Pascack Valley High School student Matthew Nussbaum is an 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 Matthew Nussbaum of River Vale as an honorable-mention recipient of the 2014 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award.

Nussbaum, who is graduating from Pascack Valley 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.

In his award essay, Nussbaum shows that medical challenges cannot extinguish a person’s enthusiasm for life. He was a member of an a capella singing group, his school’s robotics squad and a videographer for the hockey team..

NJCTS congratulates Nussbaum – who will attend Five Towns College- 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.