Steele student Alex Prince wins Microsoft Office skills state championship
Steele student Alex Prince wins Microsoft Office skills state championship
Posted on 12/19/2019
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Steele Accelerated High School senior Alex Prince has won the state championship for mastery of Microsoft software, an honor that will now allow him to compete against the best in the nation to showcase his skills.

Alex received a perfect score on the Microsoft Office Skills PowerPoint 2019 exam, earning the title of Texas Champion from Certiport, a leading certification exam firm. He will now compete in Certiport’s 2020 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Dallas from June 15 to 17.

“There’s a lot more than people think in Office programs,” Alex said. “In Excel, for example, there’s lots of formulas and formatting that most people won’t use that are there for more advanced cases, so you’ll have to have knowledge of things like a little bit of programming for more complex functions. I felt really prepared when I took the certification exam.”

Alex obtained his Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification recently, with certifications in seven Microsoft Office programs. He received his Microsoft certifications, among others, in Patti Hayes’ career and technical education classes at Steele, which focus on providing students with competitive advantages and skills for their future careers.

“I’m thinking about going into academia, so I’m sure I’ll definitely be using some Microsoft products in my career,” Alex said. “Regardless of what career path you take nowadays, you have to use technology – that’s just expected these days.”

To learn more about the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship, click here.