A 16-year-old Irish student was appointed Word World Champion for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)..
Rohan Vargas won the 20th edition of the global competition for students aged 13-22, earning a check for $ 7,000 (£ 5,732).
Over 200,000 competitors from more than 100 countries initially underwent tests to showcase their ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Rohan won the opportunity to represent his country in the July 24-27 final in Anaheim, California, after winning the UK and Ireland title in the spring.
“When my teacher first shared the exciting news six months ago that I had qualified for the MOS Ireland Championship final at Dreamspace Microsoft Ireland in May, I couldn’t believe it!” Rohan said. “Especially since I had never heard of the competition before.”
He had qualified for the national championship after completing online learning as part of the transition year computer course at CBS Kilkenny.
“Traveling to the US and competing in the world championship final was a dream come true and I still can’t get over the fact that my name has been called [winner],” He added.
“I was nervous ahead of the competition, but so excited to rub shoulders with the best students in the world, representing Ireland. Experience is one I will never forget.
“I’ve made friends all my life, we went to the Disney Parks and the addition of this experience – along with the MOS certification – will increase my employability when I apply for a job after school.”
In related news, a Teesside University graduate won the bronze medal at the Adobe World Championship at the same Californian venue.
Graphic design graduate, Keavey Gamwell, was among the national champions tasked with completing a real-world design challenge for the nonprofit marine conservation organization, The Ocean Agency.
Irish student named Microsoft Office World Champion
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