The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Troy W. Kurilew as a recipient of the 2012 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship. Kurilew, who will graduate from South Plainfield 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.
Kurilew has been very active with the Boy Scouts of America, winning the Boy Scout of the Year Award in 2008 (most activities), 2009 (most activities) and 2011 (excellence in scouting). In 2010, he also won the Eagle Scout Award (earning 21 badges, 12 of which were Eagle level) and the Gold, Bronze and Silver awards pertaining to earning five extra badges on three separate occasions. Academically, Kurilew was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars in 2011, and vocationally, he has volunteered at the Hillside Food Bank and the Wesley Church.
NJCTS congratulates Kurilew, who will attend DeVry 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 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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