2 students with certificates

PHS has another Microsoft state champion

Posted May 28, 2024

Congratulations to Plymouth High School freshman Landon Ross, named Wisconsin State Champion in Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint!

In addition, junior Dillon Krupp took 4th place in the state for Microsoft PowerPoint 365. Landon also took 8th place in the state for Microsoft Excel 365.

Landon and Dillon are in the PHS Computer Applications class, a self-paced course that allows students to work independently to master Microsoft Office software packages. After working through learning materials, students take the relevant Microsoft Office Specialist Industry Certification Exam(s).

As Wisconsin State Champion, Landon will travel to Orlando in June to represent the state in the upcoming 2024 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship, a national competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

“A deep understanding of the different applications will help me to be more efficient with the work that I do and makes me more employable,” said Landon, who plans to pursue a career in finance or IT. “I am excited and very grateful for the opportunity to represent PHS and the state of Wisconsin.”

PHS business teacher Wendy Nasgovitz said Landon is an exceptional student. “His academic diligence is evident as he has successfully completed Computer Applications 1 and is progressing towards the completion of Computer Applications 2, which will result in his attainment of both the Microsoft Office Associate Certification and the Microsoft Office Expert Certifications in one semester,” she said.

Earlier this school year, PHS senior Claire Nelson scored a perfect 1,000 points on the Excel exam and was named Wisconsin State Champion for Excel; she also took sixth place in the state for PowerPoint with 957 points. PHS senior Dylan Youmans took 7th place in the state for Microsoft Excel with 940 points.

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