Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Student wins filmmaking award

Tara Burchmore honored at D.C. event


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Tara Burchmore

Community School ninth-grader Tara Burchmore traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to accept a $1,500 award from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation.

Tara was one of a half dozen students nationwide to be named winners in the foundation's video contest. Burchmore, who took first place the 13- to 15-year-old category, received the award at a foundation awards dinner on Dec. 5 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

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According to a press release, Tara received the award for a one-minute video on the importance of getting a patent for an invention.

Tara is not a newcomer to filmmaking. She has been filming and editing movies since elementary school, when she was part of a team that won a national contest for a video on technology in the schools.

Tara is the daughter of Shannon Finnegan and Michael Burchmore.

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a national nonprofit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities to improve intellectual property rights.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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