A recent graduate of Sussex Technical High School has placed eighth in the country at the national Microsoft championships.

Jacqueline Yeo of Laurel, a Sussex Tech business, finance and marketing student, placed 8thin the PowerPoint 2016 category in the Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. She was named Delaware’s PowerPoint Champion for fall 2018.

Also representing Delaware at the national championships was Sussex Tech sophomore Joseph Klosiewicz of Georgetown, who was the state’s PowerPoint Champion for spring 2019.

For the national contest, state champions are given a blank template and must create a slideshow from scratch that meets the competition parameters and the assignment’s goals.

Yeo, who plans to attend Salisbury University to study business, said earlier this year that her Microsoft Office talents are not just about rote memorization or learning which menus to select. “We’re able to translate it into skills for our future careers,” she said. “And as we learn each skill, it enhances our memory so we can do better at learning other things.”

Sussex Tech’s business, finance and marketing program gives students direct, hands-on experience in running in-school businesses, as well as a practical ground in soft skills like public speaking, organization and team management.

 

Jacqueline Yeo, a Sussex Tech business student from Laurel, is Delaware's PowerPoint Champion.
Jacqueline Yeo, a Sussex Tech business graduate from Laurel, is Delaware’s fall 2018 PowerPoint Champion.