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Student Visionaries of the Year Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia (NOVA) Student Visionaries of the Year

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.

They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.

They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers. Through our Student Visionaries of the Year campaign, we are excited to recognize these young leaders for being what we need most, visionaries.

Student Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, fostering professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management all while working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.

These tenacious young changemakers fundraise for LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors. The titles Student Visionaries of the Year are awarded to the candidate teams who raise the most funds in their community during the 7-week competition.

 

 

2024 NOVA STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR 

In Northern Virginia's 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year campaign, 14 teams consisting of 25 candidates with 79 team members raised a record-breaking $689,959 in just 7 WEEKS through fundraising for LLS's cutting-edge blood cancer research and patient services!  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2024 Northern Virginia Student Visionaries of the Year participants on such an incredible impact!

 

A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR 2024 WINNERS:

First-place winners: Team Legacy, led by Addison Foster & Briston Lewis

Team Legacy

 

1st Runner-Up: Team Fight for the Light, led by Allison Lehner, Sid Bhupalam & Megan Sawyer

Team Fight for the Light

 

2nd Runners-Up: Team Warhawk Warriors, led by Katie Harlow

Team Warhawk Warriors

 

TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Alex Grossman, Team Rollskis for a Cure

 

MISSION PILLAR AWARDS

Research Award: Elle Marshall & Kendall Schottler, Team Cavs for Cures

Advocacy Award: Sofia Farboudmanesh, Team NOVA Warriors to Cure

Patient Support Award: Allison Lehner, Sid Bhupalam & Megan Sawyer, Team Fight for the Light

Relentless for a Cure Award: Kourosh Farboudmanesh, Team NOVA Warriors to Cure

 

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR 2024 NORTHERN VIRGINIA STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES & TEAM MEMBERS!

We are currently recruiting for our 2025 Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign - if you know an amazing high school leader looking to make a difference, please nominate them today!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR TOP SPONSORS

PLATINUM

Middleburg Wealth Management

SILVER

Serco LogoLiuna logo

BRONZE

Aurora logo  Fox Logo Tamjidi Logo

 

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING MEDIA PARTNERS!

 

ABC7

Washingtonian

Meet the Candidates

Team Rams for A Cure
Team Rams for A Cure
Katie Harlow
Team Warhawk Warriors
Team Fight for the Light
Team Fight for the Light
Shritha Todupunoori
Team Hope Warriors
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Staff Contacts

Joana Bragg - Campaign Development Director

Kailee Lawson - Campaign Development Manager

Emma Whelan - Campaign Development Specialist