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Sophia Enright, an 11th grade student at High School West, has raised $27,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of the LLS Student Visionaries of the Year program.

Sophia was the leader of a 20+ person team of students from HS East and West, titled, the "Bulls Against Blood Cancer." One of the several fundraising activities she organized was “Loose Change for Leukemia” at Mount Pleasant Elementary, which alone raised about $7,000 in three weeks.

"I was immediately drawn to the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society," Sophia told us. "Having personally lost loved ones to blood cancer, this campaign allowed me to make tangible impacts on those in need. I'm grateful for this opportunity to spread awareness and raise money. I'm especially grateful for the support from my team members, teachers, and smithtown staff for allowing me to bring my efforts to the school platform. I have learned so much from this valuable experience. This campaign does not have a finished date. I will continue to work to end cancer suffering."

Sophia's incredible efforts will also serve as her Service Learning Project in her pursuit of the NY State Seal of Civic Readiness.

Director of Social Studies Charles Benvenuto, Sophia, and Social studies teacher Joan Havranek

Sophia Enright smiling

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