National High Five Day

National High Five Day

If strangers keep high-fiving you this coming Thursday, it is because the third Thursday of April is National High Five Day. This celebration was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia when a group of students sat on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives all day! As a Dux student, we challenge you to spread high-fives in acknowledgement of those around you.

In America, National High Five Day 2018 is being sponsored by a software company as part of a charity drive. In our world of top university achievers, Dux is keeping it simple: “a gesture of celebration – for anything as small as finding something cool on the floor to something as big as saving the world from almost certain destruction - in which two people slap each other's palms with their arms raised.”


Celebration is a common denominator that traverses “the boundaries of time and place, race and religion, education and economics.”

Some side effects of celebration include:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Excitement
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Bridge building
  • Community fostering

“Celebration enlightens us to find greater understanding, wisdom, and solutions to the problems we face. It frees up your creativity and provides the fuel and resources to move beyond your problems and find the answers you seek.”

Virtual High Fives for Busy Students

With test week upon us, you may have put yourself into solitary confinement. In which case, here is a virtual high five from the Dux family to you:

When you emerge for your tests, take a moment to celebrate yourself and others with a high five. Keep your eyes on your purpose, and celebrate progress, not only perfection.

“The spirit of celebration touches and inspires you to rise above the mundane and enjoy the greater presence of love that connects us all.”

What are you celebrating today? Please tell us and share the joy of celebration!”



Get your Dux in a row. Contact us today to join the select group of academics who get student support which, among other things, celebrates YOU.

“Dux   dʌks   noun
The top pupil in a school or class.”

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