The Sixth-grader Thomas-Kalin Simeonov from Montana received the Certificate of Excellence of Bulgaria. Upon receiving the distinction, he was greeted personally by Education Minister Krasimir Valchev.
Thomas-Kalin is a pianist and has already won many national and international awards from prestigious music competitions. He is the winner of a gold medal and a Grand Prix from a competition in London, he has a third-degree medal from a competition in Moscow.
Thomas-Kalin studied piano at music teacher Irina Nikolaevna in Berkovitsa. Every week he travels to the city under Kom to take lessons from Irina Nikolaevna at the Art School “Prof. Petko Naumov ”at the Ivan Vazov Community Center. With his success, he brings pride for both cities – Montana and Berkovitsa.