by Sarah Stuart


From July 2018 through December 2018, 2,465 students from 89 Idaho schools passed one of more Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams. The certification exams cover Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016. Weiser High School Junior, Emberlee Thomas received the highest score on the Excel 2013 certification exam in the state of Idaho. Out of a possible 1,000 points, Thomas scored 980.


Thomas has been selected to represent the state of Idaho for Excel 2013 in Orlando, FL at the US National MOS Championship on June 17-18, 2019.


To help support her trip, a GoFundMe page has been set up and is available here.


Other Weiser High School students who passed the MOS certification exam for Excel 2013 are:


Abe Konvalin, second highest score

Garrick Carroll, third highest score

Renae Reese, fourth highest score

Santiago Ixta Acuna

Shelby Aldrich

Oscar Cruz

Gabrielle Fortik

Geovanna Garcia

Emily Kielhorn

Emilee Marvin

Zander McElroy

Kindel Montero

Allen Murray

Benjamin Odoms

Ana Ramirez

Makaela Sherry

Billie Tanner