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Nominate someone for a High 5!

Do you know someone doing good in our community? A friend or family member building up neighbors or a co-worker giving selflessly? Recognize them with a nomination for a High 5!

High 5: Quilters club proves service never gets old

May 24th - 6:41am

They get together every Tuesday to socialize and have a good time. But this quilting group at a senior living community in Daybreak is also setting the example that service never gets old.

High 5: Kearns band teacher giving much more than music lessons

May 18th - 9:33am

His students say he's an inspiration to all. A band teacher at Kearns High School is giving kids much more than music lessons. He's shaping their lives in a way that's deserving of a KSL Today High 5.

High 5: Military Child of the Year has long list of accolades

May 17th - 10:09am

Operation Homefront just honored a Utah teen with the Military Child of the Year award. We found out there's plenty of reasons why Jamal Braxton is a very deserving recipient.

High 5: Adaptive baseball league gives players of all abilities a chance to play

May 11th - 12:26pm

A West Valley City mom deserves some recognition for giving a group of special baseball players the chance to do something many had never done before - take the field and participate in a game.

High 5: Retiring teacher leaves legacy of science excellence

May 9th - 10:01am

We're saluting a Fairfield Junior High School teacher who knows a thing or two about science. Not only has he encouraged kids to get excited about the subject, but their science projects have competed at the highest level.

High 5: A special prom for all thanks to one mom

May 5th - 11:08am

Most adults remember their experience at prom while in high school. One group of Timpanogos High School students may not have had the chance to go to the dance if not for one generous mom.

High 5: Firefighters on standby for Donuts with Dads

May 3rd - 9:40am

They are often waiting for worst to happen - a 911 call forcing them out the door to fight a fire. This event also had firefighters on the ready but for a much sweeter cause.

High 5: seeing a need, half a world away

Apr 21st - 1:28pm

Meet Mckenzie Clark who is leading the charge to help people half a world away see.

High 5: Super volunteer lovingly known as Mr. Mustache

Apr 19th - 9:38am

It started as a simple hobby. Once or twice a week, Mr. Mustache would show up at Doxey Elementary School. But this super volunteer is in such high demand at the school that he now shows up every morning at 7:30 a.m. and stays for several hours.

High 5: Utah's very own Ms. Frizzle

Apr 4th - 8:32am

Chance are you or your kids have read the children's book The Magic School Bus. There's a teacher character in the book known as Ms. Frizzle. She takes her students on science field trips on a magic school bus. It turns out a teacher just like her is making a difference at one Utah middle school.

High 5: This Utah community sure knows how to lend a helping hand

Mar 28th - 9:06am

When our KSL news vehicle broke down in Milford we expected the worst. We quickly realized neighbors there know how to help those in need. And, as it turns out, we were not the only ones experiencing a desperate moment.

High 5: Davis County teacher celebrated for shaping young lives

Mar 23rd - 8:50am

It is a thankless job for most teachers. Recently, a donor took notice of the work one educator was doing and gave her a huge gift. We tagged along to give her a High 5!

High 5: A school volunteer worthy of the title "Grandma"

Mar 22nd - 7:22am

Some of her biological grandkids attend West Haven Elementary but all of the students call her "Grandma Mitzi." That's because they know they all hold a special place in her huge heart.

High 5: A special kind of teacher to teach a special group of students

Mar 15th - 8:16am

Their daughter was diagnosed with Dandy Walker Varient and told she would never walk, talk or write her name again. She can do all of those things now and her parents credit a loving teacher for helping her get there.

High 5: Give Kids A Smile

Mar 8th - 8:23am

The Utah Dental Association and the University of Utah teamed up for an event that provides free oral care to many kids who otherwise would not be able to get the treatment they so desperately need.

High 5: Special group delivers high fives, smiles to Monroe school

Mar 3rd - 9:15am

Their high fives and kind encouragements may be small acts of kindness but they are making a huge difference at South Sevier High School.

High 5: Special teen crosses off bucket list item thanks to Utah businesses

Mar 1st - 7:56am

She always wanted to see the Northern Lights but a cancer diagnosis put that bucket list item on the backburner. That is until a pair of Utah businesses dreamed up an idea.

High 5: Bootcamp with Jess, a game changer for Veterans

Feb 27th - 8:23am

At one point he was taking 18 different medications. Thanks to Bootcamp with Jess, Chris Schouten, a former Marine, is now off the drugs and feeling better than ever.

High 5: Little girl's big idea helps refugees

Feb 21st - 6:58am

She learned about refugees in the LDS Church's Friend magazine. Then she came up with an idea to help out.

High 5: Utah woman certainly earns the nickname "Service Goddess"

Feb 17th - 10:48am

We gave a High 5 award to a woman who spans the globe looking for opportunities to help people. Not only that, when she's home here in Utah, she trains man's best friend with an eye on helping others see.