The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Benjamin E. Weinfeld as an honorable-mention recipient of the 2013 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award, which this year is being given in honor of the late Dr. Nathan Weiss and his contributions to the organization.
Weinfeld, who is graduating from East Brunswick High School, was selected for his academic achievement, community service and accomplishments as an individual with Tourette Syndrome – an inherited, misunderstood, misdiagnosed neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children.
Weinfeld’s award essay was titled “Tourette Syndrome: My Story,” and his list of activities and accomplishments is impressive. Weinfeld is a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society. He also has been a regular participant in East Brunswick’s Chess Club and junior varsity football team, as well as the Garden State Robotics Team and the East Brunswick Chapter Board of United Synagogue Youth. In his spare time, Weinfeld also fences and is a snowboarding instructor.
NJCTS congratulates Weinfeld – who will attend Lehigh University in Pennsylvania this fall – on his achievements and wishes him continued success in his 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 and other 2013 winners, or discover other NJCTS programs, please visit www.njcts.org or visit the Teens4TS blog.