Cranston students led the way during the last school year, raising thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year Campaign.
And now, with the fifth year of the campaign on the horizon, LLS Students of the Year Campaign specialist Jordan Kuzniak is hoping they’ll do it again.
He is currently accepting student applications for the fifth year of the campaign, which kicks off on Feb. 3, 2020.
“Our 2019 winners raised almost $19,000 and were from Cranston West,” he said. “In total there were three teams from Cranston West, one from Cranston East, one from Toll Gate High School, one from North Providence, one from Johnston Senior High School and one from South Kingstown High School, raising a grand total of $78,873.”
Cranston winners Julianna Soscia and Talia Notarianni were recently featured on a billboard in Cranston, thanks to the LLS SOY program. Both were winners from Cranston West last year.
LLS SOY is a philanthropic leadership development program for teens that runs for seven weeks and encourages students to utilize professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing and project management as they raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The student or student team in each community that raises the most money wins the title of Student(s) of the Year and receives a $2,500 scholarship toward the college or university of his or her choice. Participating candidates are also eligible to apply for the Mission award scholarship with the recipient receiving $500 amount towards their tuition.
Students from Cranston looking for more information on the program or looking to apply this year can contact Jordan.Kuzniak@lls.org or visit StudentsoftheYear.org/apply.