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! For more information, visit our new and improved website. You can also contact Allison.Kelly@lls.org or 703-399-2955. Applications for the 2018 Student of the Year Campaign will be available May 2017.
The fourth annual Students of the Year gala presented by Sentrillion celebrated a recordbreaking year. Exceeding all expectations, the 2017 Students of the Year campaign, raised over $851,000 forThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission, a world without blood cancers. The six-weekcompetition comprised of 24 teams of 48 candidates and over 100 team members from local high schools,culminated in a Gala at the Capital Hilton, bringing together the students and their families to celebrate theinspiring amount of life-saving funds raised by these dedicated and outstanding students. Students ofthe Year Honorary Chair Eileen Whelan of ABC7/News Channel 8 and Students of the Year Co-Chairs Amanda& Jason Tiede of The Washington Group, Northwestern Mutual, co-emceed the event.
Congratulations to our 2017 Student of the Year Winners!
STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Team It ALL Matters
1st RUNNERS UP
2nd RUNNERS UP
Team Attack 4 Jack 2.0
Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!
Citizenship Award Sponsors
Enterprise Rent -A- Car
By Light Professional IT Services
Total Wine & More
James River Equipment
Gateway Health Partners
The Young Hearts Foundation
National Scoliosis Center
Strategic Management Consultants
Strittmatter Metro LLC.
Top Dog Services
Iron Bow Technologies
Harrison Law Group
Richard & Lisa Jeanneret
The Hart Group at Morgan Stanley
United Technologies Corporation
Domino's Team Washington
McCarthy Tire Service
Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Endo International plc
Capitol Cadillac Buick GMC
Flagship Car Wash
Bill Page Honda
Jim Coleman Toyota
A big thank you to our in-kind partners as well: Signs by Tomorrow - Rockville, Openblooms.com, CRFTD Branding & Design, Freeman, Rockville Printing & Graphics, Mark Miller, CrownTrophy & The Koudjeti Family, Montgomery Printing, & Pretzelman Printing Group
ABOUT STUDENT OF THE YEAR
The Students of the Year Campaign is a six-week initiative in which nominated high school students, or teams of 2-3 students, participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS's National Capital Area Chapter. Candidates raise money in honor of a local teen patient hero who are currently battling a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the six weeks is named Students of the Year. In addition, there are Citizenship Awards for the student candidates who excel in Volunteerism, Community Involvement, and Mission Focus.
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 $5,000 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. Each Citizenship Award winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward the college or university of his/her choice. Every candidate who reaches the minimum fundraising requirement of $10,000 will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
GET INVOLVED FOR 2018!
Interested in particiapting in Students 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! For more information, visit our new and imporved website. You can also contact Allison.Kelly@lls.org or 703-399-2955. Applications for the 2018 Student of the Year Campaign will be available May 2017.