VPC Peace & Justice Resource Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of their 2015 Peace Essay Award is Liliana Serrano, from Sahuarita High School. The award was presented by Cara Bissell on Thursday, May 14, at the Sahuarita District Auditorium. Liliana plans to use her contest earnings to help her with expenses at Pima Community College. She is continuing study to become a teacher. Her essay included not only examples of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous passive resistance but also that students have historically been part of a nonviolent movement towards peace. Liliana included her personal testimony of keeping the peace nonviolently among children in a day care center where she is employed. She concluded that nonviolence is the “only” way to solve problems. May Liliana’s optimism be common for each of us and passed on to Congress, too!