Three students from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Emerging Health Professionals program recently helped raise nearly a quarter-million dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The society celebrated their accomplishment at a Saturday (March 10) night gala.
The students — Madison Hoffman and Benjamin Fry, both of Northwestern Lehigh High School, and Alya Wezza, of Parkland High School — were tapped to participate in the Students of the Year campaign, which is run by the society’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter.
Participants are selected from a pool of nominees with a demonstrated interest in volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership. The campaign challenges participants to raise as much money as they can for the society in seven weeks. Top fundraisers win $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships.
Hoffman, Fry and Wezza each raised more than $10,000 for the society, but none of them were among the campaign’s biggest moneymakers. Altogether, Students of the Year participants raised $238,991.
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