A few weeks ago I told you the story about Brick Memorial High School's Nicholas Matawa and his quest to defy the odds that were given when he was younger and go to college.

Nicholas was diagnosed with autism when he was young and his mother Renee was told that it would be unlikely that he would even graduate high school.

Well, Nicholas has defied the odds that the experts gave him and is now hoping to attend Marshall University in West Virginia, which has a partnership with the National Autism Training Center.

I told you about Nicholas' one of a kind stars & stripes tuxedo that he made as part of Duck brand duct tape's "Stuck At Prom" competition.

Well, the time has come! Voting is open and we can all band together as a community and help Nicholas move one step closer to his college dream by winning the $10,000 college scholarship grand prize!

Just click here to check out Nicholas' amazing work and to vote for him!

You can vote once a day per email address.

Here's Nicholas in his Uncle Sam finest:

Nicholas Matawa and his stars and stripes duct tape tux (Photo courtesy of Renee Nitti)


Good luck, Nicholas! All of Ocean County has your back and we're going to make this happen for you!!


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