Manuel Otero’s ‘Say no’ essay draws great praise

May 21, 2013 • Local News

Proud friends and family applauded loudly for the 11-year-old as he received one prestigious award after another Tuesday morning, already proving he will influence the people around him as he aims to make the most of his life.

Among 18 other awards fifth-grader Manuel Archuleta Otero received at Monterrey Elementary School’s promotion ceremony, he was presented with a proclamation by Chaves County Commissioner Robert Corn on behalf of State Rep. Candy Ezzell and the Chaves County DWI Prevention and Awareness Program for an essay he wrote regarding the Chaves County DWI Prevention class held at the Boys & Girls Club and the importance of saying no to drugs and alcohol. The class wholly impacted Otero, his grandmother Cynthia “Nana” Lucero said.

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