A Pakistani prodigy Waqas Ali has won for PowerPoint 2013 a bronze medal at Microsoft Office Championship 2015. This championship was held from Aug 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.
Pakistani Student Wins Bronze Medal at Microsoft Championship 2015
Waqas Ali is a student of FFC Grammar School from Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki district and came in third place for PowerPoint 2013, and was the only representative from Pakistan. Prizes for the bronze medal include $1,500 in prize money, an HP Tablet and a Parrot Drone. Thailand won the gold medal and the USA won silver.
Waqas Ali said about his success:
“I am feeling so many things right now, but most of all, I am proud that I have won. This was the first time for Pakistan, I was the only one, and I’ve won it. In fact, no – this is not my win; this is the win of my family, TEC Education Foundation, my friends, for all their massive support.”
Certiport Executive Aaron Osmond said:
These winners are part of an elite group that know how to use Microsoft PowerPoint efficiently and to its full potential, 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.”
Over 800,000 students initially participated in the qualifying rounds out of which the toppers from different countries were invited to the championship. 145 toppers were selected among them from 127 different countries. Among these 147 toppers Ali got third position and won a bronze model. Moreover the event was held at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Centre in Texas.
It is important to mention that other countries have participated for several years at the championship and also provide personal coaches to their students to give them special training. Moreover at national levels prizes are also given for securing the first three positions.
But Waqas Ali prepared himself for the championship and paid for it out of his own pocket. He was also the only one Pakistani who participated in this championship and won a bronze medal by getting third position.