Lauren Vicenzi and Sarah Klein – Co-Presidents of Senior MRT Youth Group (SMaRTY)

Vicenzi Lauren     Klein Sarah
Lauren   Sarah

Lauren and Sarah are both seniors in high school.  Lauren attends Wall High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society and plays flute in the school wind ensemble.  Sarah attends The Ranney School, at which she swims breaststroke on the swim team and enjoys acting in the school shows.

Sarah is really passionate about working with children and intends to pursue a career that will enable her to continue doing so, perhaps child psychology.  She works as an intern in the lower grades at Ranney, reading to fourth graders and helping them with their analytical skills.  She’s also in the  Madrahim program in the MRT Religious School.

Lauren loves music and looks forward to playing flute in her college symphonic band, though she hasn’t zeroed in on a particular school yet.  She’s studied flute since the 4th grade and also plays piano and dabbles in guitar and ukulele. Lauren had the honor of performing in Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, and Temple University with her school’s band. She is also very involved in her school’s Relay for Life, and Music Honors Society.

Given a free Sunday, Lauren would go out to breakfast with friends and then head for the beach to read a good book.  Sarah really didn’t care what she was doing as long as it was with other people.

Both remarked that the thing they loved best about MRT was the feeling of being part of a big family and the great bonds and friendships they have formed.  Lauren and Sarah also enjoy their involvement in the Temple Youth group which has enabled them to meet people from all over the Garden Empire Region (NY and NJ).  They are both excited about the many SMaRTY activities planned for the upcoming year.

For more information about SMaRTY, feel free to reach out to Sarah or Lauren.