An Inspirational Pair of Candidates at DPHS

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High school freshman Alyssa Robb and sophomore Maya Kovic were among only 14 students selected as candidates for the first-ever Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year program on Long Island.  Both Kovic and Robb are dedicated, diligent students and currently enrolled in numerous Advanced Placement courses.

Hailing from both public and private schools across Long Island, the candidates were chosen by the LLS Leadership Committee for their support of the Society’s mission to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures through leadership, passion and involvement in the community. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the six weeks will be named Student of the Year and receive a $2,500 scholarship. In addition, three students will be selected to receive a Citizenship Scholarship Award of $500 each based on their commitment to community, leadership and the LLS mission. The campaign will kick off on Feb. 9 and will culminate with a March 23 awards ceremony at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury, when the winners will be announced.

“It is absolutely wonderful to see two young ladies that are so motivated and driven to volunteer their time to this great cause,” said school counselor Margaret C. Pereira. “They are truly an inspiration.”

“These students embody the idea that anyone can make a difference with hard work and dedication,” said Sara Lipsky, the executive director of the LLS’s Long Island Chapter. “They are helping to make an impact on the lives of cancer patients, not someday, but today.”