The Carroll County Values Competition sponsored by the Law Office of David Ellin honored three student winners and two Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster Senior High School and Piney Ridge Elementary School, yesterday in two different awards ceremonies.

David Ellin received numerous submissions from students throughout Carrol County.  Mr. Ellin made four total awards.  Each student received a personal monetary award, and their respective schools also received a monetary award.

Henry Brunnett and Joseph Andrews, both Seniors at Westminster Senior High School, won for their graphic visual displays of what Carroll County Values means to them.  Westminster High School was awarded $500.00.

Henry Brunnett, who will be attending York College in the fall, submitted an outstanding video detailing the value “Self-Reliance” that he learned from his parents. He has applied his welding and fabrication skills to create and repair tools for the  family’s agriculture business. Joseph Andrew’s submission, titled “Count On”, illustrated his Carroll County Values of the importance of being “trustworthy and performing consistently well” through a 3-D motion graphic set to music. “Ever since I remember, my parents have said to always do what you say you are going to do and to be someone others can count on.” Joseph will be attending Messiah College in the fall.

Additionally, David Rapids, a 9th grade student at South Carroll High School, won for his essay submission outlining the importance of education to protect Carroll County’s rural way of life.  David is a student member of the Maryland State Board of Education Advisory Council for Carroll County. South Carroll High School received an award of $250.00. David will be honored next week.

Ryan Slegel, a fourth grade student at Piney Ridge Elementary School, was the sole elementary school winner. Ryan’s art work titled ‘Family’ illustrated that family is “Forever, For Always, No Matter What.”  Piney Ridge Elementary School was awarded $200.00. Ryan Slegel’s winning art was on display at the Eldersburg Public Library in the foyer Mummy Case during the month of May.

The four winners are also showcased on the David Ellin Law Website.

David Ellin is an attorney and graduate of Western Maryland College. He values education and the Carroll County Public School System.  Mr. Ellin donates annually to each of the public schools in Carroll County. Mr. Ellin started the  Carroll County Values Competition to encourage students to think about the county that that they live in, characteristics that make Carroll County special to them and how they can best protect Carroll County’s Values.

David Ellin with Principal Patricia Reed and Vice Principal Greg Raeder of Piney Ridge Elementary School and winner Ryan Slegel.