Dunbar High School student Kevin Dimaculangan, 15, has been named a winner of the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, announced by Certiport.
Dimaculangan is the second student in a row from the U.S. to win the Microsoft Excel category against students from all over the world. John Dumoulin from Virginia won in 2017.
In its 17th year, the competition attracted more than 760,000 candidates from 116 countries, a 35 percent increase in participation year-over-year. Students entered to prove their skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This is the culmination of the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office. It is the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.
To enter the competition, students ages 13 to 22 took a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products.
Regional competitions were held worldwide. 152 student finalists from 51 countries competed in the final round of competition. The finals were held in Orlando from July 29 to Aug. 1.