Riley Olivia Peregoy
Riley Olivia Peregoy, 8, is a third-grade student at St. Augustine Elementary School. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Peregoy. Riley is a member of the St. Augustine Junior Knight Dazzlers and attends the Erika Garcia Haynes School of Dance.
Riley enjoys spending time involving herself with extracurricular activities and is actively involved in community service events. Among other things, she enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include dancing and arts and crafts with a particular love for painting.
Riley’s father has been a WBCA volunteer since 2002, WBCA Board Member since 2010 and member of the WBCA Executive Committee since 2016. Riley looks forward to continuing the family tradition of participating in the Washington’s Birthday Celebration.
Daniel B. Hastings, IV
Daniel B. Hastings, IV, 8, attends Trautmann Elementary School in the third grade. He is the son of Daniel B. Hastings, III and Lucy S. Hastings. Daniel is a GT “A” Honor Roll Student, some of his accomplishments include being awarded Top Scholar and Top Reader for his grade level, Spelling and Math Bee finalist, second place in UISD Arts & Exhibit, and second place in the Science Fair.
He has been a member of his school’s basketball and flag football teams for 3 years and baseball for 4 years. When he is not in the field, Daniel also enjoys, hunting having harvested his first buck at age 6, fishing, and drawing. He is a proud member of NET (Nueva Evangelizacion del Tercer Milenio), a Catholic organization focusing on spiritual growth and community service.
Daniel’s father has been a WBCA member since 2015. His mother has been a WBCA and IGNC member since 2015 and 2013, respectively. She has served as IGNC’s secretary, treasurer and is currently 2nd vice-president of the IGNC and is on the WBCA Development Team.
Miranda Montes Mendoza
Miranda Montes Mendoza will represent Mexico as an Abrazo Child. Miranda, 8, attends the third grade at the Irish Institute in Nuevo Laredo. She is the daughter of Alfredo Montes Silva and Miriam Mendoza. She is a member of her school’s volleyball team and enjoys playing tennis and golf with family and friends.
Her extracurricular activities include muay thai, jiujitsu and mixed martial arts at FTC Nuevo Laedo. She enjoys dancing, singing, swimming and acrylic painting. During her free time, Miranda practices horseback riding at her grandfathers ranch.
Miranda’s parents have been members of IGNC since 2012. Miranda looks forward to represent Mexico as an Abrazo Child for the 122nd Washington’s Birthday Celebration.
Jorge Emiliano Perez Garza
Jorge Emiliano Perez Garza is 9 years old and a fourth grade student at the Irish Institute in Nuevo Laredo. He is the son of Jorge Antonio Perez Chapa and Laura Edith Garza. He is actively involved in school activities and is a member of his school’s basketball team, as well as the BGC Basketball League.
Jorge enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and swimming and is an avid Pokémon card collector. During his free time, Jorge practices horseback riding and is part of Club Net. Jorge Emiliano enjoys helping others and is always planning games and fun activities for his siblings.
His parents have been involved with the Consejo Internacional de la Buena Vecindad since 2014 and have served as historians for the organization. Jorge is excited to be representing Mexico as an Abrazo Child for the 122nd Washington’s Birthday Celebration.