Hamilton High School sophomore Logan Mumper is the Wisconsin state champion in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word 2016 exam. Mumper will go on to compete June 13-15 at the 2018 MOS U.S. National Championship in Atlanta.
A student in Toni Hillmann’s Computer Application class, Mumper was among other classmates who take industry-standard tests after each unit that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In all, 34 Hamilton students have been MOS certified, demonstrating specialized competence in Word 2016. Certification provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
This is only the second year that Hamilton has participated in Microsoft Imagine Academy, a nationwide program that allows schools to offer fundamental technology skills training and rigorous technical courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in information technology after graduation. Microsoft initially provided a grant that allowed Hamilton to participate in the program.