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Goddard student takes second in worldwide Microsoft PowerPoint competition

Andrew Parker, a senior at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, won second place out of more than 600,000 competitors worldwide at a Microsoft PowerPoint contest.
Andrew Parker, a senior at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, won second place out of more than 600,000 competitors worldwide at a Microsoft PowerPoint contest. Courtesy photo

A Goddard high school student has earned the silver medal in a worldwide competition that tests students’ knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

Andrew Parker, 17, a senior at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, came in second out of more than 600,000 competitors at an international competition in Dallas, according to officials with Certiport, one of the contest’s sponsors.

Andrew previously was named U.S. champion. For his second-place finish worldwide, he was awarded $3,750 in scholarship money, a medal, a trophy and Microsoft products.

“Andrew is part of an elite group that knows how to use Microsoft PowerPoint efficiently and to its full potential,” Aaron Osmond, vice president of the global Certiport offering for Pearson VUE, said in a news release. “We are proud to support this competition as a vehicle to promote what the world needs most – young people who possess in-demand workforce skills.”

First place went to Taweelap Suwattanapunkul of Thailand, the company said in a news release. Third place went to Waqas Ali of Pakistan.

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