Forest Park Student Credits IT Program and Teachers for Microsoft World Champion Title
Posted on 08/04/2017
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Up against the best in the world, John "Jack" Dumoulin, rising senior at Forest Park High School, brought home the champion's trophy from the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship held July 30-August 2 in Anaheim, California. He headed into the competition with state and national titles to his name.

Dumoulin credits his achievement in part to his teachers who have assisted him on his journey. He is enrolled in the Information Technology specialty program at Forest Park High School, where he has earned Microsoft Certifications for Access, Word/Excel Expert, Word, and PowerPoint.

Dumoulin, a self-professed "numbers guy," shared some statistics. Over a million students aged 13 to 22 from 124 countries submitted qualifying tests, including 320,000 from the United States. There were 200 competitors for six categories; Dumoulin won Excel 2016 for the USA, and $7,000.