Michael Metz (pictured above), a sixth grader at Thurmont Middle School (TMS), was one of the top 10 sixth grade finalists at the Baltimore Regional History Bee Competition, held on March 30, 2019.
As a finalist, he qualified to attend the National History Bee Championships in Chicago in June, as well as the biennial International History Olympiad to be held in July 2020. Michael has been passionate about history from a very young age and studied a great deal to qualify for this competition. History Bee is an extracurricular club at Thurmont Middle School. Participating students met once a week from the beginning of the school year, and qualified to attend the Baltimore Regional Competition by taking an online exam over the winter.
The students were assisted by TMS Advanced Academic Specialist Candace Desonier, and supported by TMS principal Daniel Enck.