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Mary Stevens Wins Another Essay Prize

Mary A. Stevens, 17-year-old Ann Arbor High School senior and winner of four essay prizes in the last two years, has won a fifth—a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.

Miss Stevens has been named one of five national winners of $1,000 scholarships offered by the great Council of the United States of the Improved Order of Red Men.

The assigned essay topic was "Freedom—My Rights and Privileges—Duties and Obligations.”

Last December she won the $500 grand prize in a national essay contest. Other prizes include $100 first prize in the Ann Arbor Board of Realtors essay contest last fall; $50 prize last spring for a Scholastic magazine writing award; and $25 essay prize in the local contest sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

That brings her total winnings in two years to $1,675.

An all-A student, Miss Stevens is the daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Albert K. Stevens of 1228 Olivia Ave. She plans to attend Calvin College in Grand Rapids.

The Improved Order of Red Men, donor of the prizes, claims to be the oldest fraternity of truly American origin, dating its beginnings to secret societies formed around Boston in 1765.