On Friday July 26th, Epilepsy Services of New Jersey (ESNJ) held its yearly Day at the Beach Event at the Governor’s Beach House in Island Beach State Park, in Seaside Heights New Jersey. The weather could not have been nicer for an event that has brought such relaxation and fun for families and individuals living with epilepsy. The day was complete with a private beach experience for families in attendance, lunch and refreshments, and an opportunity for families impacted by epilepsy to connect with each other in good company!

Every year, Epilepsy Services of New Jersey and its affiliate Autism Family Services of New Jersey provides annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors in efforts to support their transition to College. Scholarship recipients for both Awards were presented at Day at the Beach.

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey awarded a scholarship to Brielle Kimler of Point Pleasant, NJ and Bryan Nuytens of Dorothy, NJ. Brielle is a recent graduate of Pt. Pleasant Boro High School and will be attending Montclair State University in the Fall; she hopes to become an Imagineer at Walt Disney World in the future. Bryan (who was not in attendance) is a recent graduate of Buena High School and will be attending Seton Hall University in the Fall; he hopes to become an engineer upon graduation.

Autism Family Services of New Jersey awarded a Scholarships to Tatiana Castillo of Wenonah, NJ and Anthony Ostlund of Morristown, NJ. Tatiana is a recent graduate of Deptford High School and will be attending Arcadia University in the Fall;  she hopes to pursue a field that will enable her to promote autism awareness and understanding within the community. Anthony is a recent graduate of Morristown High School and will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design; he hopes to one day create his own comic series incorporating characters with special needs, to educate and promote acceptance in everyday society.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners and thank you to all the families that joined us for another beautiful Day at the Beach!

Special thanks to our Sponsor Eisai who supported our Day at the Beach event for 2019!

 

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