JFK Memorial High School student Michael Tyrrell is first place NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award winner

Collaborative Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Michael Tyrrell of Iselin as the first place recipient of the 2014 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award.

Tyrrell, who is graduating from John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Woodbridge, 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.

Tyrrell’s award essay was titled “No Limits” which highlighted his philosophy for living with Tourette Syndrome. His impressive list of extracurricular activities includes membership in the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Business Honor Society and several varsity sports teams. Tyrrell is also an Eagle Scout.

NJCTS congratulates Tyrrell – who will attend North Carolina University- 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. 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.