Miss SNPJ 2018

Miss SNPJ 2018 Lauren SebuschMiss SNPJ 2018 LAUREN SEBUSCH is a member of Cleveland Lodge 576. She is the daughter of Donna Sebusch (576) and Ron Sebusch, and granddaughter of the late Don (158) and Dorothy Gorjup (576).

A senior at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Lauren is majoring in speech language pathology and has an associate of arts in human services and developmental disabilities. Along with two degrees, she is also minoring in psychology. She is the president of the Speech and Hearing Club, president of the Edinboro University Highland Ambassadors, and captain of the Edinboro University Love Your Melon Crew, a college-run organization that raises money for research to end pediatric cancer.

Lauren is a student senator on the Edinboro University Senate and will take a seat on the Academic Concerns Committee this upcoming school year. A leader and accomplished student at Edinboro, she represented Edinboro University at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Advocacy Days held in Harrisburg.

Lauren has spent countless hours working with and volunteering for various organizations. An active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, she volunteers for Special Olympics, the S. June Smith Center, and Girls on the Run.

An SNPJ member since birth, Lauren has been very active in the Society. During her time with Youth Circle 2, she served as vice president for two years and performed at Button Box Bashes and Grape Festivals. She has been a part of numerous Lodge and Cleveland Federation activities, including Slovene Night with the Lake County Captains and the Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts at the SNPJ Farm. She is a lifelong CAL volunteer, helping with the annual Don Gorjup Golf Tournament and Sweetheart Doubles Bowling Tournament. At the national level, Lauren has attended the SNPJ TEL Workshop, the Young Adult Conference, and other events at the SNPJ Recreation Center.

Lauren recently returned from a trip to Slovenia where she made lifelong friendships. She plans to call Slovenia home for a few years after graduate school, and hopes to return as often as possible until then.