The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Conor McCarthy 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.
McCarthy, who is graduating from Point Pleasant Boro 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.
McCarthy’s award essay was titled “My Battle for Confidence,” and his list of activities is extensive and impressive. McCarthy has been a member of his school’s computer programming team, a writer for the school newspaper, an equipment manager for the football team and has been involved in the American Cancer Society’s local Relay for Life activities.
NJCTS congratulates McCarthy – who will attend Monmouth University in the 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.