You've heard a lot about the "STEM" program haven't you? "STEM" Stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Lauren Kuhn joined Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” with Hillary Chabot and Jack Encarnacao to talk about her goals as Miss Massachusetts.
Q: I understand you have a “three-point plan.”
A: I had established a scholarship earlier this year, and I sent it to a young woman who is going to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and one of my goals this year is to grow that scholarship and send it to another young woman, especially someone who is in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics field. I went to Capitol Hill and lobbied on student debt reduction. I’d like to do it again in April. And then I’d like to speak in schools and talk to young people. I’d like to address questions related to financial aid.
Q: Have you reached out to Elizabeth Warren?
A: Absolutely I have. I really appreciate that she stands up for students. If I could work with Ms. Warren to make paying off the debt for myself and for other young people, I think that would be really rewarding.
Q: What are your duties as Miss Massachusetts and what do you hope to take away from this experience?
A: My obligations are really flexible… it’s basically whatever I want to do with my year and take my vision and try to make an impact. I take away the connections I’m making with people, the lives that I’m able to impact, and a lot of friendships, too, because the contestants are extremely kind.