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

Posted August 2, 2011 7:15 p.m. EDT

— 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.