It’s one thing to win. It’s another thing to be the champion in a national competition.
14-year-old Kevin Dimaculangan from Dunbar High School came in first place for Microsoft Excel at the 2018 Certiport Microsoft Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship.
He’s a national Excel champion! Kevin bested 350,000 competitors in the U.S., and 147 finalists who went to Atlanta for the final round of competition.
He won a $3,000 prize and an expense-paid trip to Orlando.
He will soon go on to a worldwide competition.
“There’s probably around 120 different competitors that I have to go up against and I’m going to take them down. I’m going to win,” Kevin said.
“When he came in and took the basic excellent test he scored perfectly and at a pretty decent clip,” Denise Spence, a teacher at Dunbar High, said. “So I was like this is the student, I want to see if he can do the world competition.”
Dunbar High has career training tracks that allow students to earn up to 26 industry certifications in computer programming, information technology, and more.
Reporting by Bo Evans