6th Grader Does the Right Thing

Education Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Mike Monzon was texting with a friend who told him about feeling overwhelmed.

Mike is a sixth grader at Miami Lakes Middle School. He told his teacher about the message, who reached the distressed child’s trust counselor.

For comforting a friend and getting help, Mike was named one of the 10 winners in December in the “Do the Right Thing Miami” campaign.

The program works with law enforcement and rewards children for their good deeds and accomplishments.

Mike -- who earns As in his school at 6425 Miami Lakeway North and is a longtime karate student -- may have helped save a life, the program and his school said.

--Megan Jacobo