Toms River Girl Scout Earns $10K Gold Award Scholarship

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — Vivianna Onofrietti loves to read. She loves the peace it can bring, the laughter, and the surprise that can be packed into a good book.

“I believe reading truly enhances a person’s life,” Vivianna said, after learning she had earned a $10,000 scholarship honoring her work in bringing books to children who are homeless or in domestic violence shelters.

Vivianna, a Toms River resident, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project, earning the highest honor in Girl Scouts for her project to build book stations made from wood to hold more than 1,250 multi-level donated books for those children, a project titled “Better with Books.”

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