Science award winner, 1952
Caption slip reads: "San Gabriel Pictorial. Photographer: Richardson. Date: 1952-05-13. Reporter: Swaim. Assignment: Science winner. K17, 18: Gretchen Koosmann, 16, daughter of Reverend Konrad Koosmann, winner of first place in Smithsonian Institute's National Science Fair, Washington,D.C., with work in analyzing 20 kinds of earth moulds from her own backyard. Gretchen, specializing in biology at South Pasadena High School, won over 42 high school finalists from all parts of U.S. She was one of two from Southern California area competing. Gretchen lives at 2005 San marino Avenue, South Pasadena. Her biology teacher is Miss Mary Sowards".