Congratulations to these Spartan Writers at Manzano Middle School for placing in the 2016-2017 DAR American History Essay Contest.  In the sixth grade division, Eric Montero placed 1st, Michael McHale placed 2nd, and Nadine Sandoval placed 3rd.  In the 7th grade division, Arev Vera placed 1st, Dominick Saldivar placed 2nd, and Savaughn Munivez placed 3rd.  In the 8th grade division, Bianca Olvera placed 3rd.  Pictured with the students are Principal Marisol Ayala TreviƱo and Dean of Instruction Esmeralda Salazar.  The students will be honored at a luncheon on February 11, 2017 sponsored by the DuBois-Hite Chapter.