MORRISTOWN, NJ - Aldo "Joe" Bangiola, along with seven other area teens, were recognized by the Morris County Freeholders in early June for their outstanding volunteer projects. The freeholders honored  eight Eagle and Gold Award Scouts for their local scout projects which benefited towns, neighborhoods, fire department, temples and churches.

Bangiola, who recently graduated from Morristown High School, worked for a year creating a brick plaza in front of the Assumption Church. He obtained needed town permits, raised money and lead a team of 45 youths and adults.

The other honorees included Victoria Carson of Long Valley, Khang Kieu, of Hanover Township, Thomas McBride IV of Hanover Township, Sean Armstrong of Denville, Gregory Jones of Denville, Aleks Murauskas of Randolph, and Mark Salotii of Landing.

“It is really a privilege for the Board of Freeholders to celebrate the positive efforts of these young men and women who took it upon themselves to make positive impacts on their respective communities,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “They, obviously, are the future leaders of Morris County, and we salute them.’’