2014 Children’s Scholarship Award Winners Announced by New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

Collaborative Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

Students with TS throughout New Jersey are recognized for their achievements

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the annual Children’s Scholarship Award. Each student was selected for his or her academic achievement, community service and accomplishments as an individual with Tourette Syndrome – an inherited, misunderstood, misdiagnosed neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children.

Since 2001, the NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award has been awarded to more than 200 outstanding high school seniors in the state of New Jersey who have excelled in their schools, communities and lives – representing themselves as excellent advocates for Tourette Syndrome.

This year’s NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award winners include:

Michael Tyrrell of Iselin, First Place

Mickey Avenoso of Bridgewater, honorable mention

Mary Kate Donahue of Marlton, honorable mention

Julia Funcheon of Fair Lawn, honorable mention

Grace Hawruk of Butler, honorable mention

Daniel Henderson of Rahway, honorable mention

David Letts of Hillsborough, honorable mention

Tabitha MacKenzie of Atco, honorable mention

Noah Mazzeo of Rumson, honorable mention

Matthew Nussbaum of RiverVale, honorable mention

Matthew Rosen of Little Silver, honorable mention

Michael Santucci of Oradell, honorable mention

Michael Zarro of West Orange, honorable mention

(Note: At their request, some award winners declined to have their achievement announced publicly.)

“On behalf of the NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award Committee, I congratulate each applicant for their extraordinary work and wish them the best as they pursue higher education upon graduation from high school,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said. “We in the Tourette Syndrome community take great pride in being able to recognize these students who have demonstrated outstanding in their schools and extracurricular accomplishments.’

To learn more about the NJCTS Children’s Scholarship winners from 2014 and years past, please visit www.njcts.org


New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. Collaborative partnerships for the TS community.