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Dunbar High School Student Wins World Championship for Microsoft Excel

Kevin Dimaculangan is officially the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion for 2018.

Kevin, who is a student at Dunbar High School, in Fort Myers, beat out more than 760,000 candidates from around the world. Students between the age of 13 to 22, from 116 countries, entered the competition to prove their skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Kevin earned several certifications in Microsoft Office products, which comes in handy when his classmates turn to him for help. “ I also compete in math and piano and have been quite successful,” Kevin explained.

The Competition

As part of the competition, students were required to take a Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam that proved their level of knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Regional competitions were held worldwide and 152 finalists from 51 countries competed in the final round in Orlando, Fla., from July 29 – August 1, 2018.

Students had to take a project-based test that demonstrated their ability to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for the information presented in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Top winners from that competition were recognized at the MOSWC Student Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Fla. where they were awarded a $7,000 cash prize.

Additional reporting by Tianna Jenkins

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