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Student nominations sought for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s scholarship award

Posted: October 11, 2017 - 1:17am

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Augusta chapter is seeking nominations of high school students in the CSRA for its annual Students of the Year campaign.

Designed to develop students' leadership skills, engage in the community and compete for a college scholarship, the campaign is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the life-saving mission of LLS: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Students of the Year candidates are high school students enrolled in public or private schools who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership. This campaign not only offers visibility in the community and local media but also demonstrates candidates' excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional résumés.

The top fundraising candidate or team of students at the end of the seven-week challenge earns the title "Students of the Year" as well as a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. Students will also have the opportunity to receive a Citizenship award, and those candidates who achieve the campaign's fundraising minimum will also be recognized for their achievement.

Throughout the campaign, the students will be raising money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling a blood cancer.

During the 2017 Students of the Year challenge, nine high school students raised over $51,000 for the mission of LLS. Meg Macuch of Davidson Fine Arts was named the Student of the Year. Ashley Davis of Westminster Schools of Augusta was presented with the Mission Award.

Nominations are already in progress. Students of the Year nominees for the 2018 campaign must submit an application by Oct. 15.

The campaign will launch in January and will culminate with the Grand Finale on March 9, 2018. See www.studentseries.org/participate/what-is-students-of-the-year/augusta-s... for more information.

Nominate and consider any students who already exemplify leadership qualities to apply for this competition and make a difference in the community. We're seeking seven candidates throughout the CSRA to compete this coming year.

 

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