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Teen wins first place in YouTube video contest
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Local resident Anna Whittemore recently won first place in the Tennessee Bar Association YouTube Video Contest in the middle school category. Anna is the 13-year-old daughter of Rebecca Leech and John Whittemore, and was sponsored by Homeschooling Outloud of Murfreesboro.The competition is an initiative of Tennessee Bar Association president Sam Elliott, who is also the current chair of the Tennessee Historical Commission and has made civics education a focus of his presidency. The contest required middle and high school students to explore the state’s rich legal history and create a three-minute video about an event, circumstance, or person who played an important part in that history.As the winner, Anna received a $250 cash prize for her video on Tennessee textile mills and labor laws and was invited to TBA’s annual meeting in Chattanooga on June 17 where she had her winning video shown to leaders in the state’s legal community.