Joaquin Oliver, 17
Joaquin Oliver was affectionately known as "Guac" by his friends. The Venezuela-born teenager loved football, soccer, basketball, urban graffiti and hip-hop, according to the Sun Sentinel. He recently became a U.S. citizen. On New Year's Eve he thanked the Lord for sending him his girlfriend.
"Thank you lord for putting a greater blessing than I could ever imagine into my life this past year. I love you with all my heart bub, I could never thank you enough for all you have done for me," he wrote in his last post on Instagram.