Yovanni Daniel Banos-Merino
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Liked snowball fights, riding his bike
His smile was infectious. He loved snowball fights with his neighbor’s nephews. He liked to ride his bike. He never searched for trouble.
He was in the fifth grade at Bradley Elementary School, a short walk from the beach. It was a long way, 2,627 miles, from Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Mexico, where his family came from. But “he always seemed happy,” a classmate said.