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Local students take honors for raising leukemia, lymphoma funds

Team Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer 2.0
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Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 2:40 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic and passionate students engage in a spirited fundraising competition to raise critical funds for blood cancer research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Students of the Year campaign.

The CSRA’s fifth annual Students of the Year concluded with a virtual celebration Friday.

Twenty-seven high school students raised $354,339 to further the mission of the society.

Students of the Year:

  • Raising $69,667 - Team Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer 2.0 - Parker Ciamillo, Kacey Axon and Donny Loebl (Aquinas High School)

Runner-up:

  • Raising $55,514 - Team Musketeers Fighting Against Cancer - Barrett Trotter, Ben Shouse and North Goodwin (Academy of Richmond County)

Second runner-up:

  • Raising $45,257 - Team De-Feet Cancer - Megan Anton and Lauren Lewallen (Greenbrier & Evans High Schools)

Mission integration Award winners:

  • Team Got CUREage - Etta Thomas and Julia Osborn (Greenbrier High School)

Community Involvement Award winners:

  • Team De-Feet Cancer - Megan Anton and Lauren Lewallen (Greenbrier & Evans High Schools)

The 2021 Class:

  • Leah Shelt - Grovetown High School
  • Charlotte and Jay Theodocion – Davidson Fine Arts
  • Katie Andrews and Macie Wier – Academy of Richmond County
  • Afton Hall – Fox Creek High School
  • Benjamin Porcha – Konjikusic and J. Strom Thurmond – South Aiken & Aiken High Schools
  • Sage Connolly, Mary Margaret Barbee and Hannah McDonough – Augusta Preparatory Day School
  • Megan Anton and Lauren Lewallen – Greenbrier and Evans high schools
  • Parker Ciamillo, Kacey Axon and Donny Loebl – Aquinas High School
  • Kendal Cofer – Hephzibah High School
  • Etta Thomas and Julia Osborn – Greenbrier High School
  • Maggie Freitag and Andrew Holiman – Augusta Christian Schools
  • Barrett Trotter, Ben Shouse and North Goodwin – Academy of Richmond County
  • Mariangel Carroz, Eli Hergott and Phoebe Bagby – Lakeside High School

“The Students of the Year campaign is a great way for students to develop leadership skills within a philanthropy program that ensures they stand out among their peers and make an impact in their communities,” said Bobbie Jo Bates, campaign development director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia/South Carolina Region. “Candidates showcase their fundraising and community outreach skills while providing assistance and hope to blood cancer patients.”

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