DePaul Catholic High School student Grace Hawruk

Collaborative Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Grace Hawruk of Butler as an honorable-mention recipient of the 2014 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award.

Hawruk, who is graduating from DePaul Catholic High School, 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.

Hawruk’s award essay was titled “My Life with Tourette Syndrome.” Her list of extracurricular activities reflects her accomplishments in academics, athletics and community outreach. Hawruk has been a member of her school’s student council, tennis team and peer ministry. She has served as an NJCTS Youth Ambassador in schools and hospitals throughout the state.

NJCTS congratulates Hawruk – who will attend Merrimack College in the fall – 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. To learn more about the scholarship or discover other NJCTS programs, please visit www.njcts.org or visit the Teens4TS blog.

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