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(KSL News) A Davis County teacher and coach, and his daughter, are helping teach others about tolerance and acceptance.

For that, they received a High 5 this morning.

Dave Leo is a teacher at Kaysville Junior High. He's also the head coach for baseball at Davis High School and has coached in the football program.

His daughter, Amy, has been his biggest supporter for years. She's just turning 16, but since she was practically an infant, she has been an honorary cheerleader for the sports programs her father helps run.

What makes this situation especially poignant is that Amy has Down syndrome. The community has rallied around the family, and the family has supported the community.

The Leo's neighbor, Ross Garrett, nominated them for a High 5.

"These guys are the greatest neighbors," Garrett said. "They've got the most respect in the neighborhood and the community. They've been part of the sports program over at Davis since Amy was little. Now that she's in high school, she is a manager for the baseball team and helps out with the football team. We couldn't ask for better neighbors."

Dave Leo said, "I'm quite surprised and glad I got up early."

If you'd like to nominate someone for a High 5, follow the link on this page.

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