U.S. Abrazo Children

Natalia Aileen Santos Natalia Aileen Santos, who is 7 years old, is the daughter of Mr. Rogelio J. Santos, Jr. and Mrs. Minerva Ayala Santos and is sister to Sofia Nicole Santos. She is a second-grader with all “A” Honor Roll at Colonel Santos Benavides Elementary School where she is a Gifted and Talented student […]

Portraying Martha Washington is Julia Elizabeth Jones Rubio

Julia Elizabeth Jones Rubio was born in Laredo and educated in public schools. She graduated from J.W. Nixon High School in 1976, after which she attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. She returned to Texas to complete her undergraduate studies, receiving a B.A. degree in Spanish and Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Trinity University in […]

Mexico Abrazo Children

Vera Rocha Gordillo Vera Rocha Gordillo will represent Mexico as an Abrazo Child and was born in the patriotic month of September. Vera Rocha Gordillo, 7, attends the second grade at Mary Help of Christians School. She is the daughter of Abraham Rocha Garcia and Cecilia Gordillo de Rocha. Vera participates in volleyball, the Net […]

Portraying George Washington is Jose M. Rubio, Jr.

Joe Rubio was born in Laredo, Texas. He attended local public schools and graduated from Nixon High School in 1972. Mr. Rubio graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1976 with a double major in history and political science. He then attended the University of Houston Law School, and after passing the State Bar Exam, […]