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.
Congratulations to all 2021 Students of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2022 candidates.
Meet our Honored Hero - Corbin Jones
Corbin is 11 years old and attends Hill City Grade School. Some of his favorite activities include fishing, video games, sports and outdoor activities. He also loves the Kansas City Chiefs and his personal hero is Travis Kelce.
Corbin was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma on July 2, 2021, following about 4 months of abdominal pain and a surgery that led to the diagnosis. Corbin and his parents left home on July 6, 2021, and travelled to Wichita, KS where he underwent 4 cycles of intense chemotherapy for close to 3 months. During that time, he never returned home until after his 4th round of chemo and his counts recovered on September 27, 2021. While in Wichita receiving treatments, when not admitted to the hospital, his family lived in a small camper. During his battle with cancer, he spent 93 days away from home, 63 days in the hospital, 40 days of chemo, had 15 scans, 5 ER visits and 3 surgeries. As of October 12, 2021, Corbin is in Remission!!