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MRCC students earn tech awards

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Three students from the Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy at Marion Regional Career Center were among the top scorers in the state during the recent qualifying round for a global 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist competition.

Damon Nacke, a Marion High School junior, earned second place in Microsoft PowerPoint
Travis Kroft, an MHS senior, earned third Place in Microsoft PowerPoint
John Rye, an MHS junior, earned third place in Microsoft Word

MRCC congratulates these students and expresses gratitude to their instructor, Dr. Travis Hueston, for his work to provide our students with opportunities every day!

The Microsoft Office Specialist competition presented by Certiport tests student’s skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (both 2013 and 2016 versions). Students between the ages of 13 and 22 can compete. Students at MRCC took the exams in their class in December, during the Fall Qualifier testing period.

There are two state qualifier testing periods for the Microsoft Office Specialist competition, one in the fall and in the spring. First place students in each category in each qualifier round, 12 students in all from each state, are invited to compete in the national championships. The top three in each category at that level earn monetary prizes, and the first place competitor advances to the world championship level competition.

MRCC is a certified Microsoft Imagine Academy, providing a convenient and flexible learning environment where students can get hands-on experience with the latest technology to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market or the next step in their academics.

Enrollment in the MRCC Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy is open to all juniors and seniors at participating schools in Grant County. Interested students should contact their school’s counselor, or call Nate McNeely at MRCC at 765-664-9091.