AHS students compete at MOS U.S. National Championship

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Updated: August 3, 2018

By Ronda Pounds

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AHS students Dimiya Johnson and Carson Jefferies recently competed in the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. Championship in Atlanta, Ga., as representatives of Arkansas.

Ashdown High School students Dimiya Johnson and Carson Jefferies recently competed in the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. Championship in Atlanta, Ga., as representatives of Arkansas on June 13-14.

The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a competition that tests students’ skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint (2013 or 2016). The top score on each program for the Fall and Spring qualifiers for each state are invited to participate in the championship. These two AHS students joined 10 other students to represent Arkansas.

The students qualified through their top scores in Shauna Tipton’s Computerized Business Applications classes. Alicia McCormack, who will be teaching CBA for the 2018-19 year chaperoned the students.

Johnson qualified with the top Arkansas score in Microsoft Word 2013 Score for the Fall, 2017 semester, while Jefferies qualified in the Spring semester with the top score in both Microsoft Word and Powerpoint 2013.

The top 3 were recognized at the Awards Ceremony and Jefferies fell just short of that recognition placing 4th in the nation in Microsoft Powerpoint 2013!

The CBA students in Tipton’s and Meagan Garrison’s CBA classes had a record-breaking year in earning the Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications as well as upper-level certifications. This exam proves the students have the credentials show the students have the skills needed to perform the skills in the educational and in job settings.

Overall, the 2017-2018 CBA Students were exceptional in earning 213 Certifications in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint 2013. In addition, there were 4 that earned an upper-level Expert Certification in Excel and Word and 3 students were among the 17 Arkansas Students to earn a Master Certification. These students were Carson Jefferies, Kohl Kervin, and Shakila Witherspoon.