Olivia Martin, senior at Caldwell County High School from Fredonia, placed 10th in Microsoft Word 2016 division at the 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship from July 28-31, 2019.
She qualified to compete in the World Championship after she competed in the U.S. Microsoft Office Word 2016 National Championship back in June and won first place.
According to Certiport's website, this years competition attracted more than 850,000 candidates from 119 countries. Students were able to prove their superior skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Competitors participated in a variety of project-based tests that allowed the to demonstrate their ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
The top student competitors were recognized by Microsoft and Certiport and an award ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York. Each first place winner was presented with a $7,000 cash prize.
The winners in the Microsoft Word 2016 division were:
First place, Adrian Boier, Romania. Second place, Pou Leng Ho, Macau. Third place, Aryan Trehan, IndiaFourth place, Jihwan Jang, South Korea. Fifth place, Viktoria Zhelyazkova Kabaivanova, Bulgaria. Sixth place, Kgotso Theletsane, South Africa. Seventh place, Ka Kiu Chan, Hong Kong. Eighth place, Yu-Hsuan Chang, Taiwan. Ninth place, Amila Mujkic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tenth place, Olivia Martin, USA.