Dunbar High School students have done it again! Because of their exceptionally high scores on Microsoft Office certification tests, students Bennett Hunter (11th grade), Tyler Millis (11th grade) and Ian Sexton (12th grade) have been named tops in the State of Florida in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010, respectively.
Competing against thousands of other students from across the State of Florida, Dunbar students took three of only six competitive spots for the Certiport 2015 Microsoft Office National Competition, scheduled for June 18- 20th in Orlando.
“It is such a significant achievement for these young men to demonstrate such an amazing proficiency in one of the nation’s top application software performance tests,” said Carl Burnside, Principal. “Each one of these students has on average at least 25 IT certification credentials at Dunbar and they excel in all areas of STEM.”
As a 4-year accomplished senior in the school’s Academy for Technology Excellence, Ian Sexton had perhaps the most reason to celebrate after being named a state champion. He graduated this past weekend with over 32 IT credentials, which included not only the Microsoft Office Suite, but also certifications in Autodesk and Adobe software. Ian also completed his certification as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Server 2012. All three students have received their Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate credential in Windows 7. “I expect so many great things out these talented students,” said Denise Spence, IT Programs Manager. “Regardless of how they do at the competition, they truly have an advantage over most students with the credentials they have received to date.”
For more information about Dunbar High School’s Academy for Technology Excellence, please visit http://dhs.leeschools.net.