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Students of the Year Charleston

Students of the Year | January 16th - March 6th 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Lowcountry Students of the Year homepage! For seven weeks 15 amazing candidate teams will fundraise for LLS in honor of two local children battling blood cancer. At the end of the seven week campaign one candidate team will receive the title Student of the Year! 

Meet 2021 Honored Hero Claire



Claire is an energetic, loving and amazingly kind 14-year-old 8th grader. She loves to play soccer, and when she isn’t on the soccer pitch she can be found watching her favorite premier league team, Manchester City, surfing the waves at Sullivan's Island, taking her two furry companions on a walk or learning new songs on her guitar.

Claire was diagnosed with b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on August 8th, 2019. Over the past 17 months, she has been on the excruciating front-lines of chemotherapy and looks forward to finishing treatment in December of 2021.

2021 Leadership

Kim Dowd, Chair 

Sarah McLean, Student Chair

Hali Arrington, Student Vice Chair

About Students of the Year

The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition. 

Meet the Candidates

Shakes For Shi
Kickin' Cancer for Kids
Cure Crew
Esmee Throckmorton
Kickoff Event

Stay tuned for more details on the Lowcountry Students of the Year Grand Finale Celebration. 

Staff Contacts

Liba Buchanan, Campaign Development Manager

Liba.Buchanan@lls.org | 843.972.4772