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Cassandra Cabrera Zamudio will represent Mexico as an Abrazo Child. Cassandra, 8, attends the third grade at Mary Help of Christians School. She is the daughter of Jeremiah Jon Cabrera and Cristina Isaura Zamudio de Cabrera. Cassandra is a member of the school’s Mary’s Club, and Marian’s Club. Her extracurricular activities also include choir, crochet and Club Net. She enjoys acrylic painting, baking, playing tennis, golf, dancing hip-hop, ballet and horseback riding. She also enjoys a good book and loves to travel as well as playing with her friends and family.

Mateo Cañamar Morales, 9, is a fourth grader attending United Day School. He is the son of Eduardo de Jesus Cañamar Ferrara and Marisela Morales Cañamar. Mateo plays soccer with the U9 and U10 teams in the Laredo Heat Soccer Club. He is also a part of the Laredo Speedster Basketball League, the United Day flag football, basketball, and track teams. He is a member of the United Day Environmental Club, was a Student Council Representative and Citizen of the Year for the third grade. Mateo enjoys most sports, outdoor and ranch activities such as hunting, fishing, and archery. This past summer he attended Teotepec Summer Camp in Saltillo, Mexico for two weeks where he focused on creating learning and recreational experiences based on Christian core values.