I had the privilege to be at the Shawnee City Council meeting on Monday the 14th and hear Debra Zuniga, 11th grade , daughter of Mike and Carrie Zuniga, read her award winning essay for the VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest. The theme of the contest this year is “My Responsibility to America.” The national winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. and there are other prize amounts along the way. Debra’s essay won the local VFW’s competition and now she will be entered for the regional competition.
The mayor of Shawnee heard Debra’s speech at the VFW and was so inspired by it, she asked Debra to come to the City Council meeting to read it again. Debra was able to share her distinctly Christian and very patriotic essay with a jam packed room of Shawnee citizens. What a great testimony of God’s work in Debra’s life! God’s family, the Zuniga family and the MCA family were all wonderfully represented that night.