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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

Kayli Hegwood
Team Together for a Cure
Madeline Koziol
Maddie's LLS Heroes
Alyssa Rich
The Illuminators
Sarah Chan
Team CHANge
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale



Rich's Products

Staff Contacts

   Daryl Rakosy                       Amanda Harley                        Erin Zaranec                           Macey Staninger

         Daryl Rakosy                                        Amanda Harley                                         Erin Zaranec                                         Macey Staninger

Campaign Development Director         Campaign Development Manager            Campaign Development Manager             Campaign Development Specialist

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