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PAHS Students Receive Microsoft Certifications

PAHS Students Receive Microsoft Certifications
Posted on 03/20/2017
PAHS Students Receive Microsoft CertificationsPort Angeles, Wash. – Twenty-four Port Angeles High School students received their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications at the end of the first semester.  

Ten passed the PowerPoint Exam – Kiara Amundson, Alivia Carvell, Austin Fisher, Ethan Flodstrom, Hailey Horton, Sierra Hunter, Drake Lacy, Krysten McGuffey, Ben Schneider, and Daemeon Thomas.

Fourteen students passed the Word Exam – Kaya Boeckermann, Josie Ciaciuch, Crystal Dam, Kailey Droz, Seamus Harris, Shekinah Jones, Easton Joslin, Cyndi McAdow, Nathan Mishler, Dyson Pham, Athony Quinones, Lainey Sukert, Akasha Thomas, and Tabitha Webster.

Port Angeles High School is listed fifth, behind Walla Walla, Moses Lake, Manson, and Lindberg High Schools, in the “Top Ten High Schools By Pass Rate in MOS.” 

“The program used to be referred to as Microsoft IT Academy,” Business Instructor Lisa Joslin explained. “Microsoft recently changed the name to Microsoft Imagine Academy. 

“The goal for my students is to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications, she added. “These certifications validate the mastery of Microsoft Office skills that are valuable demonstrating productivity in a wide range of jobs and other life pursuits. Earning MOS certification proves the ability to use Office applications for on the job needs and provides valuable distinction to help students enter higher education or the workforce.”

Accompanying photo, starting from front, left to right, shows Kyrsten McGuffey, Lainey Sukert, Kaya Boeckermann, Tabitha Webster, Alivia Carvell, Josie Ciaciuch, Kailey Droz, Cyndi McAdow, Shekinah Jones, Hailey Horton, Ben Schneider, Austin Fischer, Drake Lacy, Akasha Thomas, Seamus Harris, Nathan Mishler, Daemeon Thomas, and Easton Joslin. Not pictured: Kiara Amundson, Crystal Dam, Ethan Flodstrom, Sierra Hunter, Dyson Pham, and Anthony Quinones.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles High School

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org