Durham College students medal at Microsoft national championships; two qualify for world’s

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Published July 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

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Four Durham College students, out of a contingent of seven, medalled at the Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Championships last month, with two students earning first place medals.

The School of Business, IT & Management students were up against their peers from post-secondary institutions across the country at the CCI Learning-hosted competition, which tested the skills of students aged 13 to 22 years old in Microsoft Office applications.

Students were tasked with taking certification exams for Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Maggie McCrimmon took first place and Hayden Ellis finished third in the Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019) category. Brandon Linde earned top honours in the Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019) category, with Garret Duncan taking third place.

All winners received a medal of achievement and certificate, while McCrimmon and Linde received $1,500 scholarships, and will represent Canada at the MOS World Championships later this year, with first place money of $7,000 up for grabs.

Due to COVID-19, the dates for the World Championship have not yet been released.

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