Teen named 1st U.S. world champ at Ex­cel spread­sheets

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Mil­lions of ap­pli­cants, hun­dreds of com­peti­tors, nearly 50 coun­tries and thou­sands of dol­lars — among all those fig­ures one Amer­i­can came out with the best spot on the spread­sheet.

WUSA-TV re­ported Sun­day that a Vir­ginia teen has be­come a world cham­pion at Ex­cel spread­sheets.

It’s the first time in the com­pe­ti­tion’s 16 years that an Amer­i­can has clinched the ti­tle.

Af­ter win­ning first place and $3,000 in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, which chal­lenges Ex­cel users by giv­ing them real-world sce­nar­ios to work with, 17-year-old John Du­moulin earned a spot in the world com­pe­ti­tion, and there won $7,000.

John won against fi­nal­ists from 49 coun­tries, con­tend­ing with the top 200 of 2.2 mil­lion ap­pli­cants.

He says he uses Ex­cel as a hobby to or­ga­nize base­ball sta­tis­tics of his fa­vorite team, the Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

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