Queens native Lauren Schwartzberg was recently crowned National American Miss New York Teen. Judged on a number of categories ranging from academics to formal wear, Schwartzberg particularly stood out in the fields of academics, volunteer service and the interview portion of the competition.
Schwartzberg’s platform raises awareness of the importance of physical activity for one’s mental health. With that in mind, in addition to hours of community service, she will also be training for the New York Marathon and running it for the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Her interest in health and the sciences goes deeper than the pageant work. Having just graduated from Cardozo High School in Bayside, the Jamaica Estates resident attends a seven-year program at the New York Institute of Technology, pursuing a combined osteopath medical school and B.S. degree.