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School volunteer gets a High 5

By Jennifer Hardman | Posted - May 25, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.


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FARMINGTON — A mother who donates her time to helping teachers at an elementary school in Farmington wins this week's High 5.

Lorraine Gregory has been volunteering at Farmington Elementary School for seven years. She was caught totally off guard when we showed up to surprise her.

"I'm so thrilled every time I get to come (to the school). I spend most of my time here, and in fact the principal might want me to stop," she laughed. "But I spend most of my time here because the energy of the children is so contagious."

Principal Bryan Tesch said, "Lorraine has been here for years. She severs as our PTA president and on community council and volunteers in several classrooms. So we definitely could not do it without her."

Jennie Tueller is a teacher at Farmington Elementary. "(Lorraine) knows how much it takes to teach because she is in the trenches with us. Even though I don't have any of her kids in my class right now, I know I could ask her anything and she is always willing to help me."

"She like never lets you down," a student said. "She won't just leave you there. She'll always help you."

Our High 5 partners at Les Schwab gave Lorraine a gift basket full of goodies and $100 toward her next set of tires.

If you know someone who deserves a High 5, nominate them here.

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