Three Greek students participated in Microsoft’s “Office Specialist World Championships” this year, and performed exceptionally well, with one of them coming first in his category.
The competition took place in New York between July 28 and July 31, 2019.
Kyriakos Chatziefthymiades from Athens, who is in the third year of Greece’s Lyceum, or High School, won first place in the category of “Microsoft PowerPoint.”
Christos Kioftetzis, a 15-year old from Kavala, placed ninth in the world in the category of “Microsoft Excel” and first among all the Europeans who competed in the same category.
The third significant distinction for the Greek team came from 13-year old Nikos Skiadas from Sparta, who finished seventh in the entire world in the category of “Microsoft Excel and Word.”
The Greek team was comprised of the three students and their tutor, Panagiotis Aslanidis.
All three students placed first in their categories during the previous qualifying competition in Greece.
A total of 850,000 students from 119 countries around the world competed in national qualifying competitions prior to the 2019 World Championship.
Only 155 of these individuals, from a total of 50 nations, managed to go to New York for the finals, where the three young representatives from Greece performed brilliantly.