Harpeth Hall's Augusta Bryan receives the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's highest honor
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS. Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the 7 week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year.
MARCH 2 - Last week, Augusta Bryan was awarded the 2017 Student of the Year title (the first recipient of this award), which is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's highest honor given to a high school student in the state of Tennessee. She shares this award with her brother, Malcolm, a leukemia survivor. Augusta's team, Answer2Cancer, raised $28,250 from a combination of fundraising events, social media blasts, and direct mail solicitations. Other team members from Harpeth Hall included Marguerite Coombs, Gracie Harris and Margaret Cook. The award culminates a 7 week campaign in which Augusta and Malcolm competed against six other high school teams, collectively the group raised over $83,000. Answer2Cancer was also recognized with a Citizenship Award in Volunteerism given to the team which exhibited a sustainable commitment to community service by creating three fundraising events which could be replicated in future years.
We are so proud of our Harpeth Hall students making a difference and taking on leadership roles in the community. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing patient services.