Manalapan High School student Jordan Chervin wins 12 th annual NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Jordan C. Chervin 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.

Chervin, who is graduating from Manalapan 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.

Chervin’s award essay was titled “Pay It Forward,” and her list of activities is extensive and impressive. Chervin was the captain for Manalapan’s varsity cross country, varsity indoor track and varsity spring track teams, as well as a member of the National Honor Society. She also was a volunteer at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, logging more than 300 hours at The Manor, and has been a junior counselor at Camp Briar Hill since the summer of 2010.

NJCTS congratulates Chervin – who will attend Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., 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. 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.