Cherry Hill High School West student Eliana Roth wins 12 th annual NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Eliana F. Roth as the recipient of the 2013 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship second-place award, which this year is being given in honor of the late Dr. Nathan Weiss and his contributions to the organization.

Roth, who is graduating from Cherry Hill High School West, was selected for 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.

Roth’s winning essay was titled “True Medicine,” and her list of activities is extensive and impressive. Roth was a member of the National Latin Honor Society from 2009-2011 and the National Honor Society from 2011-2013, and has been part of ballet, weight training teams and synchronized figure skating teams – including the Skyliners Team USA and Junior World Team from 2009-2013. Her exploits have been featured on the “Today Show,” and she has competed in prestigious events such as the French Cup.

NJCTS congratulates Roth – who has narrowed down her college search to Miami, Brandeis, Tufts, Boston University, Northeastern or Harvard – on her achievements and wishes her continued success in her academic and career endeavors.

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. Dr. Weiss, President Emeritus of Kean University who passed away April 9, was a longtime friend and trusted adviser to NJCTS. To learn more about the scholarship program or other 2013 winners, or discover other NJCTS programs, please visit www.njcts.org or visit the Teens4TS blog.