Lakeland Regional High School student Paul Rothlauf wins 12 th annual NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Paul W. Rothlauf 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.

Rothlauf, who is graduating from Lakeland Regional 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.

Rothlauf’s award essay was titled “Different Kind of Different,” and his list of activities is impressive. Rothlauf is a two-year member of the National Honor Society, ranked sixth out his class of 307 at Lakeland and has received HSPA awards for academic excellence in math and language arts. Athletically, Rothlauf has played on Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball teams while also taking part in baseball and swimming. Outside of school, Rothlauf has worked as a DARE Leadership Summer Camp mentor, participated in the Passaic County Teen Summit and has been a member of various teen/parent drug and alcohol forums.

NJCTS congratulates Rothlauf – who will attend Rowan University 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.