Harold A. Metz III, Shippensburg, graduated from Virginia Tech University on May 16, 2009. He was in the honors program at Virginia Tech and graduated with three degrees and a minor. His degrees were a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a minor in chemistry. Harold was selected as the overall outstanding senior by the department of mathematics at VT and was the speaker for the mathematics graduation ceremony. He also was awarded the William H. Williams prize for top student at his philosophy graduation. Harold graduated summa cum laude and was named an honors scholar.
Harold was on the dean's list with distinction every semester. He was awarded the Ray and Violet Frith Scholarship, E.G. Wilson Honors Scholarship, R.H. Bogle Chemical Engineering Scholarship, Department of Chemical Engineering Robert L. Duff Memorial Scholarship, Department of Chemical Engineering Warren T. Gentry Memorial Scholarship, Department of Mathematics Hatcher Scholarship and the John and Bernice Brooks Scholarship while attending Virginia Tech in recognition of academic achievement. He is a member of the Omega Chi Epsilon, a national honors society for chemical engineers, and a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon, a national honorary mathematics society.
Harold was selected by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech and attended the Unit Operations Laboratory program at the Technical University of Denmark. He also worked as a student contractor at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in the Propulsion Science Branch of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to further their program in molecular simulation.
After graduation, Harold has been selected to attend the Princeton University summer program in analysis and geometry. He plans to pursue his education for a PhD.
Harold is the son of Wade and Lisa Kemp of Shippensburg and Harold Jr. and Ginger Metz of McConnellsburg. Grandparents are Anne Metz and Mack Clevenger, McConnellsburg and the late Dorothy Clevenger, Shirley Clevenger and Harold Metz of McConnellsburg.