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Stark, left, sits on her brother Ryan’s shoulders in 2008 in her first home in
Westfield, NJ. She started a foundation in his name after his overdose.

Stark gives back through grief

Zoe Conner-Bennett October 9, 2020

“It has been said that grief is the final act of love,” says Ryan’s Love of Life Foundation and its co-founder, senior Brooke Stark of Manasquan, “and we’ve chosen to channel our grief into healing.”...

Alessandra Bailoni, of the Wall Township Food Services, makes sure no child goes hungry. 
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Bailoni feeds local families

Nina Kolodchak June 12, 2020

As quarantine continues, many people are experiencing rattling changes. Millions are out of jobs, countless are ill and it is much harder to access food, especially for families with lower incomes. During...

Jodry, left, holds friend Shiva on her back in January 2020 at One Life to Love Orphanage in New Delhi, India.

Music to their ears: Jodry uses her musical talent to give back

Zoe Conner-Bennett June 12, 2020

Instead of opening dozens of presents from family or celebrating with friends, freshman Mary Jodry of Neptune City has spent her last three birthdays using her musical talent to raise money for One Life...

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Students give back to community by creating art

Sarah McNey January 12, 2018

On a hot July afternoon, Sebrina Gao painted the final brushstrokes on a wall. The project, a floor-to-ceiling mural of colorful zoo animals for the Lakewood Head Start branch, is the culmination of 164...

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