Juniors Pauline Hartman, Alexa Mervine and Barb Nather Named 2021 LLS Students of the Year
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Student of the Year Campaign is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS and the mission to cure blood cancers. The candidate or team who raises the most money at the end of the program is named Student of the Year for their local chapter.
This year, the Delaware chapter had 13 teams competing. After being nominated by last year’s winners Isabelle Hanlon ‘21 and Briley Strine ‘21, Archmere candidates and juniors Pauline Hartman, Alexa Mervine and Barb Nather, along with support from family and their incredible team of Archmere students “Fight With All Your Might”, raised $153,336.96 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fight against blood cancers and were named Students of the Year!
This year, Archmere had three teams competing for the title. The other teams were led by Olivia Reese and Luke Kryka, and Ryan Hsieh and Carter Kowalski. In all, the three Archmere teams raised a grand total of $264,576 - half of the entire state’s total! The candidates from the northern Delaware chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society alone have raised over $536,116 over the course of the seven weeks.
In 2017, Archmere Headmaster Dr. Michael A. Marinelli ‘76 also accepted the challenge and began his Man of the Year campaign. After raising over $30,000 with the help of 225 donors, Dr. Marinelli was named the 2017 Delaware Chapter's Man of the Year.
Congratulations to the 2021 Students of the Year, Pauline, Alexa, and Barb!