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Teen Gets High 5 for Helping Orphans

Teen Gets High 5 for Helping Orphans

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(KSL News) Rather than hang out at the mall all summer, a Farmington teenager chose to spend her time helping orphans in Mexico.

For that, we gave her a High 5 this morning.

Heather Jones is 17 years old. She was with a group that returned from Mexico a month ago. They've made the trip for four years to help children in orphanages there. This year, Heather was the youth leader, so she helped organize the trip.

She was nominated by her friend Kate Carroll. Kate said, "You're just so great. You planned the whole thing, and it worked out so great helping the kids. You're just amazing."

Heather explained, "We work in orphanages to help the kids who aren't as privileged as we are."

As a thank-you, we gave Heather a KSL goodie bag with gift certificates to Sonic and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

You can submit your nominations at the link on this page.

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