Q&A: Stephanie Miller (12)

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Stephanie Miller (12) poses with her stepmom at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year dinner. Miller was one of eight students who won the award. Photo submitted by: Stephanie Miller

Anastasia Papanikolaou

Q: Where did you hear about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Campaign?

A: [On] the Lake Central guidance office Twitter page.

Q: Can you explain the application process and how you got to be selected a finalist?

A: I saw the tweet from guidance and I decided to apply. I emailed Mrs. [Melissa] St. Clair, [Guidance,] and told her that I was interested, so she emailed the director of the program. Then, she sent me an application that was six questions long.  After, I had a meeting with one of the advisors and she talked me through the whole program. I was chosen along with eight other people to be part of the program.

Q: How much money did you raise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?

A: I raised $6,000 for the foundation.

Q: Why did you apply for the Student of the Year Campaign?

A: My stepmom had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma so it really affected me and I wanted to help make a difference.