Congratulations to Dunbar High School sophomore, Kevin Dimaculangan, who won the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship for Excel 2016 today in Orlando. “I just feel like it’s a dream,” Dimaculangan said minutes after winning.

Kevin is the only America student to win one of the six categories this year, and the only American student to finish in the Top 3 in each category. He was presented a check for $7,000, a trophy, medal, Xbox and other prizes from Microsoft after being crowned World Champion. He plans to save the money for college and is already thinking about competing again next year.

“Kevin is an incredible young man who really has a passion for learning and the dedication to achieve at high levels,” says Dunbar High School Principal Carl Burnside. “He also has a great sense of humility about him as he continues to succeed.” Burnside and Lead Technology Teacher Denise Spence were both in Orlando to see Kevin win and celebrate with him and his family.

Kevin is the second Dunbar student to win a Microsoft World Championship. Tyler Mills won the 2014 Microsoft World Championship for PowerPoint 2007. Kevin was the fourth Dunbar student to compete at the World Championships. When he won the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist National Championships for Excel 2016 in June he was the ninth Dunbar student to place in the Top 3.

Video of Kevin being announced as the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion for Excel 2016 can be found in a post shared from the competition on the School District of Lee County’s Facebook page at 15:35 into the award ceremony.

Video of Kevin being announced as the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion for Excel 2016 can be found in a post shared from the competition on the School District of Lee County’s Facebook page at 15:35 into the award ceremony.

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc.is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (2013 or 2016).  Certiport is the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners.