Special to theNews-Standard
— With just less than two weeks away from the Miss United States Agriculture Pageant, hosted in Temple, Mia Zuniga is gearing up to represent the county as your Trinity County Junior Miss. TRINITY
This event isn’t your typical beauty pageant, but a scholarship-based program where young ladies across the state represent their county, advocating for agriculture throughout the year.
Mia is 11 years old, the oldest of her siblings, and is in the sixth grade. She was selected this fall to be the student advisor for her grade where she meets with the superintendent once a month to discuss all that is occurring in and around the school.
Mia has been involved with her local 4-H program for three consecutive years now and currently holds the secretary position. In 4-H, Mia participates in showing lambs, building shop projects, photography contests, and shooting club.
When she’s not chasing around her lambs, Mia participates in her youth group at church, cheers competitively, and spends time with her family and friends. Mia also currently reigns as the Junior Miss Trinity County Fair Queen where she contributes her time throughout the year helping local organizations.
This is her second year running at the spot for your Texas Junior Miss United States Agriculture with the hopes of making it to nationals.
For her platform this year, she wanted to bring out both sides of her heritage. She has been informing her peers just how much Texas trades with Mexico when it comes to produce and will have a presentation to represent all of the information she has learned.