Hi, my name is Lauren Flanagan and I am currently a junior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science.
I currently live in Douglas, MA. However, I previously lived in other towns in Massachusetts, including Wrentham, Taunton, and Plainville. I also lived in Virginia for a year, near the Shenandoah Valley. My family has always been a major part of my life; we do everything together. We sing, play music, go on trips, and watch movies and shows together. We also love to watch the Patriots games during football season, especially if they make it to the Superbowl. I have two brothers (Brian and Sean) who are both in college currently. Brian is a junior at WPI and Sean is a sophomore at UMass Amherst.
I have always been interested in music. I have played the piano for 9 years and plan on continuing in the future. I also love to sing. I participated in the Douglas School Chorus in eighth and ninth grade. I have been to many concerts in my life including a Norah Jones concert when I was an infant. I also went to concerts for Pat Benatar, Van Halen, Haley Reinhart, Get the Led Out, Dan and Shay, and 38 Special. I always have a great time at these events and plan on going to many more in the future.
Sports are an important part of my life; I played volleyball in eighth, ninth, and tenth grade, winter track in ninth grade, and outdoor track in seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. I also love to play sports at home with my family, including everything from wiffleball to football and lacrosse. I was the captain of the junior varsity girls volleyball team at Douglas High School and even made the varsity team my sophomore year. Overall, I have a lot of fun both playing and watching sports.
I decided to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Worcester, MA. I did everything from stocking shelves to helping customers find what they were looking for. All of the other volunteers and senior workers here were helpful and welcoming. This was a very rewarding experience, as I was able to assist people and volunteer for a good cause. To learn more about the Habitat Restore, click here.