From: Johnson City Press
Elizabethton High students win NPR podcast challenge
ELIZABETHTON — Four students from Elizabethton High School have won a nationwide Student Podcast Challenge sponsored by National Public Radio.
Their topic was how the neighboring town of Erwin overcame the stigma of a century-old execution of a circus elephant, Mary. The podcast tells how the town honors elephants every year, raising funds for local charities and an elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.
The network announced the podcast winners on Thursday morning, with Elizabethton taking the high school challenge and Bronx Prep Middle School taking the middle school competition. There were nearly 6,000 podcast entries in the contest.