Here are some recent nominations from readers concerning Wasatch Front residents who make a difference in their communities by doing volunteer work or other such servie:

-Todd Sylvester:Sylvester visits elementary schools to encourage kids in developing pride, self-esteem and confidence so that they will stay drug-free.

-Nicholas P. Mark:

Mark works closely with childre at Camp Kostopulos. He also visits the Eastridge (Zion) Care Center daily and helps many of his neighbors. His specialty is helping people feel good by making useful items from things such as used golf and tennis balls.

Phila V. Heimann:

Heimann, 81, has been a volunteer teacher's aide at Ensign Elementary since 1979. She teaches German to the students and individually tutors many of them. She was a professor at the University of Utah for 32 years.

Mary Barthman:

Barthman volunteers time daily to help homeless people at the Marillac House, a shelter for women and children.

She befriends residents at the shelter and assists them when they leave by helping them find suitable housing and taking an interest in their lives.

Cecil Wood:

Wood is described as a good neighbor who visits the sick and welcomes newcomers to his neighborhood. He's always willing to lend a hand to those in need.

Roger Hillam:

Hillam was instrumental in obtaining the easement has been granted. hillam is an employee of the Salt lake Property Department.

Wanda Young:

Young spent a lot of time as a volunteer doing income taxes for senior citizens at the post office and senior housing developments. She also spends some of her free time at the Veterans Hospital visiting patients ahd helping out.

Arlean Olson:

Olson, 85, makes quilts for the homeless and for Primary Children's Medical Center. The Salt Lake woman also volunteers time to read to residents of rest homes and is active in the Daughters of the Pioneers.

Reta Evans Day:

Day, of the West Valley City, has many talents and serves in many different capacities as a community volunteer. She visits a local nursing home weekly, is active in community affairs and is helping research a history on her area. She also assists in a water aerobics program for widows in her neighborhood. She's also active in PTA and church service.