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05 August 2008 :: 14:08:33 pm 43174

Thai Students Win Microsoft World Titles

Certiport today announced Chawanat Nakasan, 16, from from Thailand and Penporn Koanantakool, 20, also from Thailand as this year's World Champions for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel(R), respectively, at the 2008 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft(R) Office.
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More than 56,000 students from around the globe participated in multiple rounds of testing, capped by the world championship round held in Hawaii, USA, to determine this year’s winners. The two world champions were ceremoniously recognized for their accomplishments during the Certiport PATHWAYS(TM) conference on Hawaii’s Big Island where 44 finalists competed.

“I was so glad to hear my name announced at the Word Champion,” said Chawanat Nakasan. “Having these skills means doing better in our jobs and living better.”

“I’m very happy,” stated Penporn Koanantakool. “Even now I’m so excited. This certifies that I know a lot in Excel. It’s going to help me a lot in the future.”

Both students expressed gratitude to parents and friends who helped them reach this milestone accomplishment. They both agree this Microsoft credential and their award will assist them as they progress in school and the workplace.

Qualifying for the Championship Round of the Competition is no easy feat. The World Champions–along with more than 56,000 students from 47 countries–participated in multiple rounds of local, national and regional competitions in the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office from October 2007 to May 2008. The criteria for selecting Country Champions are excellent exam scores and quick completion times. Students who outperformed their peers to make the final round of the Competition generally had perfect or near perfect exam scores and completion times well below the allotted examination time.

After compiling results from the Championship Round, these student winners earned the prestigious title of World Champions in Microsoft Word and Excel. Both World Champions, recognized at a Gala ceremony, and received a grand-prize technology package worth $6,500 USD.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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