Greek 16-year-old Kyriakos Chatziefthymiadis, took home third place among 567,000 other participants, in the International Microsoft Office Specialist Competition of 2017.
Students between the ages of 13-22 from 122 countries competed in the annual global event.
“It was the best day of my life”, Chatziefthymiadis said to public broadcaster ERT. The young Microsoft Office expert won a trip to Disneyland, a cash prize, and more importantly, the opportunity for a brilliant career.
“I always thought that I want to visit America and Disneyland by the time I am 30 or 40. Imagine my excitement when I found out that I can do that at 16,” the teenager said.
Two more Greek students that were among the winners are 14 years old Tassos Melas; who won 16th place in Powerpoint skills, and Giota Botou who came in 30th, in Microsoft Word expertise.