Huron sends off student ready for Olympic gold

A parade of high-fives and booming applause greeted Max Parell on Tuesday as he exited Huron High School with a wide grin and outstretched arms.
Alissa Widman Neese
Feb 6, 2013


The freshman is no stranger to the high school's traditional athletic sendoffs, where hundreds of students crowd hallways to urge on state competitors.

Max is the football team's "water man" — not boy, he says. He often joins basketball players in their huddle, greeting them and wishing them luck with his trademark phrase, "howdy."

This week, however, it was Max's turn to receive well-wishes, as he heads to a statewide athletic contest.

He'll compete today and Thursday in the Special Olympics Winter Games at Brandywine Ski Resort near Cleveland, skiing in the giant slalom and downhill alpine competitions.

Check out a video of the sendoff to the right of this story. Check out a photo gallery HERE.

Pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register to keep reading.




Best of luck, Max.

Truth or Fiction

Good luck Max. We are wishing you the best.

Kottage Kat

Good luck Max



It is awesome that the kids and staff showed their support to Max. He looks so proud.


Good Luck Max!

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The Hero Zone

This is great to see, especially being a Huron alumni!


Good Luck Kid.