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Brooke Walker reporting Many people choose to give to charities this time of year to help others in need. A Kearns woman not only gives to others, she teaches hundreds of children about the value of service in the process. This morning Eyewitness News surprised Gwen Martinez with a High 5.
The students at Western Hills Elementary School got up bright and early this morning, and it was easy to see the Christmas spirit is high at the school. Employee Carma Boyce credits school PTA President Gwen Martinez.
"We thought it would be fun to have people know what she's done, and we are just grateful for what she has done for our school. She is a wonderful person," Boyce said.
"It keeps me going; to help others and keeping busy," Martinez said.
It's a lesson Martinez hopes her students pick up on as well. "There is always someone else worse off than you. The holidays are the best time to get out there, and if you have a little, just give," she said.
Martinez received tickets to see the Lights at Thanksgiving Point and tickets to "It's a Wonderful Life" by Odyssey Dance.
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