In 2016, the New Jersey Chapter had 12 candidate teams comprised of 17 students participating in Students of the Year. The 2016 campaign kicked off on January 28th and culminated with a Grand Finale Gala on March 11th. Candidate teams worked hard to raise funds and awareness for The Leukemia &Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) during this six-week time frame. By the Grand Finale Gala, the student teams had raised an incredible $130,000 for LLS.
Congratulations to our 2016 Student of the Year Winners!
STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Julia Immordino, Hopewell Valley Central High School
1st RUNNERS UP
Noelle Talarico, Madison High School
2nd RUNNERS UP
Claire King, Hopewell Valley Central High School
Special Recognition also goes to Graham Laughlin, Traci Duff and John Downey who were the recipients of our three Citizenship Awards!
Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!
Private Advisors Group
Vincent M. Immordino Family Dental Care
Hilton East Brunswick
ABOUT STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
The Students of the Year Campaign is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students, or teams of 2-3 students, participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS's New Jersey Chapter. Candidates raise money in honor of a local teen patient hero who is currently battling a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. In addition, there are three Citizenship Awards for the student candidates who excel in Volunteerism, Community Involvement, and Mission Focus.
We are currently recruiting for the Student of the Year "Class of 2017!" The 2017 campaign is scheduled for January & February 2017.
Why participate in Student of the Year?
To join the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of our children under the age of 20; therefore kids are helping kids battling these devastating cancers.
To boost college applications with a leadership and philanthropic adventure. Candidates have the opportunity to build their college resume, fulfill service learning requirements and learn valuable leadership and life skills.
To earn college scholarships. The Student of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. The runner up Year will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice Each Citizenship Award winner will receive a $500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. Every candidate who reaches the minimum fundraising requirement of $2,500 will receive a $250 “buy a book” scholarship.
GET INVOLVED FOR 2017!
Interested in participating in Student of the Year or know a candidate who would be a great fit? We are looking for local area high school students enrolled in private or public schools who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-956-6615. Applications for the 2017 Student of the Year Campaign are due November 11, 2016! To apply please go to: https://www.llsform.org/0350FS01/form9/index.html