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Huron student earns award for supporting friend with disability

Alissa Widman Neese • Apr 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM

A preview of today's schools feature story, from Huron High School:

This past Wednesday, several people gathered in celebration as the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities presented Huron High School freshman Grant Ferrell, 15, with the Steve Lippert Award. 


The annual award, established in 2004, honors someone serving people with developmental disabilities through advocacy, friendship and support. Award winners are nominated by peers and selected by a committee.


Ferrell bested about 20 others to win the prestigious award. He is the youngest person to ever win it. Several Huron Schools employees nominated him after witnessing his daily kindness to his lifelong friend, Max Parell, who was born with Down syndrome.


“I’m so honored, it’s hard to put it into words,” Ferrell said. “People think Max learns from me, but really I learn from him. He inspires me.”


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