Pace_1 Sophie Blasberg Molly Levine

From left, Pace Academy seniors Sophie Blasberg and Molly Levine, winners of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2017 Student of the Year competition.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Georgia chapter is hosting its annual Greater Atlanta Students of the Year campaign in which local high school students raise funds for the nonprofit during a seven-week period running Jan. 31 through March 23.

The top fundraiser or fundraising team (teams can consist of two or three students) will be named Students of the Year at the Grand Finale Gala March 23 at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Up to $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded. The Georgia chapter also hosts annual Students of the Year competitions in Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.

In the Atlanta contest, there are 36 candidates (teams or individuals) and 69 individual students participating, including several local students. The local ones are: Sophie Corts and Molly Corts (Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School), Price Doherty and Stockton Vohs (The Lovett School), Justin Gachoya (Whitefield Academy), Veer Gupta and Henry Haden (Lovett), Gabriel Kadoori and Jonathan Merlin (Pace Academy), Caelyn Kelly and Emma Mayfield (Lovett), Courtney King and Natalie Rinck (Atlanta Girls’ School), Alexa Levine and Jordan Upchurch (Pace), Grayson Nour and Braeden Swilley (Whitefield), Kunal Poddar, Armaan Sett and Sameer Sinha (The Westminster Schools) and Channing Stall (Wesleyan School).

For more information or to donate to a team or student, visit


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