Student wins youth achievement award

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – News 4 wants to recognize high school junior Courtney Russell from Kenmore East High School. She won the Zak Hollis Youth Achievement Award for 2014 from the National Tourette Syndrome Association.

Award winners are picked on character, academics and volunteer work. Courtney spent time speaking to classmates of children with tourettes syndrome and created a support group. She also volunteers at various TSA activities. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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