Marlton, NJ, June 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Evan A. Bisirri 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 organization.
Bisirri, who is graduating from Cherokee 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.
Bisirri’s award essay was titled “Embracing Tourette Syndrome,” and his list of activities is extensive and impressive. Bisirri has been a member of the National Latin Honor Society and National Honor Society for the past three years, has mentored students and athletes as part of Cherokee’s Senior Mentor and Gymnastics Mentor programs, and has taken part in the following school groups: Evesham PRIDE, Latin Club, Renaissance Club, Student Council, American Sign Language Club, Biology Club and Biofuel.
NJCTS congratulates Bisirri – who has narrowed down his college search to Drexel, Lehigh, Rutgers, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and Clemson – 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.