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Stephanie Cahill, left, a home-schooled student from Lansing, won second place in the "Being and American" essay contest sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute of Arlington, Va. She and her father each won $2,500 for the essay. Stephanie is shown with her mother, Terri, at an event honoring the contest winners in Washington, D.C.

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Lansing student is runnerup in national essay contest

Stephanie Cahill, who is home-schooled by her father, Timothy, received the $2,500 second-place prize in the national contest.


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