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Rebeca Funes

Seventh Grade, Miami Lakes Middle

Melanie and Rebeca sought help for a classmate who was going through a very difficult emotional moment in his life. He had disclosed to them and other students that he felt hopeless and did not know what else to do. The student had also taken a picture with a weapon on his lap and posted it on a social media platform. Melanie and Rebeca immediately went to the counselor to seek help for the student. School police and the school’s administration contacted the student’s parents and the student was admitted to a mental health facility that same day and was able to receive the help he needed. Melanie and Rebeca saw something and said something and because of their compassion and caring, a life was saved.