Her volunteer activities include coaching Special Olympics, packaging meals for third world countries, and serving dinner at homeless shelters in her hometown. A coach states: “Lauren’s character truly defines who she is. Her values of caring, honesty and respect are on display in every action she takes. She is truly a gem of a person and a gift to others who are lucky enough to have her in their lives.”
A National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society (NHS & NJHS) member, she has also received the three highest academic awards from Dowling Catholic High School: Acad…emic Letter, Excellence Medal, and the prestigious Aquinas Key. She received seven varsity letters in athletics—four from the swim team and three from the bowling team. She has been accepted into the Creighton University Dean’s Fellows four-year program and will pursue pre-med studies.