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MEET THE PANTHER: Ximena Cuanalo Castrejón

Photo: Marcos Tzunun
Ximena Cuanalo Castrejón
  • Grade: 10
  • School Activities: Band , Colorguard, FFA, (horse judging CDE)(CDE – Careers Development Events)

How would other people describe you as a person?

I am very confident and not afraid of being myself. I am a person who always has my friends back when they have problems. A very joyful person and loves being in very hype environments. 

What do you do outside of school for fun? Why?

I like playing music and listening to Cumbias, Bachatas and other types of music while dancing to the rhythm. Spending time with my family is something I like doing, especially with my mom. We spend more time together annoying each other and hanging around with my cats. 

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What career do you want to pursue? Why?

An exotic veterinarian.  I want to study animals besides regular house pets like dogs and cats. It came to my mind that I wanted to study animals since I was little, around kindergarten.  

When people get to know you, what are they most surprised to learn about you? 

How active I am, like no joke my friends telling me they thought I was quiet, calm, and shy, but I’m not. 

What is your hidden talent? 

Hiding in small places and not being able to be found.

What is something you know a weird amount about? 

I know a lot about music, especially the instrument I play. Trombone is a really fascinating instrument when you start noticing that there’s more styles into the trombone and notes, it can go low and high depending on the style and level of music.  

What’s on your phone background? Tell us why you chose that.

My lock screen is just me with my crown I used for my 15th birthday, while smelling a flower with purple lights in the background. My home screen is just a purple heart because it matches with my lock screen.

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

When I found out that I was getting my dream 15 birthday party. I felt very proud that I was able to be with all my special loved ones. 

Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

My mom because she gave me life and my friends who have stayed by my side from the start. 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Do not give up on your dreams.

What do you hope to be remembered for? 

The girl who did both band and color guard at the same time, made the impossible possible.

What’s on your bucket list?

To graduate and start college, start a part time job, move out then start my business.


Food: Enchiladas 

Restaurant: IHOP 

Music: “Cry me a river” by Justin Timberlake 

TV Show: “Teresa”

Movie: “Mulan”

Book:Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

Class: Color Guard

Teacher:  Carlos Morales 


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Marcos Tzunun, Photojournalist
Marcos Tzunun is a photographer for Caney Creek high school. This is his first year being part of the Student Media. He plays soccer out side of school. He has played the Alto Saxophone for 8 years now, not only a Saxophonist, but a Guitarist as well. He stared learning the Guitar at the age of 6. Hoping to major in music in college.
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