Lauren has been a long time supporter of the rebuilding together organization. She recognizes the value and power of volunteer efforts and understands how to leverage relationships to help promote the efforts of these non-profits. I have gotten to know Lauren so much better over the past three years and her sincere work and ethics is an inspiration to me and others. Thank you, Lauren for all your hard work to improve your community!!
— Lee H.
Thru our shared times together working in the community, attending locals together, and competing together, a life-long friendship has evolved.

Lauren has been an amazing role model to younger girls within our program. She truly emulates all this program stands for, scholarship, service and the MOST kind and genuine heart, truly!

We can’t wait to cheer her on this September from a far, and look forward to watching where this outstanding young lady takes her life journey!

Best of luck from the Sturgill gang here in Seattle!
— Julie S.
Lauren and I met as sister queens in the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Organization. Although Lauren had competed previously in her home state of Washington, it was our first year competing in Massachusetts and we immediately found comfort in knowing that we weren’t alone. Upon first meeting Lauren, I discovered that she was a motivated young woman, supportive sister queen and genuine in offering me positive feedback and words of encouragement. As a first year participant in the Miss Massachusetts and Miss America Organization, it was an honor to be among such an accomplished top five at the 2014 state pageant and I look forward to watching her shine on that Miss America stage!
— Charlena Kennedy, Miss Plymouth County 2014, Miss MA Sweetheart 2014
I’m a relatively recent friend of Lauren having met her in December 2012 when I volunteered to judge in mock interviews. I followed her in the competition after that and got to know her better. Lauren’s success in academics from Gonzaga to Harvard. Lauren is an incredible person.
— Jeff C. / Aberdeen City Council Member and general positive promoter of our community.
I’ve known Lauren since she first competed as a teen. My husband and her mom graduated high school together. Lauren is such a great role model and titleholder.

She is such a gracious young lady. I appreciate her amazing work ethic too. Lauren finds a way; she doesn’t know the meaning of impossible - only “I’m possible”! I love the time I’ve spent with her. She is funny, smart and so talented. I think her secret is her persistence and her drive. I am so thrilled to see her reach another goal. Lauren and her family are incredibly kind and generous. They have supported other contestants in many ways including loaning wardrobe and much more. I have nothing but the highest regard for Lauren and her family. I wish her all the best.
— Jill S.