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GHS students certify in Microsoft programs

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Pictured are (top, L-R, back row) Mary Adamson, Anna Wolfrum, Baeli Kinsley, Marie Heckman, Roop Chahal, Marykate Forsman, Anya Ruddell, Dane Lindsley; and (front, L-R) Ervin Carrillo, Erwin Carrillo, Bella Klapprich, Debbie Webb and Blake Schoo; (middle, left, L-R) Zach Stoner, Kevin Finnegan and Caleb Barger;  (middle, right, L-R, standing Jarret McFredrick, Dayne Kinsley, Isaac VanDomelan, Nathan Reuter, Kaylee Doughty, Nathan Lothspeich, Zoe Lutz, Hunter Robinson, Hailey Cass and Jackson Johnson; and (kneeling, L-R) Tori Ebert, Owen Ruklic, Molly Deford, Victoria Williams and Katrina Wolfrum; and (above, L-R back row) Emmy Williams, Alex Kashmitter, Kimberly Kaschmitter, Megan Bashaw, Grace Vangunten, Kirsten Olson, Emma Edwards, Blake Courtney; and (Front, L-R) Alli Kohrman, Mathew McLean, Emily Mundell, McKenzie Bacon, Robert Newsom and Brandon Vetter.


Contributed photos Pictured are (top, L-R, back row) Mary Adamson, Anna Wolfrum, Baeli Kinsley, Marie Heckman, Roop Chahal, Marykate Forsman, Anya Ruddell, Dane Lindsley; and (front, L-R) Ervin Carrillo, Erwin Carrillo, Bella Klapprich, Debbie Webb and Blake Schoo; (middle, left, L-R) Zach Stoner, Kevin Finnegan and Caleb Barger; (middle, right, L-R, standing Jarret McFredrick, Dayne Kinsley, Isaac VanDomelan, Nathan Reuter, Kaylee Doughty, Nathan Lothspeich, Zoe Lutz, Hunter Robinson, Hailey Cass and Jackson Johnson; and (kneeling, L-R) Tori Ebert, Owen Ruklic, Molly Deford, Victoria Williams and Katrina Wolfrum; and (above, L-R back row) Emmy Williams, Alex Kashmitter, Kimberly Kaschmitter, Megan Bashaw, Grace Vangunten, Kirsten Olson, Emma Edwards, Blake Courtney; and (Front, L-R) Alli Kohrman, Mathew McLean, Emily Mundell, McKenzie Bacon, Robert Newsom and Brandon Vetter.



— A variety of Grangeville High School students in the business and technology classes of Bruce Wassmuth have passed the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

Students learn Microsoft Office programs, including Word 2016, Excel 2016, Access 2016, and PowerPoint 2016, in business computers class. They then focus on specializing in one of the four programs. Once they become proficient in the program, they take a nationally recognized test to prove their knowledge of the software. If they pass, they are awarded with a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. After they certify in one area, they focus on another area. Currently, students are certifying in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

“We have also begun a new certification program at GHS this year that includes Adobe software,” said Wassmuth.

Successfully certifying for the first time at GHS were (File: Adobe 2017) Zach Stoner – Photoshop CC; Caleb Barger – Premiere Pro CC; and Kevin Finnegan – Premiere Pro CC.

Wassmuth pointed out that several studies show that students who earn certification have an increased graduation rate, higher GPA, increased post-secondary enrollment and improved confidence when they complete these certifications. The Florida Career and Professional Education department performance report in particular shows an average GPA of 3.09 for students with certification compared to 2.72 for students without certification, and 97.2 percent of students with certification graduate compared to 83.9 percent of students without.



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