Wayne teen is one of the best in the world at Microsoft Office

Posted August 2, 2011

— A Wayne County high school graduate placed 7th this week in a worldwide competition showing off her skills with Microsoft Office.

Miranda Hill, a 2011 graduate of Spring Creek High School in Seven Springs, beat more than 72,000 students across the United States to win the Microsoft Word portion of the U.S. Competition on Microsoft Office.

She earned an all-expenses-paid trip to compete against students from 26 countries in the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office in San Diego, Calif. Hill competed Monday and the results were announced Tuesday. 

Hill became interested in technology while taking a required business course at Spring Creek High. She became the school's first student to earn a Microsoft Office certification.

She will attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the fall. She plans to major in music education and wants to teach at the college level.


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  • Aaaarrrggghhh Aug 4, 2011

    I wonder what she had to do in the competition. How do they determine who is the best?

  • ncguy Aug 4, 2011

    she should be interning at microsoft.

  • YNCSW51 Aug 4, 2011

    Great job!!! Congrats

  • Boostershot Aug 4, 2011

    Good job Miranda! Just goes to show that if you work hard, good things will come your way.

  • parcman Aug 3, 2011

    as poor as these county schools are this is one person who has studied and it has paid off, i bet she can get a job at microsoft oneday if she learns chinese

  • live_the_truth Aug 3, 2011

    This is wonderful, congratulations! I love reading such happy stories! I wish WRAL would post more of these happy stories as headline stories and not so much negativity!

  • richnsteph4 Aug 3, 2011