Savannah Student's Campaign Raises Over $152,000 in Seven Weeks for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The second annual Students of the Year campaign exceeded all expectations, with 12 candidate teams, comprised of 18 area high school students, raising $152,457 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. Taylor Hammerstein, of Savannah Christian Preparatory School, was named Savannah’s 2018 Students of the Year Winner. The Students of the Year Winner received a $2,500 scholarship toward the college or university of their choice and the Runner-Up, Team Extending Life, Rachel Mascolo and Vik Manocha, of Savannah Country Day School, won a $1,000 scholarship.
“From the very start of this campaign, these students were an inspiration to all of us at LLS,” said Piper Medcalf, Executive Director of LLS’s Georgia Chapter. “What they were able to achieve with the help of their family and friends in just seven weeks is truly amazing, and will have a tremendous impact on our patients and their families.”
In addition to top fundraising awards, Noah Maxwell, Team Racing for a Cure, of Richmond Hill High School, was recognized for his commitment to LLS and spreading awareness of the mission through the Citizenship Award and received a $500 scholarship.