninger

Campaign Development Director               Campaign Development Manager           Campaign Development Specialist

     daryl.rakosy@lls.org                                   amanda.harley@lls.org                              macey.staninger@lls.org