Surrey computer whiz off to world skills competition in Florida

Noah Stelting competing for title of World Champion at Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, set for Aug. 7 to 10.

Surrey’s Noah Stelting

SURREY — A Surrey teen is one of three B.C. students headed to Florida for the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship next month.

Noah Stelting from Surrey Christian School says he is ecstatic to be competing.

“I’m excited about the whole thing, there’s no one thing I can pinpoint,” said Noah, including “going to Orlando, Florida for the first time, and meeting people from across the world.”

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Noah was recently crowned an expert in Microsoft Excel 2013 at the Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship, the stepping stone to the global competition.

He’s earned an all-expenses paid trip to the event, sponsored by CCI Learning, to represent Canada at the global skills competition, set for Aug. 7 to 10.

Once there, Noah and the two other B.C. students will compete against others from across the globe for a $7,500 scholarship and, of course, the titled of “World Champion” in the respective categories.

Last year’s competition involved more than 600,000 people from 80 countries.

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