Ridge High School student wins 11th annual NJCTS Children’s Scholarship award

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Thomas J. Stanley as a recipient of the 2012 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship. Stanley, who will graduate from Ridge High School, was selected for his academic achievement, community service and accomplishments as an individual with Tourette Syndrome – a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children.

Stanley was a regular on the Ridge winter and spring track & field squads, taking part in the high jump, javelin and pole vault; worked with Ridge Production Club on filming, editing, directing and producing; and also played the guitar and drums at school. He has worked at the Vine Restaurant and the Olde Mill Inn.

Stanley was the inspiration for the development of the annual New Jersey Walks for TS event in Mendham and helped his cousin, Emily Carrara, in their partnership with NJCTS to create the event.

NJCTS congratulates Stanley, who has yet to decide his postsecondary education plans, 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 Syndrome. To learn more about the scholarship program, this year’s other scholarship winners or discover other NJCTS programs and services, please visit www.njcts.org.


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New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.
Collaborative partnerships for the TS community.