The 2nd Annual North Texas Student of the Year program boasts a strong class of high school candidates this year. These students are currently competing in a six-week fundraising campaign to raise funds for and awareness of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Lamar High School student Edward Vissoni is one of the candidates and introduced himself and discusses why he chose to compete in this campaign this year.
What interested you in applying for Student of the Year?
I am a survivor of stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and personally know what it's like to go through the treatment of a life-threatening disease. It is only natural for me to want to join the fight so that some day there will be a cure.
What other organizations or extracurricular activities are you involved in?
Besides the Student of the Year campaign, I am also a member of my high school band.
What are you hoping to achieve while participating in this campaign?
I hope that through this competition I will gain experience about what it means to raise money for others and to meet people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Where are you planning to go to school next year?
I will be going on a church service trip as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I return, I hope to attend University of Texas at Arlington and major in biomedical engineering.
"Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we will also be with thee: be of good courage, and do it" - Ezra 10:4
The 2017 Student of the Year Grand Finale will be held on Friday, April 7th at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase. Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the campaign and its candidates.