Written by Michael Scro, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00
Jordana Rosenzweig, a Jericho resident, will be walking tall as a contestant for the Miss Long Island Teen 2014 competition on Sunday, August 11 at the Patchogue Theater.
She received the Miss New York Outstanding Teen Academic Award 2012.
“I believe I should be chosen as Miss Long Island Teen because I am a well-rounded teenager who believes in the importance of fitness and activity, as well as one who prides herself on her academic performance and involvement both in her extracurricular activities and the community,” Rosenzweig said. “I also believe pageants are an amazing forum for young women like me to express our opinions and do service to the communities, and would love the opportunity to use the title in this respect.”
As a contestant, her social “platform” is overcoming hunger. “In Nassau and Suffolk Counties alone, four in ten households have less family income than they need to buy necessities,” she says. “I believe that we as Long Islanders need to address and take an active role to overcome this problem that is so close to home.”
Rosenzweig is an active student, where she is the upcoming vice president of model congress, in which students gather to debate public policy, and also of moot court, for the study of Constitutional law, and officer of the mural club. She participates in the model U.N. and mock trials, has won awards in national invitational speech and debate competitions at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton, and has been inducted to the National Art Honors Society for three years.
In her spare time, Rosenzweig does yoga, which she started four years ago, and has a passion for art history and fashion. She speaks Italian and is actively involved at her synagogue, where she teaches children to read Hebrew as a volunteer. Last summer, she traveled for five weeks in Eastern Europe and Israel to explore her Jewish heritage, and then traveled Italy for two weeks with her family, immersing herself in Italian language and culture.
Rosenzweig came in twelfth place in the New York State Forensics League State Championship for Oral Presentation, and was a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Delegate Award at UPenn Model Congress Invitational. She also qualified for New York State Forensics League State Championship in Oral Presentation, Congressional Debate, and Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate, as well as the Catholic Forensics League National Tournament in Philadelphia, PA, and came in fourteenth place at the Princeton National Invitational in “Dramatic Interpretation.”