Dunbar High Student Andrew Chuang Saladin Wins Second Microsoft National Championship

Dunbar High Student Andrew Chuang Saladin Wins Second Microsoft National Championship
Posted on 07/12/2022
Dunbar High Student Andrew Chuang Saladin Wins Second Microsoft National Championship

Dunbar High School Junior Andrew Chuang Saladin recently won his second Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. Andrew is the 2022 National Champion for Excel 2016. In 2021 he was the state, national and world champion for PowerPoint 2019. He is Dunbar’s seventh national champion and first to win a national title twice.

“I am grateful that I was given this opportunity to travel, have fun, and compete for something I am passionate about,” Andrew says. “Of course, the prizes are appealing but above all, being chosen to represent my school and build on its legacy is something really special for me. My thanks go to my school, Dunbar High, for providing me with various opportunities and supportive mentors and friends. The teachers, faculty, and principal here have a reputation for uplifting every student in whatever track they pursue. I hope to inspire others to expand upon their interests and achieve their goals.”

As national Champion, Andrew wins $3,000, a trophy, medal and certificate honoring his achievement, and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2022 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship at the end of July in Dallas, TX.

The Microsoft Office Specialist National Online Championship presented by Certiport, a business of NCS Pearson, Inc. is a national competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. At the competition, state champions and finalists were given a printed copy of a document, spreadsheet, or presentation to recreate along with printed instructions and digital assets. They were then scored according to the accuracy of the recreation compared to the original.

Dunbar High School students Carson Mulvey finished 2nd in the nation for Microsoft Excel 2019 and Jaansi Parsi finished 4th in PowerPoint 2016. Fellow state champion Isabel Liu also competed in PowerPoint 2019. Since Dunbar High School began competing in 2011, the school has had 29 state champions, seven national champions and the rare distinction of having three Microsoft World Champions.

“I want to reinforce how Dunbar's technology students' performance in technology competitions has reached historic levels and is truly a dynasty,” says Dunbar High School Principal Carl Burnside. “Consequently, any highly skilled technology student in Lee County should not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to enroll in this globally recognized program. We are just so proud of Andrew for having the extremely rare opportunity to capture another world championship and represent the United States, but also for Carson, Jaansi, and Isabel representing not just Dunbar but also Lee County.”