Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honors teen fundraisers


By Catholic Review Staff

Several students at Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore made the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign a rousing success.

The students led teams that combined to raise more than $128,000 for the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Emily Zimmerman, a senior at Walkersville High School in Frederick County and a pediatric leukemia survivor, raised more than $26,000 to win the title of Student of the Year.

Hannah Jarmer, a senior at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, was the second runner-up, raising $17,206.

Brooke Nixon of Maryvale Preparatory School in Lutherville raised $11,131 and was awarded citizenship honors, given to the student who displayed exemplary leadership skills. Both Jarmer, who will attend North Carolina State University, and Nixon, a freshman, were awarded $1,000 college scholarships.

Elizabeth Castillo of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn and Victoria Richardson of Mercy High School in Baltimore were among the 12 students who completed the program.

The Student of the Year Campaign is a six-week initiative in which local high school students enrolled in public or private schools throughout Maryland participate in a fundraising competition to benefit  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Candidates raise money in honor of a teen patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Students who raise the minimum fundraising amount of $10,000 receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The student who raises the most money receives a $5,000 scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice.

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