Imagine the energy of 100 students from around the globe waiting on the edge of their seats to find out if they’ve won a fiercely competitive MOS World Champion title! These motivated students competed against over 344,000 of their peers from 90 countries to make it to the 13th annual championship event in Washington DC this summer. The top six student competitors were recognized at the awards ceremony and presented with a $5,000 scholarship, a gold medal, and a trophy. Here are the exciting results!

(from left to right)

  • Ka Fai Wong, Macao, Word 2010
  • Himal Shrestha, Nepal, Excel 2010
  • Jiri Houzvicka, Czech Republic, PowerPoint 2010
  • Kieran Youngman, United Kingdom, Word 2007
  • Sicheng Wen, China, Excel 2007
  • Shu-Mei Cheng, Taiwan, PowerPoint 2007

For those of us from Microsoft that attended, it was an amazing opportunity to mingle with and congratulate each of the student competitors. Microsoft made presentations including an in-depth Office 2013 demo by Julia White (Office GM) and Ari Schorr (PM), and the Microsoft education keynote by Lauren Woodman (Partners in Learning GM). The conference also allowed for quality time spent presenting to and meeting with each of the MOS and MTA distributors.

The MOS 2013 Championship event page has highlights of all the results. Check out the photo gallery, too.           

2013 MOS World Championship awards presentation

Want to be a part of something like this? Do you know some students who should be here? Let’s start thinking now about the 2014 MOS Championship which kicks off October 1! Students interested in participating should check out details in this video:

To read more about the recent event in Washington, D.C.,  here is a sampling of the videos and articles and press releases you can check out: