Custodian gets Thunderbolt’s first ‘hero’ award
On Thursday, Thunderbolt Middle School celebrated a hero at their school. Mike Meixner was the first recipient of the “#HeroesAmongUs” award.
In keeping with the theme of “Kindness and Capturing Kids’ Hearts,” the school will celebrate a staff member or group every quarter that makes a difference in the life of the students and staff.
Meixner has worked for the Lake Havasu Unified School District for 22 years. He is the daytime facility service person at Thunderbolt.
He is an LHHS alumni and a hero to students and staff at Thunderbolt. Said Michele Clark, a guidance counselor at the school.
In addition to his normal responsibilities of keeping the building operational and sparkling, Meixner finds the time to connect with those around him.
When he is in the lunchroom, he is walking around, talking and laughing with the students. In the hallways and outside you can hear students shout “Hey, Mr. Mike!” Meixner knows when a student is struggling, suffering from a broken heart or needs someone to say, “I’m here if you need anything.” He has made a difference in so many lives at Thunderbolt.
Students and staff had a few thought to share about Meixner.
Tristan: “He’s nice and the best custodian around.”
Jaime: “Mr. Mike is funny because he’s always making jokes and laughs.”
Mikey: “He tells me he makes tostadas.”
Sam: “He’s super funny and nice to everyone!”
Jeff Young: “I’ll never forget Mike, the slayer of dragons, came into my room, through the swamp and defeated the two-headed beast when all others would have feared even crossing the moat.” (One of many poo stories.)